State-of-the-art waterworks inaugurated in Esbjerg

With large facades of glass Esbjerg Waterworks appeals to the curiosity from by-passers. Photo: DIN Forsyning

Published: 17-03-2017

Transparency in the water processes combined with the latest technology makes Esbjerg Waterworks ready for the future.

The minister for Energy, Supply and Climate, Lars Chr. Lilleholt (V), inaugurated the new, ultramodern Esbjerg Waterworks last Thursday.

Here you can find Denmark’s largest clean water tanks in stainless steel – the two tanks are each 12 meters tall. Esbjerg Waterworks now has a production capacity of two times 250 m3 per hour and is to supply the majority of Esbjerg city with world class drinking water.

“With its large facades of glass and attractive design, Esbjerg Waterworks appeals to the curiosity from by-passers. They are invited into a world, which can be remote for the citizens and creates a transparency in the water processes. However, not only the openness is paramount here. Quality of water and security of supply are two of the keywords behind the new waterworks,” says the minister in his inauguration speech, before he started the pumps of the waterworks.

Focus on food safety
NIRAS and ALECTIA have both been client consultants on the project. NIRAS has primarily been taking care of the executional phase of the project.

“With the new Esbjerg Waterworks, it has become possible to unite demands for hygiene and security of supply with the operating organization’s requests for work environment and service. The keyword has been cooperation with and involvement of stakeholders and an active involvement from the operating organization, Din Forsyning,” says John B. Kristensen, Market Director and Project Manager at NIRAS.

Esbjerg Waterworks is designed by Ginnerup Architects and the building has been designed in cooperation with Rambøll.

The vision at the utility, DIN Forsyning, has been to build a waterworks of the future with the appearance of a food business. This has been a success due to a purpose-directed focus on a number of areas, such as security of supply and food, quality and hygiene as well as work environment and flexibility in the building.


Denmark’s largest clean water tanks in stainless steel. Now situated at Esbjerg Waterworks.

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