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Wind Power News: Denmark

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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.


May 29, 2021 • DenmarkPrint storyE-mail story

Vattenfall, Orsted probe Horns Rev 1 fire

Vattenfall and Orsted are investigating a turbine fire at the 160MW Horns Rev 1 offshore wind farm off Denmark. A single turbine caught fire on 22 May, according to the Swedish utility. Eight Vestas V80 units are employed at the project. There were no employees at the site at the time and no one was injured. “An investigation has been launched into the cause of the incident and the best course of action going forward,” added a statement from Vattenfall. . . . Complete story »


May 29, 2021 • DenmarkPrint storyE-mail story

Investigation launched into Horns Rev 1 fire

On 22 May 2021, a wind turbine on Horns Rev 1 offshore wind farm caught fire. Analysis of the incident is underway and appropriate measures have been taken to secure the area. According to a statement from Vattenfall, there were no employees in the park at that time and no people were injured. Given the incident’s limitation to one wind turbine, the overall supply of electricity from the park was not affected. An investigation has been launched into the cause . . . Complete story »


May 29, 2021 • DenmarkPrint storyE-mail story

Turbine catches fire at offshore wind trailblazer

A wind turbine at the 160 MW Horns Rev 1 wind farm offshore Denmark caught fire and burned on 22 May, according to Vattenfall. There were no employees at the wind farm at the time of the incident and no one was injured, Vattenfall said. Given that the incident was limited to a single turbine, the overall supply of electricity from the wind farm was not affected. Analysis of the incident is ongoing and appropriate measures have been taken to secure . . . Complete story »


April 29, 2021 • DenmarkPrint storyE-mail story

Lower wind speeds and cable problems deal blow to Orsted

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. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) came in at 4.9 billion Danish crowns ($799 million), missing analysts’ consensus forecast of 5.2 billion crowns. However, Chief Executive Mads Nipper said the company’s operational performance “was good during Q1 2021 and slightly exceeded our expectations”. Nipper took the helm in January. His predecessor, Henrik Poulsen, . . . Complete story »


December 15, 2020 • DenmarkPrint storyE-mail story

Udtjente vindmøllevinger hober sig op på lossepladser – og der vil kun komme flere i fremtiden

[Obsolete wind turbine blades pile up in landfills – and there will only be more in the future] På Lolland går Kenneth Prehn rundt på en decideret kirkegård for vindmøllevinger. Han er kommunikationskonsulent for renovationsselskabet REFA, der står for affaldshåndteringen på Lolland-Falster. Et enkelt sted stikker enderne af tre hvide vinger stadig op ad jorden. – Det er sådan en lille landmandsmølle, der kom for cirka en måned siden. Og nedenunder den ligger der godt og vel 250 ton mølleskrot. . . . Complete story »


August 11, 2020 • Denmark, General NewsPrint storyE-mail story

Lightning strike blade damages push Vestas into fresh quarterly loss

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has posted another quarterly loss, due to extraordinary warranty on a “considerable number of blades”, and re-introduced a guidance for all of 2020, expecting a lower profitability than seen earlier this year. Earnings before interest and taxes (Ebit) and special items plunged to €34m ($40m), from €128m in the second quarter of 2019. The decrease was driven by increased cost levels derived from warranty provisions as well as logistical challenges and supply-chain bottlenecks, amplified by . . . Complete story »


June 19, 2020 • Denmark, Europe, Germany, SwedenPrint storyE-mail story

As wind power grows in Europe, so does resistance from locals

Sweden—the country that brought the world 17-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg—is aiming to zero out greenhouse gases by 2045. To reach that goal, it’s ramping up wind energy. The country expects to install 1.8 gigawatts of capacity of wind power this year alone, enough to charge more than 16,000 Nissan LEAF electric cars. At Ripfjallet, in the forests near Malung in western Sweden, German wind developer WPD AG has plans to build as many as 30 wind turbines that would . . . Complete story »


May 21, 2020 • DenmarkPrint storyE-mail story

Denmark plans to create energy islands in Baltic and North Sea

Denmark on Wednesday proposed a more than tripling of its offshore wind capacity by building two energy islands linked to new wind farms in the Baltic and North seas to help to meet climate change targets. The energy islands are an important part of the Social Democratic government’s climate action plan which was presented on Wednesday but still needs to be ratified in parliament. Climate and Energy Minister Dan Jorgensen said the cost would amount to a three-digit billion crowns . . . Complete story »


March 31, 2020 • Denmark, GermanyPrint storyE-mail story

Germany’s maxed-out grid is causing trouble across Europe

Northern Germany can’t use all the renewable energy it’s making. Neither can its neighbors. The growing mismatch between Germany’s renewables capacity and the strength of its electricity network is leading to curtailment, crazy pricing and challenges for neighboring nations. Although Germany is generating record amounts of clean energy in the north, its grid is too weak to transport all the power down to load centers in the south – a longstanding challenge for the country that’s only getting worse. One of . . . Complete story »


January 6, 2020 • DenmarkPrint storyE-mail story

Rogue wind turbine causes havoc in northwest Jutland

The police were forced to close off some roads in Mors, northwest Jutland, on December 30 after a wind turbine went rogue. It was feared the 30-metre, 175 kilowatt turbine, which was turning despite being switched off, might dismantle like a similar turbine in the same area in 2015. Complete story »


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