Denmark

Watch: World’s most powerful electric ferry soon to start operations

The world’s most powerful fully-electric ferry will soon start passenger operations. Namely, the Ellen E-ferry was christened by Danfoss Communications Consultant Christina Clausen, on June 1. The vessel has a 4.3 MWh battery pack. Ellen E-ferry will be operating on a 22 nautical mile sailing between Denmark’s islands of Aero and Fynshav.

Denmark’s Port of Esbjerg expands capacity with mega crane

The Port of Esbjerg, Denmark, plans to expand its lifting capacity by adding an LHM 800 mobile harbour crane, Liebherr, a provider of lifting solutions for the shipping industry announced. The port has seen its number of crane tasks increasing by 66% in the last four years.

Denmark launches new boat safety campaign

The Norwegian Sea Safety Council has launched a new campaign to increase boating safety. In the coming weeks, ports throughout Denmark will be equipped, among others, with signs at the exit and on the boat bridges, to encourage recreational sailors and fishermen to take skipper responsibility.

Denmark expands test centre to host mega wind turbines

The Technical University of Denmark informs that the expansion of Test Centre Østerild in Denmark is ready, making it possible for the manufacturers to start casting two new test stands. Siemens Gamesa and Envision Energy will be the two test stands.

US climate change denial sinks Arctic Council accord

According to Reuters, the US refused to sign an agreement in the Arctic due to discrepancies over climate change wording, risking the cooperation in the polar region at the sharp edge of global warming. The meeting between eight nations in Finland’s Rovaniemi on Tuesday, May 7, was aiming to provide a two-year agenda to balance the challenge of global warming, with sustainable development of mineral wealth.

Cruise sector supports sustainability with New Manifesto

During an international cruise conference that took place in Copenhagen, 29 cruise destinations signed the Cruise Baltic Sustainability Manifesto, a manifesto pledging increased sustainability in the Baltic Sea region’s ports and cities.

Port of Frederikshavn collabs with Bladt industries for new oil terminal

Bladt Industries and Port of Frederikshavn have just signed a three-digit million DKK contract for the construction of a new oil terminal, which is planned to be constructed on the new part of the port in Frederikshavn. The terminal will be finished and ready for operation by the end of 2020, where it will be rented and operated by Stena Oil.

Denmark launches first new-build hybrid ferry on key passenger route

Danfoss Editron, an engineer company, provided the hybrid electric drivetrain system powering a new ferry that is to connect communities of Thyborøn and Agger in north west Denmark. The ferry was ordered to replace the previous one that had been running for over 40 years and reached the end of its operational lifetime.

European Commission funds €215 million for Baltic Pipe project

The European Commission announced that it will provide 215 million to finance part of the construction costs of the Baltic Pipe project designed to carry Norwegian gas to Danish and Polish markets. The signing ceremony took place on Monday, 15 April.

Denmark uses sulphur-sniffing drone checking for vessel emissions

The Danish Maritime Authority announced the launch of a large drone, that will be used to check emissions from vessels operating in  Danish waters to make sure they comply with the sulphur limit. The European Maritime Safety Agency is providing the drone, aiming to prevent ship pollution.

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