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 $670m 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.  

EPC contractor B&W Volund supplied the boiler, electrical system, ash system, electrostatic precipitator and SCR for the plant, among other components. According to the firm, Amager Bakke reduces SOx emissions by 99.5 per cent and NOx emissions to one-tenth of the former plant’s levels, as well as recovering 100 million litres of water per year through flue gas condensation.