VCS Denmark is one of the largest water and wastewater utilities in Denmark – and a frontrunner in the water sector. We offer consultancy services and customized training programmes at both strategic and practical levels within water and wastewater management.See partner
The City of Odense is situated inland and the local wastewater utility, VCS Denmark, is operating under stringent requirements for nutrient reduction at its treatment facilities due to a sensitive recipient.
In spite of this, the utility’s largest wastewater treatment plant — with a capacity of 410,000 person equivalents (PE) — has achieved a degree of electricity self-sufficiency of more than 125% through optimisation of the plant’s existing infrastructure.
Continuous improvements across all parameters have been achieved through a holistic approach where any improvement counts and new ideas have been consistently pursued and tested. Further optimisation opportunities have been identified in cooperation with a number of consulting companies, which will enhance nutrient reuse and maximise biogas extraction for additional heat and electricity production even further.