9 artificial islands will be built in Denmark which will be used to promote renewable energies, manage bio-waste, protect biodiversity and even as a natural barrier to flooding.
The Danish government plans to build the Holmene Project. It will start in 2022 and will have an area of 3 million square meters. It is expected to create 380 new businesses and 12,000 jobs.
Urban power will be the company responsible for its execution. The project was developed in collaboration with the engineering consultancy company COWI with DHI-group, MOE, Aglaja and Rambøll.
Its cost is estimated at 425 million euros and it will be located 10 kilometers south of Copenhagen. The environmental impact study begins in 2019 and the completion of the project is scheduled for 2040.
Islands for green technologies.
Holmene will consist of nine man-made islands, surrounded by a natural belt, which will be used for sports facilities and recreation areas. They will also serve as natural barrier against flooding.
Industrial activities divided by sectors will be developed on the islands. The priority will be innovation and green technologies. In fact, the main objective of the project is Renewable energies.
The creation of the largest waste-to-energy plant in Northern Europe is planned. The bio-waste and wastewater of the region’s 1.5 million inhabitants will be treated in a new conversion plant which will generate clean water and biogas.
Thanks to the various renewable technologies that will be installed, an annual reduction of 70,000 tonnes of CO2 and the production of more than 300.00 MWh zero emissions, equivalent to the energy consumption of 25% of the population of Copenhagen.
Recovery of biodiversity.
Several islets and reefs will be inaccessible in order to create protected areas as part of a conservation plan for the flora and fauna of the region. The islands will be built with 26 million cubic meters of land remaining from metro and construction projects in the region.
More information: holmene.com
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