Technical tours

We are currently in the process of updating technical tours for Wednesday morning until lunchtime (19/06/2024). These tours offer firsthand experiences of the latest innovations in technology, from labs to advanced manufacturing and water/wastewater facilities.
Please note that there will be a limited number of seats available for each tour.

There are five different exciting technical tours planned:

General practical information for the technical tours can be found further down the page.


BIOFOS is Denmark’s largest wastewater utility, treating the wastewater from 1.2 million inhabitants in the Copenhagen metropolitan area at three treatment plants Lynetten, Avedøre, and Damhusåen. Wastewater is treated at the BIOFOS treatment plants before being discharged into Øresund and Køge Bugt.

We will visit the water treatment facilities located in Avedøre in the South-West of Copenhagen, and learn about hot topics such as their process of recovering energy from wastewater, how they handle environmentally hazardous substances, and the issues in relation to nitrous oxide, N2O

Time Event
08:15Meet up at bus pick-up point
08:25 – 08:50 Transport to Avedøre Treatment facility
08:50 – 09:00Arrival and settling in
09:00 – 10:30BIOFOS introduction and presentation
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 12:00Technical tour of the Water Treatment Facility
12:00 – 12:30Lunch
12:30 – 13:00Transport from Avedøre Treatment Facility to Copenhagen Central Station

We will meet at the pick-up point close to the DI building at 08:15 and then take buses to BIOFOS’ Avedøre treatment facility together.

Hillerød Utility Company

Hillerød wastewater treatment plant, Denmark’s first fully covered plant, retains building site values, a common issue for ordinary plants. The cover maintains a uniform temperature year-round, improving the working environment and helping the plant blend with nature, benefiting local residents.

Commissioned in 2018, the plant treats both industrial and household wastewater, releasing treated water into a natural source. It uses physical, chemical, and biological processes, including advanced pre-clarification and continuous de-ammonification with annamox biomass, meeting strict municipal discharge requirements.

By 2026, the treated wastewater will be near drinking water quality, cleaner than the stream it discharges into, positively affecting Pøle Å, Arresø, and Roskilde Fjord’s water environments.

We will make our way to the charming town of Hillerød where we will visit the wastewater treatment plant servicing the city and surrounding industry.

08:30 – 09:30Transport with Bus from DI Venue
09:30 – 11:30Technical tour
11:30 – 12:15Lunch
12:15 – 13:15Transport with Bus to DI Venue & Goodbye

We will meet at the pick-up point close to the DI building at 08:30 and then take buses to Hillerød Utility Company together.

Frederiksberg Utility & Cisternerne

We will meet at Frederiksberg Utility, and visit their new climate-friendly waterworks and softener plant, followed by a visit to the old underground water reservoir (Cisternerne). Today the reservoir is an urban dripstone cave with quite a unique climate and is used as an art space.

We will visit Frederiksberg Utility, placed in the middle of Copenhagen first. Thereafter, we will take a lovely walk to Cisternene and get a tour of the space. We will finish the event with a lunch in the park that Cisternene are located in.

8:50Meet at Frederiksberg Utility
9:00 – 10:30Tour at Frederiksberg Utility
10:30 – 11:00Walk to Cisternerne together
11:00 – 11:20Introduction to Cisternerne
11:20 – 11:45Tour of Cisternerne
11:45 – 12:15Lunch in the park

We will meet at Frederiksberg Utility at 8:50. It is a short 5 minute walk from the Metro station Fasanvej. You will get a pass for public transporation Tuesday at the conference.

DHI – Technical testing facilities

At DHI we will visit the testing facilities of large shallow pools (used to study harbors, piers, breakwaters, etc.) and the deep water basin (for testing floating wind turbines). We will also visit the HQ of DHI.

08:30 – 09:30Transport from DI Venue
09:30 – 11:30Technical tour
11:45 – 12:15Lunch
12:30 – 13:15Transport to DI Venue & Goodbye

We will meet at the pick-up point close to the DI building at 08:30 and then take buses to DHI together.

The Climate Adaptation Tour of Copenhagen

Copenhagen is the first city to have implemented a Cloudburst plan to ensure extreme rain events are properly handled. We will go on a walk around the city and see the very subtle but effective solutions!

We will be taking a stroll around the Klimakvarter in Østerbro, a climate-resilient neighbourhood. The focus in this area has been on both futureproofing and simultaneously creating a green inner-city residential space that is pleasant to experience.

After that, we will take public transport to Enghaveparken, a lovely park that houses quite a surprise beneath the surface. Through the park, we will learn how Copenhagen is addressing events such as cloudbursts and heavy rain while combining these efforts with recreational areas.

Lastly, we will visit Carlsberg City. The former home of the large brewing company has undergone a significant infrastructural and architectural makeover. As much of this district is new, climate resilience solutions could be integrated from the start.

8:50Meet at Tåsinge Plads
9:00 –
Tour at Klimakvarteret
10:15 –
Transport to Vesterbro
10:45 –
Tour to Enghaveparken
11:30 –
Tour to Calsberg City
11:55 –
Lunch break

We will meet at Tåsninge Plads, Østerbro at 8:50. It is a short 10 -minute walk from the Metro station Vibenshus Runddel. Alternatively you can also use the stop Poul Henningsens Plads.

You will get a pass for public transporation Tuesday at the conference.
Lunch is also included.

Practical Information

We have gathered general practical information about the tours and surrounding them here:


The technical tours will begin early Wednesday morning. You might have to take your luggage with you at checkout in case your hotel does not wish to guard it for you.

Usually, if you ask, they can  keep your luggage for later, but in case this is not possible, you can pay for storing luggage at the Central Station (Hovedbanegården).

Follow this link to see how- and where to store luggage at the Central Station: Luggage and service

Bus Pick-up point

For some of the venues which are further away we will provide a bus.

The pick-up point for the buses is close to the DI-venue. You can see when you should be there under the programme.