R&D Project

Tomorrow’s Waterworks in Aarhus

In April 2012, construction began on tomorrow’s waterworks in Aarhus. It is a new innovative research and pilot project in Truelsbjerg, Aarhus.

The project for the new Truelsbjerg Waterworks has been developed as a turnkey contract based on the utility company Aarhus Vand’s ambitious vision for future waterworks. Aarhus Vand has allocated 7 million Euros to supporting the technical and architectural implementation of the project.

As something completely new, the 2,000 m3 clean water tanks are made of stainless steel and adjoined to the waterworks in a separate building, which is built into a hillside so that it is covered with earth. The building facility and the actual construction work are carried out with great respect for the surrounding environment and landscape.

The future waterworks is to serve as a research and pilot waterwork, in which new technologies can be 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.


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Arhus is Denmark’s 2nd largest city and the  financial centre of the Central Denmark Region. The city has a catchment area of 1.2 million people within a one-hour travel range and is well connected to Copenhagen and Hamburg.

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Aarhus Vand

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