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.
|Burbo Bank Extension delivers electricity|
For the first time electricity has been produced at DONG Energy's offshore wind farm Burbo Bank Extension. It is the first time that the latest generation, 8 MW offshore wind turbines from Vestas MHI, has been used commercially offshore, and the first electricity is an important step in the project.
Siemens Wind increased profits|
Siemens Wind Power and Renewables recorded a 84 percent increase in profit in the fourth quarter of the fiscal year 2016 despite a decrease in orders of 56 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2015. The result was 132 million euros compared to 72 million euros in the same quarter of 2015.
South Arne production permit extended|
The Danish Energy Authority has extended the license to produce oil and gas from the South Arne field with 20 years until 2047. This means that Hess and the other companies in the license can invest in the most optimal recovery, ensuring the state maximum income and creating jobs and growth in Denmark.
MHI Vestas hires new employees|
MHI Vestas has hired 500 new employees in the past seven months, so now the company has more than 1,300 employees in total. It will especially benefit Nakskov. Here, 170 new jobs have been established and 70 more are expected before the end of the year.
Siemens turbine knocked out by Vestas|
LEEDCo, developer of North America's first freshwater offshore wind farm, has decided that it will use 6 MHI Vestas Offshore Winds 3.45 MW wind turbines for its Icebreaker project. Previously it was Siemens 3 MW offshore wind turbine, which had been chosen.
|Vestas heading towards large offshore order|
The developer of the 252-MW Deutsche Bucht offshore wind project in the German North Sea has selected MHI Vestas as the preferred supplier of wind turbines. The farm will have V164-8.0 MW turbines. The agreement also includes a 15-year full service contract.
|Offshore tax in budget negotiations|
During the negotiations on the future finance bill the Conservatives will require that the sailor tax should apply to offshore ships. S and V, find the proposal sympathetic, but will discuss financing. Good news if no jobs should be dropped, says Danish Shipowners' Association.
Oil missing in the 2025 plan|
In the 2025 plan, which the government has submitted there no signs of improved framework conditions for oil and gas production. It is not good enough, says the Conservatives, who want better framework conditions for oil and gas production involved in the negotiations.
Vestas change message policy|
From today, September 14, Vestas will change the limit for the supply and service orders that are published to the market via company announcements, to 300 MW and 300 million EUR from 200 MW and over 200 million and above for firm and unconditional orders.
Industry promises cheap offshore turbines|
The wind industry has presented a savings catalog that will cut 2,2 billion kroner off the price of the wind farm Kriegers Flak. In total, the saving proposals will mean savings of 7,3 billion kroner. The proposals are the industry's attempts to save the coastal wind farms, which the government is willing to drop.
First wind turbine up at Burbo Bank |
On September 8, 2016 Sea Installer and her crew installed the first turbine at DONG Energy's Burbo Bank Extension. This is the first time ever the currently largest wind turbine on the market, MHI Vestas 164-8 MW, has been installed.
|Bladt has transformer station ready|
Bladt Industries has finished producing the Bligh Bank Phase 2 transformer station, and load-out has taken place at Bladt Industries' manufacturing facilities in Aalborg. The fabrication of the transformer station began in May 2015.
|2047 will be the end of North Sea oil|
The DEA has for the first time published its projections which show that oil production in the Danish part of the North Sea will end in 2047, and gas production will end in 2052. Previously, it was thought that new technology and exploration would contribute to more oil production.
Steel Wind will supply foundations for DONG|
DONG Energy has chosen Germany's Steel Wind Nordenham to produce 36 mono piles and transition pieces for the 450 MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm. The two companies have worked together on foundations for Race Bank offshore wind farm in the UK.
New wind turbine plant at Lindø|
Lindø Offshore Renewables Center (LORC) has received yet another test plant at Lindø Industrial Park in Odense. There has been invested 140 million kroner in the new test center, where you can test nacelles, gears and other machine components for wind turbines up to 10 MW.
Danish oil and gas exports continue|
The DEA publishes a new 5-year forecast for production of oil and gas as well as new long-term projections, which is an element in the Economic Survey. Except for a few years Denmark will be a net exporter of oil up to and including 2026 and natural gas up to and including 2032.
Offshore wind may become cheaper|
It is possible to decrease the price of the maritime part of offshore wind. That was the message when the Danish Shipowners' Association on Wednesday hosted a meeting in connection with a PhD project by Thomas Poulsen from Aalborg University.
|Government remove support for windpower|
Beginning next week, Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen will present the government's 2025 plan. According to the Børsen's information there will not be given financial aid to coastal offshore wind turbines, although as part of the energy agreement it was agreed that there should be allocated 7 billion kroner for the construction of wind turbines.
|Opening of one of North Europa’s largest cleaning facilities for plate heat exchangers|
Following the recent opening of one of North Europa’s largest cleaning facilities for plate heat exchangers, the Danish company PHE Nordic, situated on the central island Funen, now has increased its capacity to service the offshore industry with quick and safe high quality solutions.
Head Energy establishes office in Esbjerg|
Head Energy strengthens its activities in the offshore wind sector with the establishment of an office in Esbjerg. The company has already signed several framework agreements with leading players in the industry, and we are working diligently to land more contracts in the coming months.
First American offshore wind turbine|
Fred. Olsen Wind Carriers jack-up installation vessel Brave Tern has just installed the first offshore wind turbine in American waters. The mill - which is of type GE Haliade 150-6MW - is one of five mills being part of the wind farm Block Island off Rhode Island.
Dong Energy in the process of divestments|
On Thursday Dong Energy could showcase interim financial statements with growth in operating profit of 19 percent compared to the same period last year. But Dong Energy is still slimming down, and there are still non-core activities to be divested, such as the oil and gas section.
Wind contributed to growth in Dong Energy|
In the first half of 2016 Dong Energy had a growth of 19 percent in operating income before depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) to 12,4 billion kroner compared to the first half of 2015. The growth is due to strong growth in the wind division. Revenue, however, fell by 2,6 billion kroner.
|Great decline in offshore wind|
The number of offshore wind installations in the first half of the year declined by 78 percent compared to the first half of 2015. Only 511 MW were installed, corresponding to 114 offshore wind turbines in Europe in the first half of the year. It is shown in the interim report from WindEurope
|DONG and Matchtech announce partnership|
DONG Energy Wind Power and the UK-based personnel consultant Machtech has signed a 60-month framework agreement for the supply of temporary staff to DONG Energy's Danish locations. The contract will enter into force on 1 August 2016 and applies to August 2021.
EU record in offshore wind investments|
The European offshore wind industry has attracted a record amount of 14 billion euros in new investments in the first six months of 2016, according to WindEurope. Seven projects totaling 3,7 GW obtained a final investment decision in the first half of the year.
Shell prepares the world's heaviest lift|
Next summer, the first topside at Brent field in the North Sea will be removed and brought ashore for dismantling and recycling. It will involve the heaviest lift ever carried out on the ocean, another milestone for a project that has set the standard for engineering feats in the North Sea.
Nordsee One transformer station is in place|
The Nordsee One project is now finished, and this week Bladt Industries completed installation of the transformer station. The ship sailed off to the installation at the wind farm Nordsee One in the North Sea, 40 km north of the German island of Juist, late on Thursday evening last week.
DONG sells five Norwegian North Sea Fields|
DONG E&P Norge AS (DONG Energy) is selling its stakes in five producing Norwegian oil and gas fields to Faroe Petroleum Norge AS (Faroe). These are fields Trym, Oselvar, Tambar (including Tambar East), Ula. The price is $ 70.2 million, or just over 470 million kroner.