Esbjerg is known as the Energy Metropolis of Denmark. Esbjerg’s position as the offshore capital of Denmark is highlighted by the 250 energy companies in Esbjerg that employ more than 13,500 people within the energy sector.

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As experts in handling the oil, gas, and wind activities in the North Sea, companies have contributed to Esbjerg’s position as the offshore capital of Denmark for many years. The membership of World Energy Cities Partnership marks Esbjerg as a leading offshore city in the world.

Offshore Wind Business

With the beginning of the Horns Rev 1 offshore wind project in 2002, the business has also enabled a large supplier industry to offshore wind in Esbjerg.

As the leading preassembly and installation port in the world, the industry in Esbjerg has assisted in bringing more than 12 GW of wind offshore installations to the countries around the North Sea.

The industry covers project development, preassembly and installation, operation & maintenance, manpower suppliers, training course facilities, and support industry.

Today, more than 150 companies are doing business in both offshore wind, oil, and gas. That is a testament to the willingness and the determination to transform and adapt to new business.

Major players in offshore wind in Esbjerg are:

Vattenfall, Ørsted, MHI Vestas and Siemens Gamesa.

Offshore Oil and Gas

Since the 1970s, Esbjerg has developed an extensive supply chain towards the upstream offshore oil and gas industry. Esbjerg serves as service provider port for the Danish oil and gas sector with 20 oil and gas installations in the Danish North Sea.

Knowledge and skills within engineering, production, operation & maintenance, and component suppliers help the offshore oil and gas industry in keeping up production and securing a safe environment for this complex industry.

Major players within offshore oil and gas in Esbjerg are:

TOTAL Denmark, Ineos Denmark, Hess, Semco Maritime, and Rambøll Energy.