Thu. Mar 30th, 2023

COPENHAGEN, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Denmark’s Orsted (ORSTED.CO), the world’s No. 1 offshore wind farm developer, on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter working revenue according to preliminary 2022 numbers however stated its offshore enterprise confronted challenges.

“In a yr with uncommon market situations, not least the very unstable power costs and a considerable improve in inflation, we’re pleased to realize a record-high working revenue for 2022,” Chief Govt Mads Nipper stated in a press release.

Nonetheless, fourth-quarter earnings earlier than curiosity, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) excluding new partnerships fell 19% to six.70 billion Danish crowns ($979.5 million), the assertion stated.

The corporate stated it noticed an surprising lower in its offshore enterprise within the fourth quarter, primarily resulting from antagonistic impacts from hedges and delays at its Hornsea 2 mission within the UK and Better Changhua 1 & 2a mission in Taiwan.

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Orsted confirmed its 2023 forecasts for EBITDA excluding new partnerships of 20 billion-23 billion crowns, in contrast with 21.1 billion achieved final yr and beneath the 24.2 billion crowns anticipated by analysts.

Its shares, which have shed greater than half of their worth since peaking in January 2021 and fell greater than 8% on Jan. 20 when preliminary numbers had been printed, had been buying and selling 1.9% increased at 1046 GMT.

Nipper added on Wednesday that new U.S. subsidies aimed on the renewable power sector will likely be a “turning level” for the nascent inexperienced hydrogen trade. Orsted has introduced plans to construct large-scale manufacturing amenities for the gas in Denmark and the US.

The U.S. Inflation Discount Act, which was signed into regulation final yr, included billions of {dollars} of inexperienced hydrogen tax credit.

“With the suitable incentive, like for instance a $3 tax credit score per kilogram of inexperienced hydrogen within the Inflation Discount Act, we expect that the following few years will likely be a turning level for inexperienced hydrogen,” Nipper stated.

($1 = 6.8403 Danish crowns)

Reporting by Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen; Modifying by Terje Solsvik, Louise Heavens and Jan Harvey

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