The developer recorded an operating profit of DKK 10.8 billion (€1.44 billion) between 1 January and 30 September, up from DKK 9.5 billion one year earlier.
It stated that higher generation at its offshore wind farms in operation — 6.7TWh compared to 5.6TWh one year — drove this change.
These new projects boosted Ørsted’s offshore wind earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) from DKK 5.3 billion to DKK 7 billion in the first nine months of the year.
|Jan-Sep 17||Jan-Sep 18||Jul-Sep 17||Jul-Sep 18|
|Revenue (DKK billion)||14.7||19.8||3.9||5.3|
|Ebitda (DKK billion)||8.0||9.0||1.6||1.9|
|Electricity generation (TWh)||5.6||6.7||1.7||1.9|
It also increased its Ebitda guidance for the full year by DKK 500 million to DKK 13-14 billion due to "good progress" on its offshore construction projects, it explained.
The developer expects its 450MW Borkum Riffgrund 2 wind farm off the coast of Germany to be commissioned "in the coming month", it stated.
Finally, it agreed to sell half of its 1.2GW Hornsea One project to investment firm Global Infrastructure Partners.
Ørsted stated that, including the profit from its Hornsea One divestment, it expected its full-year Ebitda to be "significantly higher" than the DKK 22.5 billion last year.