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.
State revenue from North Sea was halved|
The low oil prices in 2015 meant that state revenues from the North Sea was halved to around 9,3 billion kroner, according to the financial statement, the DEA announced today. It is a halving of revenue from 2014, when revenue was approximately at 18,8 billion kroner.
|Maersk Drilling changes management|
Maersk Drilling has appointed Lars Østergaard as new CCO. He replaces Ana Zambelli, who is leaving the company, says Maersk Drilling in a statement.
|Goldman Sachs sells out of DONG shares|
DONG Energy A/S has received information that New Energy Investment S.à.r.l. (NEI) has initiated an accelerated bookbuilding offering to institutional investors of 26,5 million existing shares in DONG Energy, which corresponds to 6,3 percent of the outstanding shares.
New turbines should support Vestas growth|
Two new turbine models will support Vestas' strong position in the US. The US market accounted for 35 percent of all Vestas' announced orders in 2016 and the new types must bring the cost of wind production down.
The Danish offshore took a hard hit|
The Danish offshore shipping companies have taken a hard hit by the downturn in the industry, and had to say goodbye to 275 employees last year. Berlingske Business states this. A key player in the market expects that there will be more bankruptcies this year.
Vestas turbine smashes production record|
The world's most powerful wind turbine has again smashed the record for electricity over 24 hours. It is the upgrade of MHI Vestas 8 MW turbine, which under special conditions can manage to produce 9 MW per hour on average over 24 hours. 24-hour production was 216 MWh.
Large round of layoffs at Bladt Industries|
Bladt Industries, headquartered in Aalborg are on their way to fire up to 230 employees. 90 permanent employees equivalent to 15 percent will be fired. Around 140 non-permanent employees won't have their contracts extended when they expire.
|Maersk Drilling ensures new contract|
Maersk Drilling has ensured a contract with Petrogas E&P Netherlands BV for the jack-up rig Maersk Resolute. The contract includes drilling of two wells, A8 and A9 in the A12 block in the Dutch Continental Shelf. The task is estimated to take 75 days. The contract includes an option for up to five additional wells.
|DONG divestment of Oil & Gas this year|
In connection with the interim report for the first nine months of 2016, DONG Energy announced the launch of a process intended to ultimately divest its operations in exploration and production of oil and gas. Now the company claims the sale will take place in 2017.
Wind turbines taller than the Eiffel Tower |
The Danish government has presented a plan for the establishment of giant wind turbines, which with their 330 meters will be taller than the Eiffel Tower. The proposal will now be discussed in conciliation. The industry cheers as the Nature Conservation Association remains skeptical.
MHI Vestas lands its largest order to date|
MHI Vestas will be busy at Lindø. The company has landed a record order from DONG Energy to supply 56 V164-8.0 MW wind turbines to be installed in the wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 2. The turbines are the largest wind turbines in German waters.
DONG takes over the operation of Lincs|
DONG Energy has signed a long-term contract on the operation and maintenance of the wind farm Lincs, which is a 270 MW offshore wind farm off the North East Lincolnshire in eastern England. The wind farm has been in operation since August 1, 2013
Siemens Wind Power fires 150 employees|
Siemens Wind Power has started a savings plan and it will claim the jobs of 150 employees at Siemens blade factory in Aalborg. The first 75 employees will leave the factory on February 1, the last with effect from April 1. TV2 Nord claims this.
|North Sea negotiations put on hold|
Uncertainty about the Tyra field's future is the reason that protracted negotiations between Maersk and DONG, on Maersk's possible purchase of DONG's oil and gas activities in the North Sea, has been put on hold. Berlingske Business states this.
|Maersk Oil Denmark fires 160 employees|
Maersk Oil's Danish branch makes cuts during Q1 organization with up to 160 positions - equivalent to more than 10 percent of the workforce. The employees of Maersk Oil Danish Business Unit will now be assembled in Esbjerg.
Maersk Drilling hires SubC for inspections|
The Danish specialist in offshore underwater inspections SubC Partner, has signed a three-year framework agreement with Maersk Drilling to conduct offshore ROV inspections of Maersk's drilling rigs worldwide.
New large offshore wind order for Vestas|
The world's most powerful wind turbine has been selected for Belgium's largest offshore wind farm of approximately 370 MW. Norther N.V. has decided to implement the Norther project. MHI Vestas Offshore Wind will supply 44 units of V164-8.4 MW wind turbines for the largest Belgian offshore project.
DONG enter American partnership|
DONG Energy has partnered with New England's largest energy company Eversource Energy, which bought 50% of Bay State Wind to develop the project jointly. The project can potentially develop into a total capacity of at least two gigawatts.
Large offshore turbine order awaits Vestas|
Yesterday, the Dutch government announced that a consortium of Shell, Van Oord, Eneco and Mitsubishi/DGE won the second Borssele bidding round. The consortium revealed that the preferred supplier for wind turbines is MHI Vestas Offshore Wind.
|BP drilling for more gas in the North Sea|
BP has begun drilling for gas deep beneath an existing field in the UK North Sea. The drilling, which leads down to the new layer several hundred meters below the existing Ravenspurn field, breathes new life into the aging field.
|Vestas will supply China's tallest turbines|
Vestas has received a Chinese order from Titan Wind Energy 80 MW distributed on 40 V110-2,0 MW turbines for a project in Licun Town, Heze City in the Shandong province in eastern China. The order includes a two-year service contract. The turbines will be the tallst in China with their 137 meters.
DONG signs contract with DeepOcean|
DeepOcean has secured a contract with DONG Energy for cable installation and trenching work for DONG Energy's Hornsea Project One wind farm. Work will be completed in 2018/2019. DeepOcean must install and bury 93 array kable with a total length of 203 km.
Bladt reveals Arkona transition piece|
Bladt Industries in Aalborg has published a picture of one of the 60 transition pieces, the company will manufacture for the Arkona wind farm. EEW SPC delivers 60 monopiles for the project and Bladt delivers the transition pieces. Both companies began work on the project in August.
Maersk Oil cancels two North Sea licenses|
According to North Sea Energy, Maersk Oil has decided not to renew Bagpuss and Blofeld Licence P. 1943 in the UK North Sea. After Premier Oil decided to withdraw from the Bagpuss license in the North Sea in September, the time has now come for Maersk Oil to do the same.
Fire at platform has been extinguished|
A fire on a semi-submersible drilling rig in the North Sea has been extinguished according to Statoil. The fire in an engine room aboard the Scarabeo 5 started around 17:30 local time on Tuesday. They managed to extinguish it after three hours and there are no reports of any casualties.