Glenda Napier, CEO, Offshoreenergy.dk
Common platform will benefit the industry
The entire industry of onshore and offshore energy production plans to strengthen cooperation revolving innovation with the help of creating one common platform. Ørsted, Total E & P Denmark and Siemens Gamesa are among the companies backing up the new innovation network.
Offshore and universities going cooperate|
It is going to take new knowledge, inspiration and an innovative approach. Therefore the wind, oil and gas industry wants to strenghten their relations with universities. increased cooperation with the smartest people in the country is neccesary if the Danish offshore industry is going to be head of new innovation.
Borkum Riffgrund 2 is being installed|
Fred. Olsen’s installation ship Bold Tern is in the process of installing a total of 56 MHI Vestas windmills on Borkum Riffgrund 2, which is approximately 57 km of the German North West coast. Fred. Olsen won the contract with Ørsted back in June 2016.
Maersk Drilling receives contracts |
Maersk Drilling has received three consecutive contracts for Maersk Resolute and an extension of a contract for Maersk Resolve. Both Maersk companies operate in the Netherland part of the North Sea. The value of the contracts is unknown at this point.
World’s largest offshore wind farm ready|
Seajacks Scylla have installed the last of the 87 wind turbines at the 659 MW Walney Extension offshore wind farm. This makes it the second time that Great Britain can brag about being in possession of the world’s largest offshore wind farm. The first one to take the title was London Array with 630 MW.
|Offshore wind power for 800.000 households|
The danish government has presented their idea of building the world's largest offshore wind farm, which will supply 800,000 households with offshore wind power. The proposal has been received positively, but several political parties desire to build more parks.
|Ørsted makes hosptal deals in Taiwan|
Offshore wind farm creators Ørsted has signed declarations of intent (MoUs) with Show Chwan Memorial Hospital and Changhua Christian Hospital in Taiwan, regarding a partnership in making hospitals prepared for patients of offshore wind farm related accidents.
Maersk into decommissioning services |
Drawing on Maersk Drilling and Maersk Supply Service's high-quality assets and technical capabilities, Maersk Drilling and Maersk Supply Service now join forces for decommissioning services. The joint-venture will initially offer bundled solutions for up to 80% of the process required in decommissioning an oil field.
Danish CIP hires Bladt for Taiwan-project|
Bladt Industries have partnered up with Taiwan’s Century Wind Power to deliver as many as 150 fundaments to Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) three wind farm projects in Taiwan. The upcoming wind farms will have a gathered capacity of 1,5 GW.
Ørsted signs deal with Greater Changhua|
Ørsted has signed a contract with CR Classification Society to develop a design for a structural passage for offshore substations for the Greater Changhua windmill project in Taiwan. The two partners signed a deal that entails cooperation in the project and support of the local certification functions in Taiwan.
Total's purchase of Maersk oil approved|
The Danish Energy Agency has approved the sale of A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S's Mærsk Olie & Gas A/S, Maersk Oil, to the global major oil company Total S.A. The deal entails that Total takes over Maersk Oil's organization, portfolio, obligations and rights with a few conditions as part of the deal
|Edda Passat is ready to set sail |
Danish shipping company Østensjø Rederi's Service Operations Vessel (SOV) Edda Passat will begin its voyage to Ørsted's Race Bank offshore wind farm in Great Britain at the end of this week, after the vessel was delivered to the owner from Astilleros Gondán yesterday on February 27.
|Biggest Kriegers Flak substation is done |
The largest gravity-based structure of 10,000 tons to the second of Kriegers Flak two transformer substations was installed on February 22, a few days after Jan de Nul installed the first one. The installation of each substation took around 10 hours.
MHI Vestas’ buildings are in progress|
MHI Vestas has completed the steel structure in Fawley Paint & Logistics located in Hampshire, UK. The the Facility is to open in mid 2018. In November 2017, MHI Vestas announced that they were going to remake the closed Fawley power plant to a new painting and logistics facility for its 80 meter wings.
Nissum Bredning produces its first power|
Siemens Gamesas 7 MW wind turbines at Nissum Bredning demonstration site produced its first electricity last Saturday, February 17th. The first power was produced after a successful inspection of the three cables that connects the wind farm’s four turbines to the Thyborøn substation.
Vestas spend billions buying back shares|
The Board of Vestas Wind Systems A/S has decided to build a share repurchase program with the intention of repurchasing up to 1,500 million Danish kroner, which is approximately 200 million Euro. The repurchase will happen in the period between 12 February 2018 and 3 May 2018.
Ørsted sits brilliantly at the top in Europe|
Ørsted is ahead of its competitors and took first place as the largest owner of offshore wind farms in Europe, while MHI Vestas had to settle for second place on the list of which company has the most wind turbines installed. Bladt took third place on the list of who has most foundations installed.
|Disaster struck Maersk-rig gets new project|
The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has given Aker BP permission to use the Maersk Interceptor jackup rig at the Ivar Aasen field in the North Sea. The rig will drill and complete the project of building two water injection wells. The rig made headlines worldwide in December 2017 due to a tragic accident.
|Siemens’ first turbine in Walney is running|
A Siemens Gamesa 7MW wind turbine has generated its first power in the second and final stage of Walney Extension, which will become the world's largest wind farm, when the establishment is done later this year. The company in charge of developing the wind farm, Ørsted has stated.
Maersk Supply closes deal in Australia |
Maersk Supply Service has signed a contract with Quadrant Energy for two Starfish vessels. From March 2018, Maersk Supply Service's two first Starfish-class anchor handling vessels, Maersk Master and Maersk Mariner, built in 2017, will be part of a Quadrant Energy contract in Western Australia.
Deepwater Horizon costs BT extra 1,7 Billion |
BP is now ready to pay 1.7 billion dollars to shut down the last of the legal requirements in connection to the Deepwater Horizon accident in 2010, which is the worst oil disaster in history. The accident, which left 11 workers deceased and resulted in the release of 4.9 million barrels of petroleum, has cost BP more than 60 billion dollars so far.
Ørsted plans to expand in Taiwan|
Danish energy company Ørsted has signed four Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) agreements in Taiwan, which entail exchanging knowledge of offshore wind power and how to expand their industry. Ørsted has signed a MoU with National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology (NKUST).
Ørsted exceeds prior expectations for 2017|
Based on the current unrevised statements, energy company Ørsted expect the operating results (EBITDA) for 2017 to amount to approximately 22,5 billion Danish kroner. This is an improvement compared to the company’s prior expectations, which was 21 billion kroner.
|Maersk Drilling gets rig contract extended|
Maersk Drilling has extended the contract on the jack-up rig Maersk Intrepid of Total E & P Norge AS. The rig has worked for Total at the Martin Linge field in the Norwegian part of the North Sea since 2014. The contract has now been extended by 196 days with the possibility of a further 61 days.
|Maersk Drilling sells last business in Egypt |
Maersk Drilling has decided to sell its 50 % share of the Egyptian company, Egyptian Drilling Company, to Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) for 100 million Dollars. The organization already owned the other half of the company.
Viking Supply Ships once again in deficit|
Viking Supply Ships AB had to note a net deficit of 99 million SEK, in the third quarter of the year. This was a little worse than during the same period of 2016, where the company had a deficit of 93 million. Revenue of continuing activities was of 93 million SEK in contrast to 235 million in 2016.
Maersk-rig re-opens preceding fatal accident|
Aker BP has reopened production at the Tambar Oil field on the coast of Norway. The production was shut down on the 7th of December as a result of an accident having occurred, which cost a man his life while another man was injured during maintenance work at Maersk’s Intercepter jackup rig.
Ørsed closes the deal on Borkum Riffgrund 2|
Ørsted has finalized the divestment of part of their offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 2. In August the price of the purchase was set to 1,17 billion EUR, something close to 8,7 Danish Kroner. The project is being constructed in the German part of the North Sea. Dong Energy are in charge of the construction.
One dead after Maersk Interceptor accident|
A Norwegian employee of the Maersk Drilling platform, Maersk Interceptor, has died after a serious accident yesterday. The accident hit two employees, but the other is under medical treatment and not in critical condition.
|Semco signs important Ørsted-contract|
Danish energy company Ørsted has chosen Semco Maritime to build the electric and mechanical basic design of a 1,4 GW offshore transformer substations in the Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm.
|EU approves Totals purchase of Maersk Oil|
The European Commission has approved the French oilcompany Total’s purchase of Maersk Oil, the EC writes in its newsletter. The deal was announced by Maersk Oil in August and a final date for the EC decision, was set for Friday this week.
Viking Supply postpones Q3 financial statement once again |
Viking Supply Ships AB has for the second time postponed the annual report of the results for the third quarter of the yea. According to the financial calendar, the report was supposed to be finalized on the November 22. 2017, but on November 21 it was postponed to November 30. The record will become public in the near future, although no date has been announced.
Ørsted adjusts Hornsea Three cable route|
Ørsted has requested comments on the proposed changes on the land and sea cable corridor for the Hornsea project. Following statutory consultation on the project from July to September 2017, Ørsted identified places where the cables must be placed in addition to the first proposed corridors.
Ørsted will prequalify geophysical companies|
Following the launch of qualification for geophysical investigation services, Ørsted has now invited geotechnical investigators to register on the company's qualification platform so that they can become prequalified for participation in future unions.
Siemens Gamesa fires 600 in Denmark|
Siemens Gamesa will fire 6000 employees worldwide and 600 of them will be from Denmark. The employees have not yet been notified who will be fired and that frustrates the staff representative, writes DR.dk
|Esbjerg company wins order from Ørsted|
MH-O&Co in Esbjerg has won an order from Ørsted to deliver three ships for the transfer of crew to Ørsted's Hornsea Project One in the British part of the North Sea. The order includes two Stratcat 26 ships from Rix Sea Shuttle and a brand-new ship from MH-O & Co, not yet built.
|Danish offshore wind campaign in the USA|
Following the growing interest of Danish companies in the fast-growing offshore wind turbine sector in the North American market, the Export Council in North America is conducting an offshore wind event in the summer of 2018 in collaboration with Offshoreenergy.dk.
Esvagt is successful with new SOV vessels|
When Esvagt launched the world's first two SOVs, Esvagt Froude and Esvagt Faraday in spring 2015, there were high expectations for the new ship type and service concept. Esvagt's groundbreaking SOV concept has exceeded all expectations, but the potential is far from fully utilized yet.
European cooperation on turbine wings|
A major international research collaboration between 10 European partners has gained EUR 4 million to develop seven new wind turbine technology technologies, which can lower the overall energy cost of offshore wind energy by up to 4,7 percent.
Ørsted is already approaching 2025 goals|
Ørsted, formerly DONG Energy, is already approaching its goal, which was announced at the beginning of this year, to have wind power of 11-12 GW installed by the end of 2025. Right now, Ørsted has installed or signed contracts of almost 9 GW.
PTC proposals affect Vestas shares |
The Vestas share promptly plummeted on Friday, following the Trump government's tax proposal, which promises tax cuts, but at the same time proposes to change the rules for the PTC renewable energy scheme. It affects Vestas, which has the US as its largest market.