Through its global network of missions and experts the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark facilitates intelligent cleantech solutions worldwide.
Denmark has gone from being 99% dependent on sources of foreign oil to becoming completely energy self sufficient. Thirty years of focused energy policy, implemented after the 1973 oil crisis, have catapulted Denmark ahead of most other nations in the use of renewable energy technology.
Denmark leads the way in the wind energy industry. With almost 30,000 people employed in the sector, a combined turnover of EUR 11 billion for the manufacturers, and companies occupying 40% of the world market, Denmark plays a central role in the development of the wind energy industry. Apart from its established successes in wind energy, Denmark has also strong research activities in future technologies such as hydrogen and fuel cell, with leading edge research programmes at the Danish Technical University.
One of the main objectives in the energy area today is to promote the use of Clean technology and every year, as part of this strategy, renewable energy accounts for an increasing part of the total energy consumption.
The week-long roadshow of the Trade Council of Denmark’s Offshore Wind Alliance began 19th June 2017. The four companies of the Alliance – Bladt Industries, ISC Consulting Engineers, LICengineering and Semco Maritime – are world leaders in the design and manufacture of substructures for offshore wind turbines and substations. In the next week, the Alliance will meet with potential partner companies in the Northeast and the Gulf Coast.
In an agreement with the national water supply in Ghana, the Danish company Kamstrup is set to deliver 40,000 intelligent water gauges to the African country. It is the first and biggest project related to intelligent water metering in Ghana.
Fiberline Composites sets up a joint venture with one of the world’s leading carbon fibre manufactures – the Japanese global industrial giant Mitsubishi Rayon. The new company will pave the way for longer and more efficient wind turbine blades.