Groundbreaking ceremony at Amager Bakke in Denmark

Date: May; 03; 2013 | Author:
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The frost hardened sod was cut at the groundbreaking ceremony for Copenhill, Amager Bakke on March 4, 2013.

Amager Bakke is an iconic energy-from-waste plant which is about to be built on the island of Amager in Copenhagen. B&W Vølund is the supplier of both furnace and boiler for the new plant, called Amager Bakke [Danish for “Amager Slope”]. You can read more about the project here.

The project is a historical and unique energy-from-waste project. Where else in the world can you find a waste-to-energy plant which is also a recreational area and a ski slope?

Copenhill projected timeline:

  •  March 2013: Groundbreaking
  •  Fall 2014: Machine installation
  •  Fall 2016: Initial waste treatment
  •  Spring 2017: Project complete

Babcock & Wilcox Vølund will supply:

  • Crane
  • Feeding system
  • DynaGrate® with water-cooled wear zone
  • Ash system
  • Boiler
  • Electrostatic precipitator (ESP) for removing particles from the flue gas
  • Selective catalytic reduction (SCR) for reduction of NOx emissions
  • Economizer for cooling off flue gases
  • Combustion control system 

The Amager Bakke plant model. BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) is the architect behind the Amager Bakke project. 


Amager Bakke shall be operated by ARC (Amager Ressourcecenter). The board members of ARC turned the first sod. From left: Ulla Röttger, Director of ARC, Sisse Marie Berendt Welling, Board Member, Henrik Zimino, Deputy Chairman, Anette Rahbek, Board Member, Steen Ørskov Larsen, Deputy Chairman, Margit Ørsted, Board Member, Kim Schrøder, Employee Representative, Mogens Lønborg, Chairman of the Board.

Want to know more

ARC, Copenhill / Amager Bakke, Copenhagen, Denmark 

Ultraclean waste water 

The waste-to-energy plant as a tourist attraction 

Babcock & Wilcox Vølund to build the Amager Bakke waste-to-energy plant in Copenhagen, Denmark

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