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Country profile: Denmark

Location: Northern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, on a peninsula north of Germany (Jutland); also includes two major islands (Sjaelland and Fyn). Also Bornholm.
Climate: temperate; humid and overcast; mild, windy winters and cool summers
Terrain: low and flat to gently rolling plains
Size: 43094 sq. km total (Land area: 42394 sq. km  Water area: 700
Population: 5,484,723 (July 2008 est.)
Languages: Danish, Faroese, Greenlandic (an Inuit dialect), German (small minority) note: English is the predominant second language
Government: constitutional monarchy
Capital city: Copenhagen
Legal system: civil law system; judicial review of legislative acts; accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction, with reservations
Currency: Danish krone (DKK)

Country profile

Once the seat of Viking raiders and later a major north European power, Denmark has evolved into a modern, prosperous nation that is participating in the general political and economic integration of Europe. It joined NATO in 1949 and the EEC (now the EU) in 1973. However, the country has opted out of certain elements of the European Union's Maastricht Treaty, including the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), European defense cooperation, and issues concerning certain justice and home affairs.

Energy production and consumption

Oil Gas
Production: 342,000 bbl/day (2006 est.) 9 billion cu m (2006 est.)
Consumption: 171,000 bbl/day (2006 est.) 4 billion cu m (2006 est.)
Exports: 320,000 bbl/day (2006 est.) 5 billion cu m (2006 est.)
Imports: 164,000 bbl/day (2006 est.)  
Reserves: 1 billion bbl (1 January 2006 est.) 75 billion cu m (1 January 2006 est.)
Major fields:

Denmark - recent news

15 May 23
Denmark: Orsted awarded contract – will capture and store 430,000 tonnes of biogenic CO2
The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has awarded Ørsted a 20-year contract for its carbon capture and storage (CCS) project ‘Ørsted Kalundborg Hub’. The project entails that Ørsted will establish carbon capture at its wood chip-fired Asnæs Power Station in Kalundborg in western Zealand and at the Avedøre Power Station’s straw-fired boiler in the Greater Copenhagen area.
19 Apr 23
Denmark: Aker Carbon Capture awarded test campaign and study for Fortum Waste Solutions in Denmark
Aker Carbon Capture has been awarded a test campaign and feasibility study for Fortum Waste Solutions' facility in Nyborg, Denmark. Fortum's waste incineration plant is specialized in the safe destruction of hazardous waste and turning it into energy. The planned capture capacity will be around 170,000 tonnes CO2/year.
17 Apr 23
Denmark: Cadeler is back on home ground and ready to install offshore wind turbines at the Aflandshage wind farm in Denmark
Cadeler has signed a contract with Siemens Gamesa to install 26 wind turbines at the Aflandshage offshore wind farm south of Copenhagen in 2026. The gravity based foundations will be placed on the seabed surrounded by large stones to create an artificial stone reef that can foster local biodiversity and marine life.
12 Apr 23
Denmark: BlueNord announces strategic partnership with Semco Maritime and submission of a license application in the Danish North Sea
Norwegian Energy Company, to be renamed BlueNord, has entered into a strategic partnership with Semco Maritime. In addition, BlueNord has submitted a licence application for acreage containing the gas discovery Elly-Luke in the Danish part of the North Sea, and as such will participate in the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities' upcoming mini-round of licencing.
11 Apr 23
Denmark: Danish Energy Agency receives two final offers in relation to the first tender of the Danish CCUS Fund
The Danish Energy Agency has received offers from I/S Vestforbrænding as well as Ørsted Bioenergy & Thermal Power A/S in relation to the first tender of the Danish CCUS Fund and expects to award a contract in May.

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