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Wind Power News: Denmark


These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch. They are the products of and owned by the organizations or individuals noted and are shared here according to “fair use” and “fair dealing” provisions of copyright law.

March 3, 2023 • DenmarkPrint storyE-mail story

Offshore wind farm projects on the rocks

Energistyrelsen, the Danish energy agency, has suspended 28 wind farm projects worth billions of kroner. Other energy projects have also been halted amongst fears that the ‘open door’ contract scheme is at odds with EU law. All of the projects come under the so-called ‘open door’ scheme. This permits a company to submit an unsolicited project proposal to a municipality, as opposed to the municipality holding a tender for the best company to do a particular project. “Energistyrelsen has suspended . . . Complete story »

February 26, 2023 • DenmarkPrint storyE-mail story

Vestas probes V112 turbine fire in Denmark

A Vestas turbine has been destroyed by fire at a wind farm in Denmark. The manufacturer told reNEWS that a V112-3.0MW unit caught fire yesterday at the Lem Kær wind park in Western Jutland. The fire was extinguished yesterday evening. All plant personnel are safe and accounted for, the site has been secured, and there were no injuries, the Danish manufacturer said. Vestas said it will work with the customer to determine the root cause. Complete story »

January 13, 2023 • DenmarkPrint storyE-mail story

Danish offshore company World Marine files for bankruptcy

Danish shipping company World Marine Offshore, which had been one of the pioneers in developing modern offshore services to support wind farms, filed for bankruptcy this week in Denmark. Reports are that the administrator appointed by the court is already working to attract buyers with the hopes of selling the company and its assets. Previously it had been reported several companies, including ones in the United States, had explored buying the troubled company. World Marine Offshore has gone through a . . . Complete story »

December 10, 2022 • Denmark, Europe, Press releases, U.K.Print storyE-mail story

More cable failures at European and UK offshore wind farms

Lower wind speeds and cable problems hit first-quarter earnings at Denmark’s Orsted, sending shares in the world’s biggest offshore wind farm developer lower on Thursday. The Danish offshore wind giant, Ørsted, has released its Interim Financial Report for the first quarter of 2021, and has revealed that up to ten of their European and UK wind farms are suffering from significant damage to connection cables. Repairs are currently estimated to cost in the region of 3 billion Danish Kroner (£350m) . . . Complete story »

November 2, 2022 • DenmarkPrint storyE-mail story

New Danish government may speed up green transition

The winner of Tuesday’s general election will try to accelerate Denmark’s green transition and possibly even raise the 2030 emissions reduction target, based on recent campaign statements. The Nordic nation already gets more than 50% of its electricity supply from wind turbines and has seen emissions drop more than 40% since 1990, mainly through replacing coal-fired power generation with wind, solar and biomass. But any government is bound by Denmark’s climate law to cut greenhouse emissions by 70% below 1990 . . . Complete story »

October 5, 2022 • DenmarkPrint storyE-mail story

Denmark’s under-performing and curtailed wind turbines have lost DKK 2.1bn in asset revenue

IntelStor, a renewable energy market research and consulting firm, has uncovered that from 1978 through 2020, Denmark has seen a total loss of 7.85 TWh of wind energy production through a combination of curtailments, faults and failures as well as age-related asset performance degradation. Total lost revenue due to these factors has been calculated to be just under DKK 2.1 billion based on known power purchase contract prices as well as average annual settlement rates for any remaining assets not . . . Complete story »

July 29, 2022 • DenmarkPrint storyE-mail story

Denmark to offer compensation to wind turbine neighbours

Onshore wind turbines and solar panel farms often opposed by people who live near their proposed locations, sometimes resulting in debate and campaigns against the projects. The government is now prepared to address local concerns with specific measures aimed at recompensing neighbours to green energy production sites, newspaper Jyllands-Posten reports. Minister for Housing and the Interior, Christian Rabjerg Madsen, told the newspaper that monetary compensation would be offered to persons who live in areas earmarked for wind and sun energy . . . Complete story »

April 7, 2022 • Denmark, Germany, U.K.Print storyE-mail story

Orsted seeks ‘no sail zones’ in three countries after blades fall at Danish offshore wind farm

Orsted asked for ‘no sail zones’ around offshore wind farms in three countries after the rotor and blades fell off a Siemens Gamesa turbine at its Anholt project in Denmark on Wednesday. “We are investigating the cause of the incident, and as an extraordinary precautionary measure, we are requesting the relevant authorities to establish ‘no-sail zones’ at all of our offshore wind farms that use the same turbine as at Anholt,” the company said in a statement, identifying the model . . . Complete story »

April 7, 2022 • Denmark, Germany, U.K.Print storyE-mail story

Turbine parts fall into sea at Danish offshore wind farm

A wind turbine rotor including three blades has separated from the nacelle of one of the offshore wind turbines and fallen into the sea at the Anholt wind farm offshore Denmark, Ørsted, the owner and operator of the wind farm, said. There have been no injuries in the incident and the relevant authorities have been notified, Ørsted said. The cause of the incident is being investigated. The Anholt offshore wind farm was commissioned in 2013 and consists of 111 Siemens-Gamesa . . . Complete story »

April 7, 2022 • Denmark, Germany, U.K.Print storyE-mail story

Siemens Gamesa shares drop as turbine parts fall in the sea

Orsted A/S, the world’s largest developer of offshore wind farms, is asking authorities to seal off parts of the sea after blades from one of its turbines fell off. Shares of the unit’s manufacturer, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA, plummeted. The rotor and three blades fell off a turbine that’s part of the Anholt Offshore Wind Farm on Denmark’s east coast, Orsted said in a statement. There were no injuries. It’s not unheard of for wind turbines to fall over, . . . Complete story »

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