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Retirement reception for CEO Ole Ingrisch

Change of watch at the Port of Esbjerg. After almost 16 years as CEO of the Port of Esbjerg, Ole Ingrisch has decided to retire. To mark the occasion, customers, business partners and friends of the house are invited to a reception at Musikhuset Esbjerg. Here, guests can take the opportunity to say goodbye to Ole Ingrisch bon voyage and hello to the new CEO Dennis Jul Pedersen.

The reception will be held on Wednesday 6 March 2019 at 14:00-16:00 at Musikhuset Esbjerg, Havnegade 18.

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EAfter almost 16 years as CEO of the Port of Esbjerg, Ole Ingrisch has decided to retire. Dennis Jul Pedersen will take over.

The Minister initiates a dialogue with Esbjerg Municipality on the possible future of an offshore wind farm

Denmark will gain a new offshore wind farm supplying electricity from the mid-2020s. Before Christmas, the parties to the energy settlement decided it should be built either in the North Sea off Ringkøbing or by Kriegers Flak off the east coast of Zealand. The Minister of Energy, Utilities and Climate, Lars Christian Lilleholt has now initiated a dialogue with the surrounding municipalities, including Esbjerg Municipality, to discuss the options. The decision on where to locate the new farm is expected to be made at the end of March so the tender can begin in June 2019.

Read more about the screening process here (In Danish).

This map show the current and planned locations of offshore wind parks in Denmark.
Source: Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate.

New name for the old Esbjerg fire service training college following the change of ownership

In August last year, the private capital fund Polaris Private Equity bought the old fire service training college in Esbjerg that was owned by Falck. Now it is changing its name to Relyon Nutec. The college has 32 permanent employees and 50 part-time employees and functions as a course centre and safety training facility specialising in safety courses for employees in the offshore industry. The college is responsible for all boat courses at the Port of Esbjerg and therefore plays an important role in training the employees working offshore out of Esbjerg. Training is increasingly in focus at the port, and the new owners have also announced that they expect demand to increase from the oil industry and others in the years ahead. As the industry is increasing its investments, even more employees are receiving safety training.

Relyon Nutec also operates 34 centres in 20 other countries, where 250,000 people receive safety training every year. 

Learn more about the service training college at their Facebook page here.



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