EU approves Danish state aid for coal to biomass plant

The European Commission has approved Danish state aid worth DKK57 million (£6.74m) to convert a cogeneration plant from coal to biomass. DONG Energy Thermal Power’s new unit in Kalundborg will supply renewable electricity to the grid, district heating to Kalundborg Forsyning and steam to the industry. The project is expected to contribute to the long […]

DONG Energy offers offshore wind apprenticeships

DONG Energy is offering new offshore wind turbine technician apprenticeships in Grimsby. It has joined forces with the Grimsby Institute for the three-year apprenticeships, which will include a year of learning in a new virtual training centre followed by two years working on site with DONG Energy. The apprentices will study as a maintenance & […]

DONG opens Burbo Bank Extension wind farm

DONG Energy has today officially opened its Burbo Bank Extension wind farm off the coast of Liverpool. The 258MW facility, which is based seven kilometres out to sea, will use the largest and most powerful wind turbines commercially available to supply electricity to around 230,000 homes. Each of the 32 8MW turbines is more powerful […]

DONG Energy to build unsubsidised offshore wind farms

DONG Energy has won a deal to build two large wind farms in the German North Sea with no government subsidies. The Danish company said it made bids for no financial support for the 240MW OWP West and 240MW Borkum Riffgrund West 2 projects. DONG Energy cited several factors that enabled the zero bid in […]

Good Energy to buy offshore wind power from DONG

UK green supplier Good Energy has signed a one-year deal to buy electricity from one of DONG Energy’s wind farms. It will purchase 12% of the output from the 210MW Westermost Rough Offshore Wind Farm in Yorkshire. It generates enough electricity to power more than 26,000 homes. Denmark’s DONG Energy said the deal marks the […]

World’s first offshore wind farm retires

The oldest offshore wind farm in the world is being decommissioned after 25 years of service. DONG Energy has decided to retire Vindeby, located near Lolland in the south east of Denmark. It consists of 11 wind turbines which were connected to the grid in 1991, generating enough electricity to power around 2,200 households. In […]

New contracts for world’s biggest offshore wind farm

New contracts have been signed to supply the world’s largest offshore wind farm with components. DONG Energy confirmed the multi-million pound deals regarding its 1.2GW Hornsea Project One project earlier today. German fabricator Steelwind Nordenham is to provide 20 transition pieces, which will be outfitted with vital equipment and coated with durable, high-visibility paint by Teesside-based Wilton Engineering Services Limited. Transition […]

Goldman Sachs cuts stake in DONG Energy

New Energy Investment (NEI), a Goldman Sachs firm, is selling 6.3% of its stake in DONG Energy. The Danish utility states NEI has agreed to dispose of 26.5 million of its shares to “certain institutional investors”, each with a value of DKK10 (£1.16). That leaves NEI with a 7% stake in DONG Energy. The news […]

DONG Energy to stop using coal by 2023

DONG Energy has decided to phase out the use of coal in the next six years. Its coal-fired power stations will stop using the fuel source by 2023 and will be replaced with biomass instead. Last year, both Studstrup and Avedøre power stations in Denmark were converted to run 100% on wood pellets and straw. […]

Huge wind farm contract safeguards 200 Teesside jobs

DONG Energy has awarded a contract for 96 transition pieces for the Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm. More than 50 of the pieces, which link the monopile foundation of offshore turbines with the towers, will be manufactured at Bladt Industries’ Offshore Structures Britain (OSB) facility in Haverton Hill, Teesside. The remaining transition pieces will […]