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.
Norden reorganizes dry cargo department|
Norden reorganizes its dry cargo department to provide better service to its customers. The department is organized in less specialized teams with increased flexibility and authority. The new setup should, among other things, provide improved response time for customers and the market.
Odense Harbor has violated harbor law|
In a decision, the Traffic Authority has agreed with Blue Water Shipping in the fact that Odense Harbor through the subsidiary Lindø Industrial Park has violated the harbor law in several places. Thus, Blue Water Shipping has been exposed to illegal competition from a municipally owned company.
New Head of Naval Staff|
Flotille Admiral Torben Mikkelsen has been appointed Rear Admiral and will be the head of the Navy Staff in the Defense Command from June 1, 2017. Torben Mikkelsen is 54 years old and comes from a position as head of the Naval Tactical Staff.
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.
|Danish Maritime Authority for digitalization|
The Danish Maritime Authority launches a pilot project that will illuminate the possibilities for digitalizing the entire registration process for a ship. Today, papers still need to be filled out and documents manually handled, but the board will now investigate whether blockchain technology can provide value.
|Conference: Digitalization is everywhere|
Digitalization is the keyword when the Transport Economics Association (TØF) gives an invitation to the Freight Transport Conference 2017 under the heading: The paperless logistics chain. The conference will be held at Danske Rederier on June 8.
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.
Best shipping company announced today|
It will be at the Danish Shipowners' Association’s premises when the final in the battle to manage the most successful shipping company is decided today. If anyone is in doubt, it is the final of the Blue Denmark’s board game for students in the 8th and 9th grade ...
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.
|New method can remove plastic from 2018|
The environmental group The Ocean Cleanup expects to be able to implement a new method that can clean up plastic from the Pacific Ocean in the first half of 2018. The method makes cleanup both easier and faster.
|What a maritime career can look like|
The Blue Denmark needs more young people who want to complete a maritime education. Therefore, Maritime Network Frederikshavn holds Maritime Careers Day at Frederikshavn Harbor on May 23 for the second consecutive year.
Danish software can eliminate black smoke|
IMO requirement to remove 75 pct. of NOx emissions from new ships in environmental zones makes it necessary to use new technologies. A newly developed Danish software can prevent ships from developing black smoke by accelerating, thus helping to reduce the NOx in the exhaust.
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.
Two die in accident in Copenhagen Harbor |
Two people have died after one or more jet skis crashed into a small boat on the water at high speed at Langebro in Copenhagen Harbor yesterday. According to the Copenhagen Police, the accident happened around 19.43. Immediately after the accident, several jet skis sailed away from the spot at high speed.
Vestas reduce share capital|
SHORT NEWS: At the Annual General Meeting of Vestas Wind Systems A/S on April 6, 2017, it was decided to reduce Vestas 'share capital by nominal 6,047,780 DKKby cancellation of 6,047,780 shares of Vestas' own equity holdings.
|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.
|MARCOD to boost maritime entrepreneurs|
The Maritime Elite Training Center offers young entrepreneurs in the maritime area assistance to boost their development. This takes place through a 6-8 month long course, which includes individual counseling with external experts.
Blue Water behind new offshore-equipment for offshore wind turbines|
Mobilization for the construction of the Tahkoluoto Offshore wind farm in Finland has begun. Blue Water Shipping has delivered three reach stackers, which can lift items from 65 to 100 tons, a truck and a specially designed trolley to transport the 63-meter-long wings.
Stena Line looks at alternatives to Varberg|
Stena Line has now begun the process of seeking alternatives to Varberg harbor for the traffic to Grenaa. The reason is that the municipality no longer projects a ferry port in the new future port. Stena Line is therefore required to leave the current berth location in 2019.
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.
Svendborg appeals to the EU maritime event|
Business Minister Brian Mikkelsen has appointed Svendborg as the Danish candidate to host the EU's European Maritime Days. The EU Commission will decide on the location of the conference later in May.
|Shipmaster program in Skagen has been approved|
Skagen Skipperskole has now received the final approval of its shipmaster's degree program, and from this date it can be called Navigation School. The approval came in after a long process, several audits and a well-completed trial year in 2016.
|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.
New rules for sailing on Flensburg Fjord|
Denmark and Germany have entered an agreement on common guidelines for the approval of ships for passenger services on Flensburg Fjord. In the past, different rules in the two countries have caused problems for shipping companies.
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.
Fire at Aarhus Harbor has been extinguished|
The fire that occurred at Aarhuskarlshamn at Aarhus Harbor yesterday afternoon has been extinguished. It is still too early to say something about the cause of the fire. The following fire investigations will clarify this.
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.
|Lars Thrane is back with new product|
Lars Thrane A/S presents the company's first satellite communications terminal at the SEA Asia exhibition in Singapore. Thus, the former founder of Thrane&Thrane re-launched within a field where he became so successful that his old company was exposed to hostile takeover.
|Fire blocks parts of Aarhus Harbor|
A fire has broken out at the company Aarhuskarlshamn on Slipvej at the industrial harbor in Aarhus on Wednesday afternoon. The police have evacuated and blocked the area at Sydhavnsgade, Slipvej and Celebesvej. According tothe East Jutland Police, no people have been injured by the fire.
2016 was a good year for Grenaa Harbor|
In 2016, Grenaa Harborhad progress in both activities and sales. Revenues rose to DKK 52.7 million compared to DKK 46.4 million the previous year. The port had a profit of DKK 8.1 million. Regional Council Chairman Bent Hansen has been elected as new Chairman of the Board of Directors after Poul Anker Lübker.
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.
Offshore shipping important for rural areas|
Shipping is a major part of the Danish rural areas, and every other Danish sailor lives in an outer municipality. The Rural Council therefore supports the Growth Team's recommendation that the DIS system be extended to include the offshore sector.
Molslinjen's Express 4 is put into production|
While Molslinjens's newest express ferry, Express 3, is on its way from Tasmania to Denmark and has passed north of New Zealand, heading towards Papeete, Tahiti, the next new ferry, Express 4, is already taking shape in Australia.
|Express 3 is soon headed towards Denmark|
Molslinjen's new fast ferry, Express 3 will be deployed on the route between Zealand and Jutland from June 1, 2017. The vessel is now in the process of the last trial runs in Tasmania before it heads for Denmark. The trip from the shipyard Incat in Tasmania to Denmark takes about a month
|South Funen reaches out for maritime jobs|
With SIMAC in Svendborg and Marstal Navigation School, South Funen is one of Denmark's maritime strongholds. It hopes to further strengthen through the growth team's recommendations, that will be published on April 21 and will be debated in Svendborg with the Danish Shipowners' Association as host.
A2SEA sells Sea Power to Karpoweship|
Sea Power has been a part of the A2SEA fleet since 2002 and has installed turbines on Horns Reef 1 + 2, Lillgrunden, Rødsand 2, Kentish Flats, Arklow Bank 1 and Anholt to mention a few of the projects.
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
Bladt has received substation Z13|
Last week, substation Z13 arrived at Bladt Industries facilities in Aalborg. It is the second substation for DONG Energy's Hornsea Project 01 wind farms in the UK. Bladt must supply a total of three transformer topsides for DONG Energy.
Aabenraa Harbor renovation is progressing|
Over the past year, MT Højgaard has been busy renovating Nyhavns Westquay in Aabenraa Harbor. 500 meters of new and modern quay is now ready to be put into use, and now the work continues in Sydhavn, which will be renovated for 20 million kroner.