Maersk Oil's statement is inadequate
The Danish Environmental Protection Agency has received a statement from Maersk Oil on illegal emissions of chemicals in connection with the oil and gas production in the North Sea. The report is, however, inadequate and the board has given Maersk Oil until August 7 to provide the missing information.
New strategic plan for the North Sea|
Today, the long-awaited oil and gas strategy for the Danish part of the North Sea was unveiled. It is developed in close cooperation between the Danish Energy Agency and the National Geological Surveys for Denmark and Greenland (GEUS).
Bladt constructs the first Beatrice foundation|
Bladt Industries has successfully installed the top 3D structure on the bottom 3D structure of Jacket 1, which is the first of 30 jacket foundations for the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd (BOWL) project. The assembly began yesterday at 6.00 and ended at 8.30.
Vestas upgrades 3 MW turbines to 4 MW|
Vestas introduces the fourth generation of the 3MW platform since its launch in 2010 and now has eight turbines, including three new variants: V117-4.0 4.2 MW, V136-4.0/4.2 MW and V150-4.0 4.2 MW. V150-4.0/4.2 MW offers the largest rotor in its class and gives the highest yield in low winds.
DONG booming in Britain|
The expansion in offshore wind causes DONG Energy to be one of the largest foreign investors in the UK energy sector. Now the company is also booming in the electricity market. DONG Energy has secured its largest contract in the UK corporate customer market delivery to Welsh Power.
|Danish wind road show underway in the US|
Four Danish wind energy companies have joined the Danish Chamber of Commerce in a roadshow in the United States, where companies will meet with potential American partners on the American East Coast and at the Gulf of Mexico.
|MHI Vestas charters Vestvind|
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has chartered United Wind Logistics' special vessel Vestvind for the transportation of V164-8.0 MW turbine components. Vestvind, which has received the MHI Vestas logo, has already started delivering the turbines to Belfast for the Walney Extension wind farm in the Irish Sea.
DONG uses battery solution at wind farm|
DONG Energy will integrate battery plants in the Burbo Bank offshore wind farm to deliver frequency response. The first wind power and battery hybrid plant of its kind in an offshore wind farm must provide frequency response to stabilize the network frequency at 50 Hz and maintain its power in the main grid.
Statoil: Floating turbines in US and Japan|
Statoil has identified Japan and the two US states of California and Hawaii as leading markets for the development of floating offshore wind farms. Statoil develops the 30 MW Hywind Scotland, which, when it is in operation at the end of the year, becomes the first floating offshore wind farm at commercial level.
Recordbreaking turbines from Vestas again|
Today, Vestas has launched its newest and most powerful offshore wind turbine, V164-9.5 MW. The turbine is a further development of the world's most efficient wind turbine with 80-meter long wings. It is already the owner of the world record for production of power in 24 hours.
DONG businesses sold for 8,7 billion DKK|
DONG Energy writes in a stock exchange announcement that it has sold its oil and gas business to the chemical company INEOS, which is based in Switzerland and England, for a total of 8,7 billion DKK. 440 employees will be taken over by INEOS, the company writes.
|Race Bank produces electricity for first time|
According to A2SEA, the fourth wind turbine was installed in the Race Bank offshore wind farm in Great Britain on Friday May 19. Race Bank received its first turbine on May 9 and shortly after, the first electricity was delivered to the national electricity grid.
|20 wind turbines erected at Nordsee One|
20 of the 54 wind turbines in the Nordsee One wind farm have now been installed. It is shown in the latest press release from Galloper Wind Farm Limited, a jointventure headed by Innogy SE, which also owns Nordsee One together with Northland Power.
New DONG Park supplies 230,000 homes|
DONG has officially launched its new Burbo Bank Extension wind turbine park out of Liverpool. It is the first offshorepark which uses Vestas' enormous V164-8.0 MW wind turbines commercially.
MHI Vestas expands production in Esbjerg|
Large demand for MHI Vestas' 8 MW turbine has brought the company to expand the production facilities at Esbjerg Harbor with 5,600 square meters. The facilities must produce Power Converter Modules (PCM) exclusively for MHI Vestas.
Goldman Sachs sells DONG shares|
Through its Luxembourg-based company New Energy Investment, Goldman Sachs has put 10,509,527 shares in DONG up for sale. This corresponds to approx. 2,5 pct. of the shares in the company. After the sale, Goldman Sachs will have approx. 4,5 pct. of its shares in DONG back.
Huge progress in orders at Siemens Wind|
Orders in the Siemens Wind Power and Renewables division amounted to approximately 3,1 billion EUR, around 23 billion DKK, in Q2 2017, compared to approximately 2,1 billion EUR, or 15,6 billion DKK, in the same period last year.
|Bladt prepares Beatrice foundations|
Bladt Industries has successfully completed the first lifting operation of the external platform on the top jacket 3D structure for the first out of 30 jacket foundations for Beatrice Offshore Windfarm, to be built in northern Scotland.
|The state will withdraw from North Sea fields|
The state will not continue as co-owner of the North Sea fields operated by DONG Energy when the company sells its oil and gas activities later this year. It happens even though the state has been struggling to become a co-owner for more than 30 years, Berlingske Business writes.
Low oil prices cause losses in Nordsøfonden|
For the third consecutive year, the state-owned company Nordsøfonden experiences a big loss. In 2016 it was DKK 443 million. Which, however, was significantly less than the loss in 2015 of DKK 1,352 million, characterized by major write-downs and significant expenses for a lost arbitration case.
DONG Energy: Oil and gas is sold this year|
Dong Energy increased its earnings significantly from its oil- and gas division in the first quarter of this year compared to last year. But the plans to sell are maintained and expected to be completed this year, Dong said in its quarterly report.
Danish Wind Alliance seeks US partnerships|
Bladt Industries, ISC Consulting Engineers, Semco Maritime and LICengineering join forces with the Danish Chamber of Commerce to create an integrated platform for partnerships with US companies.
DONG awarded German offshore projects|
The German Bundesnetzagentur has awarded DONG Energy the right to build three offshore wind projects in the German North Sea. For two of the projects - OWP West and Borkum Riffgrund West 2 - DONG Energy made bids at zero EUR per MWh
|Offshore wind overtakes oil and gas|
There was a change of power in the energy sector in 2015. For the first time ever, offshore wind had a better turnover than oil and gas. It is presented in an analysis of the Danish offshore industry that Region Syddanmark has prepared.
|Vestas secure huge order in the Netherlands|
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has signed a conditional agreement for the supply of two offshore projects totaling 680 MW in the Netherlands. Borssele III & IV are, respectively, at 330 MW and 350 MW. It is not known what type of turbines will be used.
Vestager approves state aid for Kriegers|
The European Commission has approved Denmark's application to be allowed to provide state aid for the establishment of Kriegers Flak, which with its 600 MW will be the largest Danish offshore wind farm. The EU aids with 1,1 billion kr.
The North Sea to become a "Silicon Valley"|
Denmark is something special in the blue energy sector. Therefore, it is the Government's ambition that the Danish part of the North Sea should be offshores answer to "Silicon Valley" with great value for the Danish society. This was written by Lars Christian Lilleholt and the CEO of Esvagt in a debate.
LM Wind Power builds French blade factory|
LM Wind Power has started construction on its new offshore wind turbine blade manufacturing facility in Cherbourg in France. The first stone for the new factory, which marks the official start of construction will be set today, March 23, according to information from the French Ministry of Environment, Energy and sea.
New North Sea agreement is in place|
Maersk Oil and its partners in DUC can now cancel the closure of the Tyra field and instead embark on the reconstruction of the old field. It was established today after the government has reached an agreement with S, DF, SF and RV, which ensures lower taxes on oil and gas from the North Sea.
|Ambassador: Window for DONG in the US|
Denmark's ambassador to the United States sees good opportunities for the establishment of wind turbines in the country. DONG is already well underway and has plans for more. So far there is nothing to suggest that the new president can or will stop the development.
|North Sea negotiations stranded |
Negotiations between Maersk and the government on a new tax agreement for the North Sea is put on stand-by. According to Børsen, this is due to the controversy surrounding the development of oil prices.
MHI Vestas missing up to 50 engineers|
MHI Vestas, which exclusively manufactures wind turbines, are now in search of a number of engineers. This is because of the expansion of production capacity at the company's nacelle factory in Lindø at Odense and its turbine blade factory in Nakskov on Lolland.
EU approves DONG Formosa 1 agreement|
The European Commission has, in accordance with Regulation EU Merger Regulation, approved the proposed acquisition of joint control of Formosa 1 International Investment Taiwan between DONG Energy, Australia's Macquarie Capital and Swancor Holding in Taiwan.
Offshore wind turbine trials approved|
The DEA has given I/S Nissum Bredning Vind settlement permit for their 28 MW pilot project "Testbed for new technologies and integrated design". In February 2016, the project was the winner of the DEA's bidding round in the special pilot scheme for new offshore wind technology.
Norwegian offshore company rehire 300|
The supply company Island Offshore rehires 300 employees who were laid off. Now several of the company's vessels can look forward to receiving jobs as a number of vessels that otherwise were obvious choices, have recently received contracts so that they can come into operation once again.
|Berlingske: North Sea agreement in place|
According to Berlingske, the government agreed with Maersk on a new agreement that ensures new investments in the Tyra field - and thus the Danish oil and gas extraction continues.
|New wave energy plant coming to Sæby|
Ever since the turn of the century, a team led by the late inventor Henning Pilgaard has worked to create a new Danish wave energy plant - Crestwing. The first half-scale plant is planned to be launched in the autumn.
Ocean-wind beat all records Wednesday|
On Wednesday, Danish wind farms produced enough electricity to cover 104 percent of the country's energy consumption. Thereby, Denmark tops the list of countries with the highest proportion of energy from offshore wind on a windy day in Europe.
Danes will discuss offshore wind in Japan|
In late February and early March, Japanese professionals in wind power will meet with a delegation of Danish offshore investors, developers and manufacturers within the wind industry. Participants will discuss how Japan can take advantage of the Danish experience on offshore wind turbines.
Siemens secure substantial contract|
For the first time ever, Siemens Wind Power will provide a complete wind farm solution, including foundations for the EnBW Hohe See offshore project. Hohe See's owner EnBW has now taken a final investment decision for its 497 megawatt wind farm.
DONG start Walney Extension|
DONG Energy will start construction of the 660 MW Walney Extension wind farm in Cumbria next week with the initial installation work on the seabed. To mark the launch, the developer has allocated 300.000 GBP to support and develop the commercial fishery in the eastern Irish Sea.