Strong Danish-Indonesian relationship
The Danish trade organization Danske Maritime had a good and rewarding meeting last week, which confirmed the already close working relationship between Denmark and Indonesia in the maritime area. In recent years, the Indonesian government has focused on developing the maritime sector, including fisheries and navy.
Bladt gets contract for foundations|
Bladt Industries, headquartered in Aalborg, have signed a contract for building 35 transition pieces for the Borssele 1 & 2 Offshore Wind Farm in the Netherlands. The production of the transition pieces that are part of the foundation will begin in the near future. The transitions are manufactured in Denmark.
Here what went wrong at Hirtshal Shipyard |
Two accidents that took place simultaneously were the reason why the jetty at Hirtshals Yard nearly capsized on August 17. The Norwegian fishing trawler Hardhus, which was located in the covered jetty at the time, was severly damaged by the incident. The jetty was also damaged, but is expected to be repaired within a couple of months
Bladt have finalized Horns Rev 3 order|
Last week, the final four of the 24 transition pieces for Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm were loaded onto a ship from SAL Heavy Lift and immediate shipped off to Bladt Industries in Aalborg. The 24 transition pieces each weigh approximately 500 tons and have a diameter of 6,5 meters and a are 32 meters in length.
HMM signs contract for 20 ships|
The South Korean container shipping company Hyundai Merchant Marine, HMM, has signed a deal for an giant order of container ships with local shipyard DSME, Hyundai Heavy(HHI) and Samsung. HMM’s CEO Chang Keun Yoo signed a contract for 20 vessels in total earlier today.
|Criticism in case of forced maritime labor |
The Danish Ministry of Defense did not do enough to prevent a breach in human rights and workers rights during the construction of the patrol boat Lauge Koch, writes Danish newspaper Informational as an extension of a statement by the so-called Mediation and grievance Institution for responsible business conduct (MKI).
|Great Spirit in the Danish Camp|
As always, the Danish organization Eksportforeningen will host a large Danish pavilion at the upcoming SMM fair in Hamburg. The Danish maritime companies are well prepared and optimistic - and they have a lot of new products to showcase.
Floating dock has lifted and trawler s free|
On Tuesday, the floating crane Sanne A succeeded the task of opening the floating dock in Hirtshals, and thus it was possible to free the trapped Norwegian trawler Hardhaus. Experts are currently examining the trawler for damages.
Rasmus Jarlov visits MAN in Frederikshavn|
Minister of economic and business affairs, Rasmus Jarlov, paid a visit to MAN Energy Solutions in Frederikshavn. During the visit, the minister was briefed about the organization and was shown the advanced engine test facility.
Bladt enters joint venture in Taiwan |
Bladt Industries has entered a joint venture med Taiwan company Century Wind Poer regarding production of mill fundament. Taiwan’s government has an ambitious goal of establishing large offshore windmill farms and the country could be an important springboard for the Asian market.
MAN propulsion for LNG-Containerships|
MAN Energy Solutions has won the order to provide the propulsion systems for 2 × 2,525-teu containership newbuildings, which will join the fleet of Pasha Hawaii, the U.S. Jones Act carrier in the Hawaii trade lane.
|Ørsted sells last non Danish power station|
Ørsted has made a deal of selling its 50 percent stake in the Dutch power station Enecogen located in Rotterdam, to a fully owned subsidiary of Castleton Commodities International LLC. The deal includes certain usual conditions and is expected to be finalized in the third quarter of 2018.
|Østerild allowed testing 330 meter windmills|
The Danish Parliament has approved the plan to expand the test center for windmills in North Jutland’s cities Østerild and Høvsøre. The changes will be in effect from July 1 and amongst other things, this will mean that the test center can expand with two windmills and in Østerild it will be allowed to test 330-meter tall windmills compared to the current regulations, that allow windmills of 250 meters.
DESMI delivers a satisfactory result|
At the general assembly of the DESMI Group, the Annual Report for 2017 was presented and approved. Revenue for the year prior to taxes was 855 million Danish kroner, and profit before taxes came in at 44.2 million Danish kroner. The result aligns with the budget for the year and is considered satisfactory.
MAN to build LPG-engine together with HHI|
MAN Diesel & Turbo has signed a letter of intent with Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) to build an engine, driven by liquid petroleum gas (LPG). This fuel has a great potential because it does not contain sulphur, thus complying with the upcoming rules and restrictions for sulphur emissions.
Orskov Yard barely makes it financially|
Despite taking a significant loss in revenues, Orskov Yard was able to increase profit from 6.4 to 8.6 million. This is shown in the yards finance accounts of 2016/17, which were recently published. The yard also expects positive results in 2018.
LORC launches new test facility on Lindø|
Lindø Offshore Renewables Center (LORC) has launched its new test facilities Lindø HALT Test Facility and Lindø Component and Structure Testing (LCST). According to LORC, the Center has secured an environment for full-scale testing of windmills and propulsion components to support the offshore wind sector.
|NSSLGlobal all-in-one cellular/VSAT solution|
NSSLGlobal has launched FusionIP, which combines VSAT and cellular connectivity within the same device. Within one single 60cm SAILOR dome, FusionIP integrates the best of two worlds; LTE and satellite broadband, allowing ships to automatically switch between 4G/3G and satellite networks to achieve optimum data speeds and cost efficiency.
|Bladt celebrates world record at Lindø|
Bladt Industries can celebrate that they, as the first company in the world, have built 100 offshore jacket foundations. The building of the many foundations has taken place at the company's factory in Lindø Industrial Park.
Danish-Chinese agreement on ballast water|
Danske Maritime has entered a cooperation agreement with the Shipbuilding Information Center of China (SICC) on solutions for ballast water treatment and shipbuilding. Denmark is the first country to have entered such an agreement in China.
Danish OW investors sue banks|
A consortium of 24 Danish institutional investors also sue the banks Morgan Stanley and Carnegie for prospect liability in the OW Bunker case. Thus, the defendant's circle of claims for damages of approximately DKK 767 million is extended to OW Bunker A/S under bankruptcy.
13 mayors require installer arrangement|
Maritime installers must be included in the same tax exemption from working internationally as Danish crews. This will ensure jobs in the municipalities, 13 mayors say, who in a letter calls on the government to follow the Growth Team's recommendation in this area.
Half-yearly accounts: DSV doubles result|
The Danish transport and logistics giant DSV has benefited from the second quarter, with significant growth in both earnings and cash flows. Based on a strong first half-year, DSV upgrades its expectations for the whole of 2017 and launches a new share buyback program of DKK 1 billion.
|Maritime companies merge|
SL Power in Faaborg has merged with Nortech Marine in Hirtshals. The target is 33 new jobs and a turnover of 70 million DKK within three years. The two companies are engaged in servicing motor systems in the maritime world and offshore.
|Annual meeting attracts many participants|
The number of participants in Danish Maritime's annual meeting, which takes place at MAN Diesel & Turbo in Copenhagen on Wednesday, April 5, has already rounded 100 - but it is still possible to register for this exciting event.
Vestas secures three Chinese turbine orders |
Vestas has secured three firm and unconditional orders for wind turbine projects in China, totaling 151 MW. Two of them are comprised of 48 MW with hub heights of 137 meters, China's tallest turbine towers. The second project is comprised of the 55 MW turbines, also built on the Vestas 2 MW platform.
New Hempel factory in Kuwait|
Hempel has inaugurated a new factory in Mina Abdullah in Kuwait. Built to ISO 9000 quality management guidelines, the new factory will meet growing demand for Hempel coatings in the Middle East region.
Hempel appoints new CCO|
Michael Hansen will take up his position on 1 May as new Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) at Hempel, one of the world’s leading coatings manufacturers.
Spring has come to the Danish yards|
There was snow in many places in the country this morning. But worry not – Spring is coming. They know this at Søby Shipyard where the many ferry dockings - being prepared for the summer bustle - is a sure sign of spring
|Scrubber conference on the way|
Danish Martime and MARCOD focus on scrubber technology, implementation of sulfur rules and new business opportunities for Danish maritime suppliers at a conference in April.
|Greenlandic vessels choose Hirtshals|
At the moment, several Greenlandic vessels are berthed in Hirtshals. All vessels are going to get major ship services. In late January, Sarfaqittuk from Arctic Umiaq Line arrived. A week after, Pajuttat from Royal Arctic Line arrivied. The two vessels are in Hirtshals until mid-February.
The Danish shipyards are doing well|
While many shipyards around the world are struggling with deficits and empty order books, things are going really well for the Danish shipyards. We are no longer building large ships, but in turn we have a good hold of special ships, repairs and maintenance.
Restructuring expensive for Alfa Laval|
In 2016, Alfa Laval saw declines in both order intake, revenue and profits. The accounts were negatively impacted due to costs associated with a major restructuring. The fourth quarter did show improvement compared to the third quarter of 2016.
Denmark and India in maritime agreement|
Danish Maritime and the Indian maritime trade organization Gujarat Maritime Board has signed the first maritime cooperation agreement in recent times between Denmark and India. The Minister of Energy, power and climate Lars Chr. Lilleholt was present at the signing.
Danish delivery for longest submarine cable|
The Danish marine consulting firm Survey Assosiation has signed an agreement to conduct risk managemet task of the Norwegian-British consortium, which is in the process of building the world's longest submarine cable.
|The maritime industry is more productive|
The maritime equipment industries and the shipyards have in recent years achieved productivity gains that are above the level of the Danish economy and the Blue Denmark as a whole. This is shown in a new report from the Danish Maritime Authority, prepared by the Labour Movement.
|Sulfur regulations may create Danish jobs|
New rules on sulfur emissions from the UN International Maritime Organization, IMO, can lead to many new jobs at Danish maritime industries. The rules will go into force in 2020. One of the companies that can benefit from the new rules are PureteQ which makes smoke cleaning plants.
PBES Sets Up Danish Operations|
DMF 2016: Plan B Energy Storage has announced the creation of PBES Denmark ApS. PBES Denmark will be the cornerstone of the energy storage industry in Denmark, delivering local jobs and focussing on bringing energy storage systems to marine and grid solutions in Denmark.
US visit does not resolve disagreement|
During a business visit to the US this week, which was led on by the Royal Couple and the Minister of Business and Growth Troels Lund Poulsen, the Danish Maritime's Vice President Michael Prehn did not hear any positive notes on ballast water from the Americans, but on the other hand he did not hear any bad ones either.
Maritime opportunities in Dubai|
The fall in oil prices has reduced activity in the offshore and maritime industry. In Dubai there is still an ambitious growth strategy for the maritime area, which offers opportunities for Danish companies. The Danish General Consulate in Dubai will set focus on this on October 3 in Frederikshavn.
Young people to maritime training programs|
Danish Maritime is part of a campaign to get parents to talk education with their children. Employers are crying out for more skilled employees, but three out of four parents who have children that are between 14 and 23 years old, would advise their children to take a high school education.