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Copenhagen’s waste-fired power plant and ski slope is under construction

Waste-fired power plant with multiple purposes: Copenhagen’s state of the art plant sets new standards for environmental performance, energy production and waste treatment. B&W Vølund is providing state-of-the art technology for the new plant. Copenhill (Amager Bakke) features an artificial ski slope inspired by the ski slopes in the Alps. Innovative technology and architecture integrate to form a future in which waste-to-energy plants are welcomed in any backyard.

This is how efficient the technology of the Copenhill (ARC’s Amager Bakke) plant is:
400,000 tons of waste a year result in:

– 99% energy efficiency.
– District heating for 160,000 households.
– Electricity for 62,500 households.
– 100 million litres of spare water recovered through flue gas condensation.
– 90% reuse of metals from waste amounting to 10,000 tonnes of metal a year.
– 100,000 tonnes of bottom ash reused as road material which saves large amounts of gravel.

More information about Copenhill waste-fired power plant and ski slope:

– The plant will be completed in 2017.
– Technology by Babcock & Wilcox Vølund
– Architect design by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, Copenhagen