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Tomorrow’s Waterworks in Truelsbjerg – Aarhus

Truelsbjerg sets new technological, architectural and operational standards for waterworks.

Truelsbjerg Waterworks in the northern part of Aarhus was established in 2014 and supplies 40,000 citizens in Aarhus with drinking water.

The project for the new innovative waterworks in Truelsbjerg has been developed as a turnkey contract based on Aarhus Vand’s ambitious vision for future waterworks.

The plant sets new technological, architectural and operational standards for waterworks and it has started a trend in design since several utility companies in Denmark have followed.

Truelsbjerg Waterworks introduces a brand new design for elevated storage tanks. As something completely new, the 2,000 cubic metres clean water tanks are made of stainless steel. Transforming a worn-out construction ready for demolishing, into a safe storage for drinking water combined with nice working environment. The building facility and the actual construction work are carried out with great respect for the surrounding environment and landscape.

The future waterworks serves as a research and pilot waterworks, in which new technologies are tested. Therefore, the project focuses particularly on adaptable solutions, sustainability and flexibility in relation to supply structure and requirements on the quality of supplied water.

The multipurpose design criteria combine:

  • Separation between building and process constructions
  • Pressurised treatment and storage – all the way from groundwater to tap
  • Oxygen production
  • Stainless steel storage tanks without direct contact to the ground
  • Self-cleaning sludge tanks minimising human contact to sludge
  • Automation – issued water quality and energy consumption
  • Approach for research and testing on site

All installations and tanks are exposed, thus allowing for easy inspection and maintenance. The plant contains facilities for visitors, meeting rooms and a small laboratory, which means that it can be used as a test facility by companies and researchers. Energy consumption for lighting, heating, dehumidification and ventilation is CO2 neutral.

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