|Industry||Oil and gas
|Predecessor(s)||Dansk Naturgas A/S
|Key people||Henrik Poulsen (CEO)
Fritz H. Schur (Chairman)
|Services||Gas distribution, Oil and Gas exploration and drilling|
|Revenue||54.598 billion DKK (2010)|
|Net income||4.464 billion DKK (2010) |
The Danish state-owned company Dansk Naturgas A/S was founded in 1972 to manage gas and oil resources in the Danish sector of the North Sea. After some years, the company was renamed to Dansk Olie (Danish Oil) og Naturgas (Natural Gas) A/S (DONG). At the beginning of 2000s (decade), DONG started to extend itself into the electricity market by taking long positions in electricity companies. In 2005, DONG acquired and merged Danish electrical power producers Elsam and Energi E2 and public utility (electricity distribution) companies NESA, Københavns Energi and Frederiksberg Forsyning. The result of the merger was the creation of DONG Energy. The merger was approved by the EU Commission on 14 March 2006.
The majority (76%) of DONG Energy is owned by the Danish Government. The rest of the shares are owned by SEAS-NVE (11%), Syd Energi (7%) and (6%) owned by smaller shareholders. According to a political agreement, the Danish Government shall maintain a majority in the company until 2025. Reduction of the ownership below 50% requires political agreement of Danish parties. An IPO and listing at the Copenhagen Stock Exchange was expected in the spring of 2008, but was suspended due to the situation of the international financial markets. An IPO is still the plan, but the timeline is currently unknown.
Oil and gas exploration and production
DONG Energy's primary focus is deep drilling. DONG Energy's core areas of oil and gas exploration and production lay in southern part of the Norwegian North Sea and the Danish part of the North Sea, Barents Sea, west of Shetland, and in the mid Norway (gas production). The reserve base is expected to be 446 million boe. In 2005, DONG Energy acquired 10.34% in the Ormen Lange gas field (operated by Shell). The share of gas reserves allocated to DONG Energy are approximately 40 billion cubic metres (1.4 trillion cubic feet).
DONG Energy owns gas pipelines from the Danish part of the North Sea to Nybro and the Swedish gas transmission network (Nova Naturgas). DONG Energy co-owns the Tyra West – F3 pipeline pipelines, which create a link from the North Sea Danish section to the Netherlands natural gas hub in Den Helder, the DEUDAN pipeline from Jutland to north of Hamburg in Germany, and the Langeled pipeline from Nyhamna terminal in Norway to Easington in the UK. DONG Energy owns a share of the Norwegian gas pipeline system. It is also party to the Baltic Gas Interconnector.
DONG Energy is the largest power producer in Denmark with market shares of 49% for electricity production and 35% for heat production. It also owns power production facilities and projects in Germany, Sweden, The Netherlands, Norway and the United Kingdom.
In the United Kingdom DONG Energy operates Barrow and Burbo Bank offshore windfarms and will construct Walney Island and Gunfleet Sands I and II wind farms. In Norway DONG Energy has invested into hydro and wind power.
During 2013 DONG Energy will finish the construction of a 400MW offshore wind farm off the Danish island of Anholt in the Kattegat at a cost of 10 billion Danish kroner (€1.35 bn). DONG Energy was the only bidder in the process. As of 2012, DONG Energy has a wind turbine capacity of 794 MW and plans to add another 594 MW in 2013.
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DONG Energy is headsponsor for the Danish men's national ice hockey team
- Sonny Wichmann (18 April 2012). "Henrik Poulsen bliver ny topchef i DONG" (in Danish). business.dk. Retrieved 18 April 2012.
- Annual Report
- Fast Facts
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- Horns Rev 2 LORC . Accessed: 10 December 2011.
- Gunfleet Sands offshore wind farm (United Kingdom) 4C . Retrieved: 27 October 2010.
- "DONG Energy Invests in UK Offshore Wind Farms". Oil Voice. 2007-12-03. Retrieved 2007-12-16.
- "DONG Energy Increases Stake in Norwegian Hydropower". Oil Voice. 2007-12-07. Retrieved 2007-12-16.
- Bjartnes, Anders (June 22, 2010). "Dong gets green light for 400MW Anholt despite high prices". Recharge. Retrieved 2010-06-23.
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- Anholt Offshore Wind Farm
- Wittrup, Sanne (1 November 2012). "Dong Energy øger vindkraften med 75 procent i 2013". Ingeniøren. Retrieved 1 November 2012.
- Metro - Dansk elbilspark ska tankas med vindkraft
- "Siemens catches wind with A2Sea move". Upstream Online (NHST Media Group). 2010-06-29. Retrieved 2010-11-16.
- Antitrust authority approves Siemens as equity partner in A2SEA DONG Energy, 13 October 2010. Retrieved: 16 November 2010.
- DONG becomes co-owner of CT (in Danish) Maritime Denmark, 12 November 2010. Retrieved: 16 November 2010.
- Divestment of stakes in Nordkraft and Salten Kraftsamband has been approved DONG Energy, 12 October 2010. Retrieved: 16 November 2010.
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