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Hearing Deadline for Waste-Water Treatment Plant

03 October 2018

The City of Aarhus needs a new waste-water treatment plant and currently the city council is discussing three different locations. The deadline for submitting a response to the City of Aarhus is in a week or so – to be exact on October 8 – about the possible three locations of the waste-water treatment plant. In the so-called “main proposal” the waste-water treatment plant will be situated at an area of approx. 12 ha, primarily within that part of the territorial waters which is presently set within clearly defined limits for marina. “Alternative 1” will situate the waste-water treatment plant within the existing areas of the port of Aarhus at an area of approx. 9 ha. As there is a need for 12 ha for the new plant, the possibility of a further extension of 3 ha at or next to the port of Aarhus is being investigated. “Alternative 2” will situate the waste-water treatment plant at the territorial waters outside the enrockment at the eastern port. This alternative might be seen in connection with or as a precursor of a forthcoming expansion of the eastern port (the “Yderhavnen”), the planning of which Port of Aarhus has applied the City of Aarhus to initiate. However, it may be possible to implement this proposal independent of a port extension.


The Future in Silhouette

03 October 2018

In mid-September the Aarhus city council approved an environmental survey of the so-called “Yderhavnen” (the Outer Port), which is a planned extension of the port of Aarhus of 140 ha in the sea to the east and in good distance from the city. The extension accounts for approx. 50 per cent of the existing port area. When Port of Aarhus at first asked permission to carry out an environmental survey of the “Yderhavnen” (the Outer Port), the city council sent the case for further consideration in the Committee for Technology and Environment. But when the case was discussed for the second time in the city council, a majority of the city council members agreed that Port of Aarhus can now carry out an environmental study of the planned port extension. The “Yderhavnen” (the Outer Port), which is planned to be made in three steps until the year 2060, is to be investigated by COWI and this will probably take a couple of years. Only then will the city council have to decide on the extension itself.


Land-based Power at the Port of Aarhus?

03 October 2018

From time to time, people ask Port of Aarhus: “Why don’t you establish a land-based power plant, so the ships can get power from land while in the port?” Technical Manager Anne Zachariassen wants to point out that a fixed land-based power plant with cables in the ground is neither a profitable nor future-proof solution at the port of Aarhus. Such a solution is best suited for fixed calls with high frequency – such as ferries. This conclusion has also been made in several other ports.


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