The Danish developer’s first-half profit of DKK 3.6 billion (€491 million) was down on the same period a year ago.
This was due to Ebit totalling DKK 5.4 billion, down 5% year on year.
It earned DKK 5.9 billion from offshore wind in H1 2019, due to the ramp-up of generation from new projects, but it stated that it was "not fully satisfied" with its wind output.
The developer added that the number of outages and curtailments across its offshore wind portfolio were "higher than normal" in the first half of the year.
It cited a platform fire at its Horns Rev 1 site in Denmark in October 2018, converter station outages at Borkum Riffgrund 2 off Germany, an array cable repair campaign at its London Array site off the UK, and various array cable and export system outages at UK wind farms, Race Bank, West of Duddon Sands and Burbo Bank.
Nevertheless, power generation from wind — offshore and onshore — increased 45% to 7TWh in the first half of 2019.
Onshore wind also "contributed positively" to Ørsted’s finances in H1 2019, with the commissioning of its 184MW Lockett wind farm in Texas taking place "well ahead of schedule", the company stated.
Ørsted invested DKK 7.2 billion in the first half of the year, 40% more than it did in the same period in 2018.
The firm's CEO Henirk Poulsen set two new targets for the company. It plans to reduce indirect emissions — including those from services it sources for construction of wind farms — by 50% by 2032 from 2018 levels.
The company also intends to phase out fossil-fuelled cars from its car fleet and fully convert to electric vehicles by 2025.