For centuries, the River Gudenå, which is the longest river in Denmark, has been a major traffic artery, and its strong current and the rich flora and fauna in the river valleys have provided innovative people with the optimal conditions for developing knowledge and perfecting green technology.
The level of knowledge along the river has thus been evolving from the very first medieval dams and water mills to our modern-day specialist knowledge in the fields of aquaculture, water treatment and concept solutions for the control and measurement of water – knowledge which is now highly requested from and exported to the world market.
There are numerous companies located along the River Gudenå in Jutland with core competencies within climate, water technology and environmental technology. Many are leaders in their field in Denmark, and several of them also have a recognised international profile.
The companies span a wide range of industries and knowledge, but they all have water as a focal point. And a large number of them have a history linked to the River Gudenå.
The Gudenå River Trade Network
Today, the River Gudenå is a popular destination for tourists, anglers and nature lovers, and the scenic waterway is much cherished. The water has gained a recreational value for the many water technology companies which, for historical reasons, are headquartered in the river valleys – like pearls on a string along the 158-km stretch of the river from Central Jutland south of Horsens to the the Kattegat at Randers.
With the Gudenå River as common denominator, the Gudenå trade network is in progress. This network aims to visualise the numerous companies located along the river, that covers a wide range of competencies in energy, waste water treatment, water supply, environmental counselling, training and courses in water technology and water treatment.