The oldest and largest pumping station in Denmark has been discontinued and a new one has taken over.
The original pumping station at Kløvermarken near Copenhagen was from 1901, and as the pumping station could not be temporarily shut down it would be too difficult to renovate it. To make the pumping station up to date, it was therefore decided to build a completely new pumping station right next to the old one.
Designed with focus on environmental changes
The new pumping station is designed for climate changes and protected against floods. The design is also considering environmental aspects and the construction includes green roofs and outdoor areas collecting rainwater. Furthermore, heat recovery from the wastewater will provide heat for the pumping station and the next door staff building.
Increased operational reliability
The pumping station is built in a circular design with a diameter of 35 m, it reaches approx. 10 m below ground and has two 24 m pressure towers. It is divided into two separate pumping stations with two sumps. This allows for maintenance on one unit at a time and provides an increased operational reliability. Only when it rains, both units will be required to run at the same time.