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Andel wants to be offshore wind's one of a kind

The Danish utility's offshore wind ambitions stop at its domestic borders, says CEO Jesper Hjulmand and calls projects Thor and the Baltic energy island natural steps for Andel.

Andel CEO Jesper Hjulmand standing in front of company HQ in Svinninge. | Photo: SeasPR

When Danish power company Seas-NVE, initially formed by the merger of Danish power companies Seas and NVE, changed name to Andel this spring, Chief Executive Jesper Hjulmand said the rebrand was meant as homage to the company's cooperative roots (Andel means a cooperative ownership 'share' in Danish, -ed.) – but change was intended as a signal that the purchase of Ørsted's private customer business and distribution system operator Radius had transformed Andel into a new company.

The acquisition was, Hjulmand says, a dream that began in 2008, and when the final signature was put to paper more than a decade later, with the stroke of a pen Andel gained twice as many customers. Despite considerable growing pains, the CEO is indeed ready to write the chapter of the group's history.

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