A2SEA sold to Belgian GeoSea
DONG Energy and Siemens have entered an agreement with the Belgian company GeoSea that GeoSea acquires full ownership of A2SEA. A2SEA will continue to have its headquarters in Denmark and work with installation and maintenance of offshore turbines.
Trade agreement benefits Danish shipping|
On Thursday, the EU and Japan agreed on a trade agreement at the 20th EU-Japan Summit. Japan is a billion market for Danish shipping. A trade agreement will further benefit Danish business, and not least Danish shipping, Danske Rederier believes.
IMO may postpone ballast water rules|
The participants in a committee meeting this week in the International Maritime Organization (IMO) strongly committed to giving shipowners more time to comply with the Ballast Water Convention. It is suggested that the shipowners have until September 2019 before considering the installation of the equipment.
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.
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.
|Panama Canal is important for Danish ships|
The Panama Canal, which just over a year ago, initiated a brand-new way for much larger ships, is an important transport route for world trade. Therefore, the channel also welcomes the fact that Danish flagged ships are increasingly using the pathway between the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean.
|BWS and Vestas in German cooperation|
Blue Water and Vestas have entered a long-term cooperation in Cuxhaven, Germany. The agreement includes stewedoring, terminal management, coordination of port arrivals and car loading. The Blue Water BREB GmbH consortium will be responsible for daily operations.
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).
Maersk Broker takes full control of Lanic|
Maersk Broker has now bought all shares in the Danish ship broker company Lanic, which the family-owned Maersk Broker has been a major shareholder in for over a year. The acquisition is part of the ambition of expanding the business volume, TradeWinds wrote.
New special ship ready for Kriegers Flak|
Jan De Nul Group has taken delivery of the Universal Vehicle Adhémar de Saint-Venant, which will start working on the Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm next week. The vessel will install two gravity-based foundations for offshore substations in the 600 MW offshore wind farm.
DK now included in the UN convention on scrapping|
As the seventh country in the world, Denmark has joined the Hong Kong Convention, which aims to ensure more environmentally safe and safe scrapping of old ships. But the convention only goes into force when 15 countries, representing 40 percent of the gross merchant navy of the global trading fleet have joined.
|EU threatens cheap Danish ship financing|
Danske Rederier is now struggling to save cheap and efficient financing of Danish ships with the so-called "special-purpose bonds" that require a lower level of collateral because ships are considered an asset of high quality. However, this could be changed by a report from the European Parliament.
|Maersk remains crippled by hacker attacks|
The hacker attack that hit A.P. Møller - Maersk yesterday at 13.30 continues to cripple the group and has paralyzed container terminals worldwide. The terminal in New York will be reopened on Thursday and in India, the terminal Jawaharlal Nehru may be hit so hard that it can neither load nor receive containers.
Cyber attacks are likely to spread|
The cyber attack, which hit Maersk and other international companies yesterday, is a type of ransomware that has not been seen before. This is stated by the international security company Kaspersky Lab on Twitter. The company estimates that it is likely to spread even more.
Maersk hit by seriously hacker-attack |
IT-systems are down across multiple A.P. Moller - Maersk business-units and sites, due to a massive hacker-attack tuesday afternoon. Maersk confirmed the attack at 3 pm today. Maersk Line UK was first to announce that IT-systems ind England, Ireland went down around 1.30 pm. today.
Denmark will host European Maritime Day|
European Maritime Day is one of the largest maritime conferences in Europe with more than 1,000 participants. The EU Council of Ministers has assigned Denmark to be host in 2024. The conference will take place in Svendborg. This is the first time it is held in Denmark.
Fast ferry can move “roadway elephants”|
Molslinjen has designed its newly launched fast ferry Express 3, so it can transport modular vehicles, "roadways elephants" across the Kattegat. The other day, the shipping company in Aarhus tested whether a 25-meter-long modular vehicle train could drive on and off the car deck.
|Danish Shipping: Ambitious on climate|
Today, member countries, business and interest organizations will meet in the UN International Maritime Organization, IMO, in London to discuss how shipping becomes carbon neutral. Danish Shipping are at the forefront to ensure concrete reduction targets for shipping.
|Port of Aarhus sets new Danish record|
Early this morning, one of the world's largest container ships, MSC Erica, left Aarhus Harbor after the largest berthing in Denmark's history, where approximately 3,600 containers were lifted over the berth, corresponding to approximately 6,500 TEU from a single ship.
Danish Maritime reinforces with economist|
Danske Maritime has employed Niels-Henrik Møller as an economic project manager. He will assist the Association members with insight and advice on funding as well as prepare analyzes of the global shipbuilding and equipment market.
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.
Royal Arctic Line decides against Aalborg|
Royal Arctic Line has begun negotiations with Aarhus Harbor. The shipping company, which so far has used Aalborg as its Danish base, will in a changed sailing structure use Aarhus Harbor instead. However, it is still unclear when the Greenland harbor in Aalborg is no longer included in the sailing plan.
|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.
|Imperial visit to MHI Vestas in Lindø|
Yesterday, MHI hosted the Imperial Highness, Crown Prince of Japan at the company's factory in Lindø. The royal visit to the nacelle factory took place in connection with Denmark and Japan celebrating 150 years of diplomatic relations.
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.
Inauguration of battery-ferry postponed|
The initiation of Tycho Brahe as the world's largest battery-powered ferry on the Helsingør-Helsingborg route, scheduled to take place on June 20, has unfortunately been postponed. HH Ferries Group is sorry to cancel the initiation on such short notice.
Inspection ships in major rescue operation|
An earthquake triggered a stone- and landslide in the Karratfjord in Northwest Greenland late Saturday evening local time. An area of about 300 x 1.100 meters collapsed in the fjord and triggered a tidal wave which subsequently hit the coasts of the surrounding islands and fjord systems.
Monjasa calls for bunker cooperation|
Danish Monjasa calls for cooperation in the international bunker industry due to the increasing number of regulations in the market for shipfuel. The industry faces a great challenge when the limit for sulfur content is lowered.
|IMO will look at rules for autonomous ships|
The UN Maritime Organization, IMO, is now working on mapping out how existing international rules can be used alongside autonomous ships and maritime technologies. Technologies that are in rapid development.
|Danske Rederier joyful about support|
Research and development in the Blue Denmark in the coming years will have a solid backing from the Maritime Fund, which has allocated 25 million DKK in support as a concrete follow-up to the Growth Team's recommendations. It creates joy in Danske Rederier.
Offshore wind farm coming to Lillebælt|
The Danish Energy Agency has considered an application from SønderborgForsyningsservice A/S after the open-door arrangement. The company has sought permission to investigate whether a wind turbine park can be established in an area between Als and Helnæs on Funen.
Danish-Chinese maritime dialogue meeting|
The Danish Maritime Authority and the Bureau of Water Transport at the Chinese Ministry of Transport met in Denmark on Tuesday to discuss cooperation between the countries in the maritime area and the challenges for maritime transport in general.
Hanstholm Harbor on the right track|
The Board of Directors of Hanstholm Harbor has expressed great satisfaction with the ongoing procurement process at yesterday's board meeting. Calculations show that the harbor expansion will create 450 new jobs in Hanstholm.
Danish company might deliver illegal arms|
Today, EkstraBladetwrote that the company, H. Folmer, has had two ships sail between Bulgaria and Saudi Arabia with military equipment in the cargo for two years. 3F criticizes that Danish legislation does not prevent the transport of weapons that may end up in the hands of Denmark's enemies.
|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.
|Bell chimes at Aarhus School of Engineering|
Once again, the time for clock chiming at Aarhus School of Engineering has come. Today, Monday, June 12 at 09.00, the summer's first graduate could ring the ship's bell and celebrate his title as engineer. A tradition that has taken place every year since the 1960s.
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.
Danish development saves bunker costs|
J. Lauritzen A/S and Torm have saved about 66 million DKK on bunker costs through participation in the Danish Blue INNOship program. The savings have been achieved by ensuring greater transparency regarding the ships' performance.
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.
Frederikshavn Harbor wants to expand again|
Frederikshavn Harbor's Board of Directors is preparing the decision base for a Stage 2 in the harbor expansion project. The expansion means the establishment of an additional 400-meter berth and andeepening of 14 meters in the harbor basin.