The future is green, fuelled by offshore wind. The current capacity of offshore wind installed around Europe is 25 GW, but the EU has set some very ambitious targets: The intention is to increase installed capacity to 60 GW by 2030 and to 300 GW by 2050.

Achieving these targets will only be possible if we collaborate effectively and if we develop smart and innovative solutions along the entire value chain. We need to collaborate on everything from innovation and infrastructure to utilisation of appropriate locations at sea and protection of the natural environment. And from manufacturing to storing and shipping wind turbines.

Port Esbjerg can contribute to achieving all that, as it is already happening at the port today.

The facilities at the port of Esbjerg are scalable

The port area is home to more than 200 businesses which, between them, have all the skills necessary in the offshore wind value chain, generating more than 5,000 jobs in Esbjerg, Denmark’s energy capital.

We also have plenty of space.

Since 2011, we have reclaimed more than a million square metres, bringing our total space available to 4.5 million square metres, and we are planning for more expansion.

We are also working on becoming more sustainable. In association with technology company Honeywell, Port Esbjerg has launched the world’s most advanced carbon-emissions monitoring system. That way, we can learn more every day about how we can reduce our own CO2 emissions.

Supporting the quantum leap

ABOUT PORT ESBJERG

In 2020, Esbjerg maintained its position as the world's leading port for offshore wind. The port shipped more than 1 GW of offshore wind capacity, which means that the Port Esbjerg has been involved in over 51 percent of Europe's offshore wind farms. In total, 25 GW are now installed in Europe. Port Esbjerg has been involved in more than 20 GW.

Port Esbjerg is base to the Danish offshore industry and an international hub for multimodal transport with six regular RoRo liner services. Roughly 6,000 vessels call there every year. It handles 4.5 million tonnes of cargo annually and is home to more than 200 companies that collectively employ approximately 10,000 people.

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Port Esbjerg is a reliable partner, and the facilities at the port are scalable and sustainable. We have already shipped 20 GW offshore wind, and six out of ten wind turbines installed in Europe today were shipped from the port of Esbjerg. Our experience bears witness to our unique expertise and know-how. We are used to working across borders, and we are ready to support the quantum leap that will make offshore wind the main energy source for all people in Europe.

The global wind industry had its second-best year ever in 2020, despite COVID-19. Installed capacity grew by 6 GW, and the market has grown by 106 per cent during the past five years, but these are only the first early steps.

At Europe’s largest offshore wind port, we play a key role in assisting the EU to reach its ambitious target. We are aware that we shoulder a unique responsibility. We have more experience than any other port, we are scalable and we support growth. We deliver sustainable initiatives and we are part of the solutions for the future.

Together, we can make a greener tomorrow.