Category Archives: Denmark

Press Releases & News from Denmark distributed via EuropaWire

Ørsted Introduces Revolutionary Low-Noise Technology for Offshore Wind Foundations

(IN BRIEF) Ørsted, a leader in offshore wind energy, has unveiled a groundbreaking low-noise installation method for monopile foundations at the Gode Wind 3 wind farm in Germany. This innovative technology, successfully tested on three monopiles, utilizes a patented jetting … Read the full press release

McLaren Automotive and The LEGO Group Unveil LEGO® Technic™ McLaren P1™

(IN BRIEF) McLaren Automotive and the LEGO Group have unveiled their latest collaboration, showcasing the LEGO® Technic™ McLaren P1™, a tribute to the groundbreaking hybrid hypercar. Known for redefining automotive high-performance, the McLaren P1™ integrated advanced motorsport-derived engineering to achieve … Read the full press release

EIF and kompasbank Unlock €175 Million to Boost Danish SMEs and Green Initiatives

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF) and Danish corporate bank kompasbank a/s have partnered to provide at least €175 million in new loans to Danish small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Supported by the InvestEU programme, the three portfolio guarantee … Read the full press release

Vestas Lands 105 MW Wind Turbine Order for LEAG’s Forst-Briesnig II Project in Germany

(IN BRIEF) Vestas has secured a 105 MW order from LEAG for the Forst-Briesnig II wind energy project in Germany’s Lausitz region. The project, set on a former brown coal mining area, will include 17 V162-6.2 MW wind turbines. Vestas … Read the full press release

Vestas Lands 81 MW Wind Turbine Deal for Scotland’s Pencloe Project with Invenergy

(IN BRIEF) Vestas has secured an 81 MW contract from Invenergy for the Pencloe wind energy project in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. The project involves the supply, delivery, installation, and commissioning of 18 V136-4.5 MW wind turbines. Vestas will also … Read the full press release

Vestas Wins 114 MW Wind Turbine Contract for Germany’s Ahlum-Dettum Project

(IN BRIEF) Vestas has secured a 114 MW contract from SAB WindTeam for the Ahlum-Dettum wind project in Lower Saxony, Germany. The order includes the supply, delivery, and commissioning of 17 V162-6.2 MW and two V136-4.2 MW wind turbines, along … Read the full press release

EIB Funds €1.2 Billion for Denmark’s Largest Wind Farm to Power Over a Million Homes

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing a €1.2 billion loan to support the construction of the Thor wind farm in the Danish North Sea, developed by RWE. The 1.1 GW wind farm, consisting of 72 turbines, will … Read the full press release

Ørsted and Nuveen Infrastructure Reach Milestone with First Turbine Installed at Borkum Riffgrund 3 Offshore Wind Farm

(IN BRIEF) Ørsted and Nuveen Infrastructure have achieved a significant milestone with the installation of the first wind turbine at the Borkum Riffgrund 3 offshore wind farm in Germany. Once completed, this 913 MW project will be Germany’s largest offshore … Read the full press release

Maersk’s Green Methanol Vessel, Astrid Maersk, Arrives in Koper, Slovenia

(IN BRIEF) Maersk’s second large vessel powered by green methanol, Astrid Maersk, arrived at the Port of Koper, Slovenia, marking a significant step in Maersk’s goal to achieve Net-Zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040. The vessel, part of Maersk’s AE12 … Read the full press release

Vestas Awarded EPC Contract for Second Stage of Golden Plains Wind Farm by TagEnergy

(IN BRIEF) TagEnergy has awarded Vestas the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contract for the second stage of the Golden Plains Wind Farm in Australia. This stage will include 93 Vestas V162-6.2 MW wind turbines, adding 577 MW to the … Read the full press release

ESA Scientists Use Meteorite Dust to 3D Print Lunar Shelter Bricks, Inspired by LEGO®

(IN BRIEF) The European Space Agency (ESA) has developed 3D printed bricks, called ESA Space Bricks, using 4.5 billion-year-old meteorite dust, inspired by LEGO bricks. These bricks are part of a project to explore using space materials for building astronaut … Read the full press release

Ørsted Completes Helena Energy Center, Texas’ Largest Combined Wind and Solar Project

(IN BRIEF) Ørsted has completed the Helena Energy Center in Bee County, South Texas, comprising a 518 MW combined wind and solar project. This marks Ørsted’s first co-located wind and solar initiative and is the largest renewable energy project in … Read the full press release

Nordex Group Surpasses 5 GW Milestone in Nordic Region with Kalistanneva Wind Farm Installation

(IN BRIEF) The Nordex Group celebrates surpassing 5 GW of installed capacity in the Nordic region with the installation of a N163/5.X turbine at the Kalistanneva wind farm in Finland. With over 1,200 turbines across Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and Norway, … Read the full press release

Skanska Sells Hørkær Have Project in Denmark to NREP for DKK 737M

(IN BRIEF) Skanska has sold the Hørkær Have multi-family rental project in Herlev, Denmark, to NREP for DKK 737 million. The project, spanning 22,720 square meters, will feature 264 rental apartments with associated parking spaces, all equipped for electric car … Read the full press release

Bias Alert: LlamaChat AI Chatbot Favors Pro-European Views, Study Shows

(IN BRIEF) A recent study conducted by researchers from the University of Copenhagen sheds light on the political bias embedded within LlamaChat, a popular AI chatbot developed by Meta, particularly in its responses to European Union (EU) political issues. According … Read the full press release

VELUX Group Achieves 100% Renewable Electricity Goal with Completion of Agri-PV Solar Park in Spain

(IN BRIEF) The VELUX Group celebrates the completion and full operation of a 54 MWp photovoltaic (PV) solar park in Alhendín, Spain, developed by BayWa r.e. under a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). This innovative Agri-PV installation combines renewable energy generation … Read the full press release

Kids Blast Their Way to the Stars: LEGO Unveils Cosmic Creations and Funstellations

(IN BRIEF) In a groundbreaking collaboration between the LEGO Group and space enthusiasts worldwide, a recent study reveals an overwhelming interest among children in space exploration. With 86 percent of kids aspiring to discover new worlds and 77 percent dreaming … Read the full press release

Vestas Pioneers Sustainable Aviation Fuel in Offshore Wind Construction Operations

(IN BRIEF) Vestas embarks on a groundbreaking initiative to pilot Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) at the Baltic Eagle Wind Farm in the Baltic Sea during 2024. The project entails Vestas technicians and jack-up vessel crew utilizing helicopters partly fueled by … Read the full press release

Alumichem and Kuehne+Nagel Renew Partnership to Deliver Clean Water in Ghana

(IN BRIEF) Alumichem, a leading Nordic water treatment solutions company, has reappointed Kuehne+Nagel as its logistics partner in Ghana for the second consecutive year, aiming to provide clean drinking water to communities in need. The partnership focuses on efficient delivery … Read the full press release

Kotahi and Maersk Extend Long-Term Freight Agreement, Ensuring Stability for New Zealand’s International Trade

(IN BRIEF) Kotahi, New Zealand’s largest containerised freight manager, and A.P. Moller – Maersk have solidified their partnership with a second long-term freight agreement lasting until December 2034. This agreement, valued at NZ$160 billion, provides stability and resilience to New … Read the full press release

LEGO Brings Wicked to Life: Sets Inspired by Iconic Musical Scenes

(IN BRIEF) The collaboration between The LEGO Group and Universal Products & Experiences is set to excite fans with the release of four new LEGO® Wicked sets, coinciding with the cinematic adaptation of the beloved musical. Scheduled for release on … Read the full press release

STARK Denmark Wins Finans Impact Climate Award 2024 for Sustainability Initiative, KlimaLog

(IN BRIEF) STARK in Denmark has been honored with the prestigious Finans Impact Climate Award 2024 for its sustainability initiative, KlimaLog. KlimaLog aims to reduce the construction industry’s climate impact by providing stakeholders with transparent information and documentation about the … Read the full press release

Saxo Surpasses DKK 800 Billion in Client Assets: A Testament to Global Growth and Trust

(IN BRIEF) Saxo celebrates a significant achievement, surpassing DKK 800 billion in client assets, marking a remarkable milestone in its 25-year journey. While rooted in Danish currency, this achievement is a testament to Saxo’s global expansion and the trust it … Read the full press release

Neumann Bygg Expands Presence with New Branch in Slemmestad, Norway

(IN BRIEF) Neumann Bygg, a subsidiary of the STARK Group in Norway, reinforces its market position with the inauguration of a new branch in Slemmestad, marking its third branch opening in as many months. This expansion underscores the company’s commitment … Read the full press release

Energinet Partners with Siemens Energy to Accelerate Green Grid Expansion in Western Denmark

(IN BRIEF) Energinet, Denmark’s National Electricity Transmission System Operator, has awarded Siemens Energy a comprehensive contract to expand the power grid in Western Denmark over the next eight years. With plans to construct approximately 50 new or reinforced 150 kV … Read the full press release

Siemens Energy and Energinet Forge EUR 1.4 Billion Pact to Revamp Denmark’s Energy Grid

(IN BRIEF) Siemens Energy and Energinet, Denmark’s state-owned energy company, have entered a landmark EUR 1.4 billion framework agreement to modernize the country’s energy infrastructure. The deal focuses on expanding the electricity grid in Western Denmark through the construction of … Read the full press release

STARK Group Expands Logistics with New Central Warehouse in Sweden

(IN BRIEF) STARK Group announces the opening of a vast central warehouse in Eskilstuna, Sweden, marking a significant investment in the company’s logistics infrastructure. With a sprawling expanse of 63,000 square meters, equivalent to 12 football fields, the warehouse is … Read the full press release

Alfa Laval Joins Consortium to Inaugurate World’s First Molten Salt Thermal Energy Storage System

(IN BRIEF) Alfa Laval is part of the consortium Molten Salt Storage (MOSS), funded by the Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program (EUDP), which recently inaugurated the world’s first thermal energy storage system using molten hydroxide salts. This innovative project, … Read the full press release

Ørsted’s Offshore Wind Projects Drive Profit Growth in Q1 2024

(IN BRIEF) Ørsted’s interim report for the first quarter of 2024 reveals operating profit in line with expectations, with a notable 18% increase in offshore site earnings, attributed to factors such as higher wind speeds and successful project completions. The … Read the full press release

Ørsted Secures Feasibility Licences for Offshore Wind Projects in Gippsland, Victoria

(IN BRIEF) The Australian Government has granted feasibility licences to Ørsted for its first offshore wind project in Australia, with intentions to grant a licence for a second project pending consultation. These licences provide Ørsted with exclusive site access to … Read the full press release

Ambu A/S CEO Britt Meelby Jensen Nominated to Hempel A/S Board

(IN BRIEF) Britt Meelby Jensen, the CEO of Ambu A/S, is nominated to join the Board of Directors at Hempel A/S, replacing Susanna Schneeberger. With over two decades of experience in the life science industry, including leadership roles at global … Read the full press release

Ørsted Streamlines European Onshore Renewables Focus with ENGIE Deal

(IN BRIEF) Ørsted, a global leader in renewable energy, is divesting its French onshore operations to ENGIE as part of its strategic realignment towards key European markets for onshore renewables. The share purchase agreement includes the sale of OSTWIND International … Read the full press release

Taiwan Inaugurates Asia-Pacific’s Largest Offshore Wind Farms, Doubling Nation’s Capacity

(IN BRIEF) Taiwan celebrates the inauguration of the Greater Changhua 1 and 2a offshore wind farms, marking a significant milestone in the nation’s renewable energy journey. With a total installed capacity of 900 MW, these wind farms are the largest … Read the full press release

Siemens Mobility to Transform Copenhagen’s S-bane Network into World’s Largest Automatic Urban Railway

(IN BRIEF) Siemens Mobility has secured contracts with Banedanmark and DSB to upgrade Copenhagen’s S-bane network to the highest level of automation, GoA4 technology, by 2030. This upgrade, part of the “Future S-bane” program, aims to enhance capacity, passenger experience, … Read the full press release

Maersk Enhances ME2 Ocean Service, Expanding Reach to North Europe Ports

(IN BRIEF) A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk) has announced a significant upgrade to its ME2 ocean service, now including port calls to key destinations in North Europe such as Rotterdam, Felixstowe, and Bremerhaven. This strategic extension aims to benefit North … Read the full press release

Bang & Olufsen’s Climate Targets Aligned with Paris Agreement Goals, Validated by SBTi

(IN BRIEF) Bang & Olufsen’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions has been validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), affirming their alignment with the 1.5-degree pathway from the Paris Agreement. With aims to achieve Net-Zero across their value … Read the full press release

FLSmidth Secures Major Service Contract for HPGRs in Chilean Iron Ore Mines

(IN BRIEF) A leading Chilean iron ore miner has entrusted FLSmidth with a multi-year contract to service its five High Pressure Grinding Rolls (HPGRs) across three mines in Chile, aiming to boost productivity and extend equipment lifespan. Despite the HPGRs … Read the full press release

Claus Valentin Hemmingsen Assumes Leadership as Chair of Ramboll Group’s Board of Directors

(IN BRIEF) Claus Valentin Hemmingsen, a prominent figure in the Danish business realm, has been appointed as the new Chair of the Board of Directors at Ramboll Group, succeeding Jeff Gravenhorst. Hemmingsen brings a wealth of experience, including his tenure … Read the full press release

STMicroelectronics Secures Renewable Energy Contract for Italian Operations

(IN BRIEF) STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader, has inked a ten-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Centrica Energy for the supply of renewable energy to its Italian operations, starting from January 2025. The agreement, based on approximately 61 GWh of … Read the full press release

2024 Healthy Buildings Barometer Urges Action for Healthier European Buildings

(IN BRIEF) The 2024 Healthy Buildings Barometer (HBB) launches, revealing alarming statistics about indoor health and comfort in European buildings. With one in four Europeans living in spaces with poor indoor air quality and over 30 million affected by insufficient … Read the full press release