Bye bye DONG hello Ørsted

If you’ve never heard of him you will now. Hans Christian Ørsted was a Danish physicist who worked on electromagnetism and his name has now been taken by energy giant DONG. It will change name from November 6th. Making the announcement today Thomas Thune Andersen, Chairman of the Board of Directors, said: “DONG was originally […]

DONG to install battery storage at offshore wind farm

DONG Energy is to launch a battery solution at its Burbo Bank offshore wind farm. The 2MW storage system will provide frequency response to the 90MW clean energy facility, which will help stabilise and maintain the operability of the grid by injecting varying levels of power. The frequency on the grid must remain close to 50Hz […]

DONG turns to D as INEOS buys oil and gas business

INEOS is to buy DONG’s Oil & Gas Business for $1.05 billion (£810m). The deal will position INEOS as a top 10 company in the North Sea and significantly expand its trading and shipping activities. DONG will sell its entire portfolio, made up of a mix of long life and development fields, producing an average of 100,000 barrels of […]

UK construction goes low carbon in wind power deal

A leading producer of building materials in the UK has partnered with a Danish energy supplier. All of Wienerberger’s UK sites will now be powered with renewable electricity from DONG Energy’s eight offshore wind farms in the UK. Wienerberger says the move showcases its focus on sourcing power responsibly and reducing the carbon footprint of its […]

Department for International Trade raises £16bn

The Department for International Trade (DIT) has secured more than £16 billion of foreign investment in five months. It states the money raised since the creation of the new department has boosted job creation and industry growth across the whole of the UK, including the energy sector. In November, International Trade Minister Greg Hands spoke to DONG […]

Clark says yes to world’s biggest wind farm

Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark has given the go ahead for Hornsea Project Two, the world’s largest offshore wind farm. On making his decision, he said: “The UK’s offshore wind industry has grown at an extraordinary rate over the last few years and is a fundamental part of our plans to build a clean, affordable, secure […]

Wind profits sees DONG Energy valued at £10bn

DONG Energy has seen company value hit £10 billion after wind profits soared by 68%. The world’s leading offshore wind farm developer has today published its half-year results, which show underlying growth of 34% driven by the strong performance of wind power. Wind revenue increased from DKK4.6 billion (£517.8m) to DKK12.3 billion(£1.38bn) after a number of […]

DONG Energy to build bio plant in UK

A plant which will convert household waste into biogas will be built in Cheshire. DONG Energy claims it is the first commercial full-scale plant of its kind in the world. The project will use a technology developed by the Danish firm called REnescience. It converts household waste without prior treatment into biogas energy using enzymes. The plant will […]

UK firm wins 580MW offshore wind farm order

A UK subsidiary  of a company that provides subsea services related to offshore construction has been awarded a contract for a 580MW wind project. DeepOcean will install a total of 91 cables for the project located 17 miles off Blakeney Point on the North Norfolk coast. The Race Bank offshore wind farm will consist of 91 […]

Scottish company wins DONG’s offshore wind order

A Scottish company has won DONG’s order for offshore wind farms in the UK and Northern Europe. Briggs Group will repair and deliver cables to the Danish firm’s wind projects for eight years. The order includes nine wind farms in the UK, five in Denmark and four in Germany. The Fife-based company started working with […]