BIG Waste to Energy Ski Slope Under Construction in Copenhagen

Construction work has begun on a waste to energy facility which will incorporate a 1500 metre ski slope and blow giant smoke rings over the Danish city of Copenhagen, according to World Architecture News. Amagerforbraending, the company behind the plant - named Amager Bakke - is owned by five municipalities and operates thirteen recycling stations as well as incineration plant. There had been doubts in the industry as to whether the facility would ever get off the ground, but back in October 2012 the City Council of Copenhagen decided to give their formal approval, paving the way for engineering consultants, Ramboll to be appointed to assist Amagerforbrænding in the implementation of the €470 million project. Shortly after receiving the City Council's approval waste to energy technology suppler, Babcock & Wilcox Volund received its largest single contract from the project for the delivery of a DynaGrate, combustion- and energy-control system, slag- and ash-handling equipment and environmental systems, including an electrostatic precipitator (ESP) for the control of particle emissions and a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system to control the emission of nitrogen oxides (NOx). Smoke Rings The facility, designed by architects Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) will feature an Alpine ski slope on its roof which will be accessed via a glass walled elevator adjacent to the smoke stack that will allow visitors a peek at the inner workings of the plant. The smoke stack itself will feature a modification which will enable it to blow smoke a ring every time one tonne of fossil CO2 is released, which according to BIG will act as a gentle reminder to the city of the environmental impact of consumption. In a previous WMW Talking Heads feature, Ulla Röttger, managing director of Amagerforbrænding said: "With the architect Bjarke Ingels we have a fantastic ambassador. He travels around the world, talks to many people and he uses Amager Bakke as an example of 'Hedonistic Sustainability' - not only in relation to the architecture but also in relation to our way of seeing waste – namely as a resource." Image credit: BIG Read More BIG Waste to Energy Facility Offers Alpine Skiing in Copenhagen An ambitious new Waste to Energy (WtE) project run by Danish waste management company Amagerforbraending on the outskirts of Copenhagen, is set to offer alpine skiing on the rooftop. Babcock & Wilcox Volund to Danish Supply Waste to Energy 'Ski Babcock & Wilcox Volund has received its largest single order from the innovative Amager Bakke project. Million Tonne Abu Dhabi Waste to Energy Project Seeks Bidders Qualifications are being invited for the bidding process to develop a 1 million tonne per year, 100 MW waste to energy facility in Abu Dhabi.