Water Quality and Climate Neutrality – Technical Tour

Monday 12 Sep 2022 | 13:00-17:00

Innovations for clean harbour water and climate neutral wastewater treatment

This boat tour will bring you through the harbour of Copenhagen to Greater Copenhagen’s largest wastewater treatment plant: BIOFOS Lynetten. The boat tour will introduce participants to the profound transformation of Copenhagen’s inner harbor from a dirty, industrialized area to a highly treasured recreational water body. Recently, CNN Travel marked Copenhagen as the top city for swimming, even ahead of cities like Rio de Janeiro – home to the famous Copacabana Beach.

The tour will also offer a chance to get to know some of Copenhagen’s main tourist sights from the waterside – incl. the Royal Palace and statue of the Little Mermaid.

After the boat tour through the harbour, the boat will dock at Denmark’s largeste wastewater treatment plant – Lynetten – where you will get a tour of the plant and meet the technical experts who contributed to the harbor’s transformations and the WWTP’s journey to become a resource recovery facility. A brand new nitrogen recovery process will be featured.

Lynetten is a highly effective wastewater treatment plant that safeguards the high water quality in Copenhagen. The treatment plant is not only among the most effective in cleaning water, but has also focused on increasing the energy yield from the wastewater and reducing the energy demand for the treatment processes. Today, Lynetten produce more than 200% of the energy that it consumes and thereby contributes to reaching Copenhagen’s goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2025. During the tour, you will also get insights into the next generation of technology from Denmark’s four largest water utilities: VCS Denmark, Aarhus Vand, HOFOR and BIOFOS.

*Solid footwear and warm, weatherproof clothing is recommended for this tour.

Cost: 45 €
Pax: Limit of 80 delegates