Carlsberg and NIRAS win prestigious Global Water Awards

CROP Carlsberg NIRAS Global Water Awrds 2022

Carlsberg and NIRAS have won the prestigious Global Water Awards for the ground-breaking Water Recycling Plant at Fredericia Brewery in Denmark, now the world’s most water-efficient beer production facility.

May 20, 2022

Carlsberg and NIRAS have won the prestigious Global Water Awards for best industry water project in the world. The award was presented at a ceremony on May 17th in Madrid in front of 750 representatives from the world’s  most influential water utility, and water technology / knowledge companies.

The award was given for Carlsberg’s Water Recycling Plant at its Fredericia Brewery in Denmark.  NIRAS was adviser and responsible for end-to-end development on the project.

“The award is a large recognition of @Carlsberg’s visionary approach and of the tremendous collective efforts that have gone into this project. This award is a recognition of all the parties involved and of our combined efforts and skills. The WRP project is a great example of the Danish tradition of cooperation between private companies, educational institutions and the public sector. It really emphasises that when we work closely together then the end result becomes greater than the sum of the parts,” says Søren Nøhr Bak, Water Expertise Director in NIRAS and a driving force behind the project.

EDIT Carlsberg Water Plant

The world’s most water efficient brewery

The WRP project is a part of Carlsberg’s Zero Water Waste ambition, and it has transformed Carlsberg’s Fredericia plant into what is probably the world’s most water and waste efficient brewery. The WRP means a 50% reduction in water consumption which results in just 1.4 litres of water used per litre of beer produced.

“We are proud to be at the forefront of the sustainability agenda in Denmark, and we appreciate the recognition of our achievement to halve the water consumption at Fredericia Brewery and virtually eliminating water waste. This is the result of a strong collaboration through the DRIP-partnership consisting of project lead and advisor NIRAS, the Technical University of Denmark and technology providers like Grundfos and Pantarein, but also the Danish veterinary, environment and food authorities,” says Peter Haahr Nielsen, Managing Director at Carlsberg Denmark.

Carlsberg Fredericia WRP

Facts about Global Water Awards

Since 2006, the Global Water Awards have been awarded to outstanding projects in the water industry by Global Water Intelligence. The ceremony takes place at the annual Global Water Summit, that is regarded as the biggest and most important conference within the global water industry.

The world’s leading companies in water supply, water technology and consultancy participate in the event. Global Water Intelligence give away awards within categories such as water technology, desalination, and industry projects.

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Søren Nøhr Bak

Søren Nøhr Bak

Senior Expertise Director - Water & Sustainability

Aarhus, Denmark

+45 2025 7033

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