DONG Becomes Safari Guide

Danish offshore wind developer DONG Energy will be taking 4,500 compatriots on offshore wind safaris this September to showcase how the company’s offshore wind farms are contributing to the country’s green energy transformation.

According to a survey conducted by Megafon, eight out of ten Danes support the conversion of the energy supply from fossil fuels to renewable energy. At the same time, however, most of the respondents state that they do not know enough about how energy companies contribute to the green transformation.

DONG wants to change that by organising boat visits to three Danish offshore wind farms ”which have spearheaded the development of offshore wind energy” in the country.

The offshore wind turbine safaris will take place on leased ferries from Grenaa Harbour to Anholt offshore wind farm, Copenhagen Harbour to Middelgrunden offshore wind farm and Gedser Harbour to Nysted offshore wind farm in the weekends 17-18 September and 24-25 September.

The tours will provide visitors with an opportunity to see large, green power stations up close. Visitors will also get the opportunity to meet some of the employees who either spend their days around the large offshore wind turbines or take part in planning and construction of offshore wind farms.

The safaris are open to all who are interested and the trips are free; however, due to the limited number of seats, the visitors are chosen by lot here.

“We’re proud of the journey we’ve embarked on, and we want to demonstrate how part of the conversion from fossil fuels to renewable energy takes place. We’ll also provide everyone who’s interested with a rare insight into the Danish business adventure that offshore wind farms have become,” said Filip Engel, head of branding and sustainability at DONG Energy.

“Over the years, we’ve had open day events at our power stations. It’s a bit more challenging to do the same at sea, but now we’re doing it.”

Photo: Anholt offshore wind farm. Source: Siemens

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