Energy cluster Frederikshavn: 150 companies in the green market

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By Energy City Frederikshavn, May 22, 2019

In the climate municipality of Frederikshavn, a new mapping of the companies located in the municipality show that more than 150 companies produces green goods or sell green services.

Soon, the green numbers will be equal to the black and red in the companies’ accounts. The turnover on green goods and services is increasing nationwide and in Frederikshavn Municipality. More than 150 companies are now working with or have production aimed at the energy sector.

“In the long term, even more companies in Frederikshavn Municipality will have to adjust to the fact that this is the way to go. But we are very pleased that 150 have already shown timely care and have found or are working to find their place in the green transition,” says Poul Rask Nielsen, project manager in the Energy City.

The 150 companies that are currently appearing on the list are very different, ranging from energy consulting and production to the ‘glass master’, who knows all about new energy efficient windows. Common to the companies is that they provide jobs that help to save resources such and  protect the of the environment.

“It can be crucial for the future export opportunities that companies increase their focus on the green transition. This is what is demanded, and this is where the future for both the growth of the company, the municipality and for the overall goal of cutting CO2 emissions,” says Poul Rask Nielsen.

Victor DST did it
One Company that has manage to keep up with the green transition is Victor DST. A few years ago, most of their customers came from the maritime and offshore industries, but as the oil price fell, Victor DST had to find a new market:

“The crisis almost came out of the blue, so we had to rethink really quickly. We looked at how our knowledge would be useful in other markets, and we quickly got a foothold on land through energy projects. It is basically the same components and competencies that are involved, they are just thought into a new context,” says Ole Nygaard, CEO, Victor DST.

The company currently produces heat pumps for district heating and works with environmentally safe waste incineration, a service with ever-increasing demand. It pays off to work towards a green transition:

“Being involved in green projects can benefit the company’s marketing strategy and increase the number of costumers. However, it is hard to measure, but we do get more inquiries, and we believe it is related to our green visibility,” says Ole Nygaard.

More on the way
The list of 150 companies will contribute to making the Municipality of Frederikshavn’s green focus even more visible. The energy city will use it for collaborations and networks where it is put into practice when the Energy City Frederikshavn e.g. uses platforms such as State of Green. Several companies have found new export opportunities due to Energy City Frederikshavn. The Energy City is ready to provide more advice to the business community about the green transition to prevent companies from being vulnerable to changing markets.

“We hope that more people will recognize the utility value. Every time a company gets on this list, we contribute to solving the climate challenges. Additionally, we always look for the jobs of the future and tries to secure them locally,” says Poul Rask Nielsen.

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