A North Sea powerhouse

Discover a vibrant city pulsating with energy, driven by a municipality dedicated to spearheading Denmark’s transition to sustainable energy. Experience cutting-edge district heating, emerging data centers, and innovative carbon capture and energy storage solutions. Esbjerg is instrumental in turning the North Sea into a green powerhouse for Europe.

Esbjerg’s Energy Transition: From Fisheries to Offshore Hub

As the Danish gateway to the West, The Port of Esbjerg has been a base for the fishing industry and Danish export goods since 1868. With the introduction of the oil and gas industry in the 1970s, the companies in Esbjerg seized the opportunity to expand and a new offshore cluster was born.

The competencies from the offshore industry made the evolution and development of the offshore wind industry possible with the installation of the world’s first offshore wind farm, Horns Reef 1, 10km off the coast of Esbjerg. The wind farm was made possible with the help of local offshore companies in Esbjerg, who saw a potential market. The local knowledge within the offshore wind industry is among some of the best in the world.

Esbjerg’s green hydrogen revolution

Esbjerg is becoming a leader in green hydrogen production. Esbjerg is planning to host three hydrogen plants that will convert electricity from offshore wind farms into green hydrogen.  Two of the plants will be record-breaking in terms of size. The first plant, built by European Energy, will provide the Port of Esbjerg will hydrogen, while the two other plants are set to become record-breaking in terms of size. Each of them supports Esbjerg’s vision of reaching carbon neutrality by 2030.

H2 Energy Europe 1GW project in Esbjerg could produce 90,000 tonnes of hydrogen a year from late-2025, while Høst/CIP will produce both ammonia used both as fertilizer and as a clean shipping fuel from 2027.

Business Esbjerg and Invest in Esbjerg

Business Esbjerg offers comprehensive support for your investment endeavors, providing invaluable local business insights, a dedicated point of contact, assistance in land and property procurement, taskforce services, as well as facilitating connections with pertinent partners and networking opportunities within Esbjerg. Our strategic business focus encompasses the development of digital hubs, the establishment of offshore wind production centers, participation in energy island commissioning and servicing, advancement in green hydrogen production, and the implementation of carbon capture storage initiatives in the Danish North Sea.

For more information, see https://www.businessesbjerg.com/en

Companies

Meet Esbjerg’s energy companies

The World Energy Cities Partnership (WECP) connects leading energy cities on all continents that are committed to fostering the transition to a more sustainable energy future.

“As an active member of the World Energy Cities Partnership since 2013, the City of Esbjerg has benefited from the exchange of ideas, knowledge and contacts, which the global energy capitals share. Through our membership we actively seek to collaborate with and further the relations between the many stakeholders in the energy sector.”

Jesper Frost Rasmussen — WECP President and Mayor of Esbjerg

Education

Academic partnerships

The World Energy Cities Partnership (WECP) connects leading energy cities on all continents that are committed to fostering the transition to a more sustainable energy future.

Contact

Get in touch with the City of Esbjerg

Mayor

Jesper Frost Rasmussen

Mayor Municipality of Esbjerg
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Torvegade 74,
6700 Esbjerg, Denmark

Business to business

Karsten Rieder

Director Business Development Esbjerg
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John Tranums Vej 23,
6705 Esbjerg Ø, Denmark

Academic Partnerships

Lone Saaby

Chief Executive Officer Education Esbjerg
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Torskekaj 1B,
6700 Esbjerg, Denmark

Press

Thomas Reil

Head of Communication Municipality of Esbjerg
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Torvegade 74,
6700 Esbjerg, Denmark