About Ørsted

Creating a world that runs entirely on green energy

Climate change is one of the biggest challenges for life on Earth. Today, the world mainly runs on fossil fuels. We need to transform the way we power the world; from black to green energy.

At Ørsted, our vision is a world that runs entirely on green energy. We want to revolutionise the way we power people by developing green, independent and economically viable energy systems. By doing so, we create value for the societies that we’re a part of and for all our stakeholders.

We’re headquartered in Denmark, 50.1% owned by the Danish State and our shares are listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen (ORSTED). We employ over 6,500 people who collaborate with our partners to revolutionise the way we power people through innovative energy solutions and real action.

We’ve taken our name after Hans Christian Ørsted, one of Denmark’s best-known scientists and innovators. Through his curiosity, dedication and interest in nature, he discovered electromagnetism in 1820, helping to lay the scientific foundation for how power is generated today. These qualities of Hans Christian Ørsted are just what we need to truly revolutionise the way we power people.

Transition from black to green energy

A decade ago, we initiated our transformation from a black to a green energy company. Since then, we’ve reduced our use of coal by 73% and more than halved our carbon emissions.

Ørsted will be

coal-free in 2023

Over the past 25 years, we’ve established our company as a global leader in offshore wind with a 25% market share. We develop, construct and operate offshore wind farms, and we’ve built enough offshore wind farms to power 9.5 million people. By 2025, our ambition is to power 30 million people from our offshore wind farms.
By 2023, we’ll be completely coal-free and have reduced our carbon emissions by 96%. With our recent divestment in oil and gas. In 2017, we sold our oil and gas production business

We are also chosen by many countries such Germany and the U.K. as green energy transition partner and we hope to join the journey for Japan to develop a sustainable energy future.

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