Iconic district heating plant receives waste fuel shipment

Date: 27 July 2017

An iconic combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Denmark is set to receive shipments of refuse-derived fuel (RDF) from the UK and Ireland after an agreement with Norwegian waste processing firm Geminor.


The Amager Bakke energy-from-waste district heating plant in Copenhagen is known for its 85-metre wedge-shaped roof which is used as a ski slope, climbing wall and picnic area.

The plant came online in March after five years of work. Following the agreement with Geminor, it is now set to receive 30,000 tonnes of RDF to support its commissioning.

The first 3000-tonne load was shipped from Ireland this month and was delivered within 48 hours, according to Geminor.

Amager Bakke can process around 400,000 tonnes per year of municipal solid waste, producing up to 63 MW and 157-247 MWth for district heating, which is supplied to around 120,000 households in the Copenhagen area.