Novel $610m CHP plant for Copenhagen

Date: 30 November 2016

A unique waste to energy combined heat and power plant is set to open in Copenhagen in 2017.

The $610m CHP facility will double as a skiing attraction in the Danish capital, when completed by Babcock & Wilcox Vølund, a subsidiary of B&W based in Glostrup.

The Amager Bakke plant will supply electricity to 50,000 homes and heat 120,000 in Copenhagen when it starts production next year.

Amager Bakke Combined Heat and Power plant
B&W designed the plant and is contracted to supply the combustion system from crane through feeding, grate and boiler to ash handling. It also is contracted to build the particle and nitrogen-oxide reduction system.

The building will also possess a ski slope that runs from the 85-meter peak of the plant building designed by Danish architect Bjarke Ingels Group.

The ski slope, over a quarter mile long, will drop nearly 300 vertical feet in a circuitous route from the roof’s highest point

B&W Vølund won the $170 million contract to design the plant and supply equipment for it in 2012.