Profit at Danish utility Dong Energy soared more than six-fold in the third quarter of 2016, boosted by offshore wind generation and construction, as well as a gain from the divestment of the gas distribution grid in Denmark.

Revenue in the third quarter fell 16% to DKr14.48bn ($2.15bn) from the year-earlier period due to lower oil and gas prices and lower gas sales, an effect that was only partially offset by higher activity from construction contracts in wind power.