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Geminor completes first RDF shipment to Amager Bakke, Denmark’s newest CHP

Norway-headed Geminor, one of northern Europe’s largest supplier of waste derived fuels to waste-to-energy plants has revealed that earlier this month, it has completed the first shipment of refuse-derived fuel (RDF) to the new waste-fired Amager Bakke combined heat and power (CHP plant in Copenhagen, Denmark. The 3 000 tonne load, delivered by the MV Lady Anne Lynne cargo vessel, was shipped from Drogheda, Ireland via empty return logistics.

Geminor has shipped its first cargo of RDF to Amager Bakke waste-fired CHP in Copenhagen (photo courtesy Geminor).

According to a statement, the shipment is part of a contract to supply 30 000 tonnes of waste to support the commissioning of the plant, and the delivery marks the agreement’s commencement, which will see Geminor manage the transport of RDF material from producers in the UK and Ireland going forward.

The 3 000 tonne load, delivered by the MV Lady Anne Lynne cargo vessel, was shipped from Drogheda, Ireland via empty return logistics and the unloading and delivery were coordinated and overseen by Geminor’s head office, ensuring material safely arrived at its end destination just 48 hours following docking.

Marking our first delivery to Amager Bakke is an important milestone. The facility is an exciting development for Denmark’s waste-to-energy market, and we’re looking forward to working closely with the team moving forward, said Tim Andersen, Geminor Country Manager for Denmark.

Representing an investment of more than US$670 million, the Amager Bakke combined heat and power (CHP) plant has the capacity to process 400 000 tonnes of municipal solid waste (MSW) annually. The facility is able to produce between 0-63 MW electricity and 157-247 MW district heating, depending on local demand. The site is particularly notable for its eye-catching 85m tall sloped roof, which doubles as a ski slope.

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