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Without the instruction manual at Amager Hill

the Chimney pumps massive columns of smoke, while a low cloud drift across the sky and encloses the working craftsmen at the top of the incineration plant Amager Bakke.

Wearing safety shoes, helmets and orange arbejdsdragter put anlægsgartnerne here had the had of custom-designed synthetic turf. The mats are different shades of green, and up the steep building is a ski slope taking shape.

Amager Bakke will be Copenhagen's new landmark with ski slope and a climbing wall built on top of an incineration plant. While the construction of the plant itself is finished, ski area, scheduled to open later this spring.

Tobias Emil Damgaard Simonsen is one of the landscapers who work to make the ski slope finish. He jumped in april 2018 directly from the school and up on Amager Hill.

– I started in the sleet and the rain. It has been very fun to start from scratch, we have had to think creatively all the way through. Many of the challenges we had no answer to, before we started, so we had to take continual, he says.

Work on the Amager Bakke is after Tobias Emil Damgaard Simonsen's view, is something completely different than what everyday life as a landscape contractor normally offers.

– It is certainly not usually anlægsgartnerarbejde. And it is precisely for this reason that it has been so fun. We have never tried it here before, and many of the stages have been the first time for all of us. It has been very exciting, he says, and continues:

– I'd like to continue to make creative solutions. I like that kind of thing. You become more engaged, when you yourself have to devise the solutions.

Tobias Emil Damgaard Simonsen are backed up by his colleague Per Varming, who has worked on the hill since the summer.

It is certainly that it's not easy. It is very cumbersome. Spent a lot of effort and much concentration, and we find ourselves in a lot of ideas to get things to succeed. There is no owner's manual in it, he says and affirms:

– Everything we do here, it is learning by doing.

There will be green, blue and black routes on the ski slope, when it is ready. Photo: Jonas Olufson

Cables in miles runs down the sloping hill. At the top is the still, devoid of weather and wind, while further down will be covered by various layers and finally the green mats.

One of the electricians who have been to Amager Hill stand up, is the crew supervisor Jørgen Karlsen. He began in the month of march last year to pull the first cables, and along the way, he also often had to think out of the box.

up Here, we have many other parameters, we should take into account. We can't get enough ground cover above our cables. We can't dig them down into the earth, we have a roof under us, " says Jørgen Karslen.

despite the fact that he has been a electrician for 15 years, he remembers not to have worked on something similar before.

I have never been to something, I want to compare with it here. I have been working on exciting projects, but not something that can measure up. It is very special, he says.

On the lower part of the hill test drive two skiers the substrate, which already is ready. In the sliding movements of the running the down the green ski slope and slows up at the end, as it was real snow they stood on.

– It is fun to run down. It gets wild when it becomes spring, and the whole thing is sprung, says Alexander Vissing in full skimundering.

the ski slope will have both green, blue and black routes is the copenhagen skiers, when it is finished.

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Inside the engine room

It is 900 degrees in the oven. Photo: Rune Aarestrup Pedersen/Ritzau Scanpix

While copenhagen stands on skis on top of the Amager Bakke, will the incinerator underneath the work to consume their waste.

The whole thing can be seen from an interior walkway that leads across the plant. From here there are views to the huge catalysts that purify exhaust gas from the combustion of waste. And dare to look down, you have visibility to a decrease of more than 70 meters.

In the oven is up to 900 degrees hot, and it has given anledningtil a part of challenges, explains Jacob Simonsen. He is a director in the Amager resource centre, which is to operate the plant.

– Normally when you have such a power plant, so she to the in and ensures that people do not come too close. Here we are doing the opposite, where we invite people to come and dance on the roof, he says, and continues:

On the way, there have been many legislation in relation to us, for it is far from simple to make a ski slope on top of a power plant. But it has also helped to create a fantastic good development, for we must have far better control of that it is also safe to stand on the hill.

the Decision to build the incineration plant Amager Bakke was taken back in 2012. The original plan was that the plant was to be completed in the summer of 2017. The construction has, however, been hit by several skandalesager and delays along the way:

In 2016, it emerged that the amount of waste from ejerkommunerne will not be big enough to make the new facility profitable in the future. It was decided to close the gap by importing foreign waste.The company B&W Vølund, who stood for forbrændingsanlæggets innards, was first delayed to provide the furnaces, and the technique was subsequently hit by several problems and crashes. The company lost a triple digit millions on the project, and 250 employee was fired.As part of a rescue plan, it was suggested that the municipal company behind the Amager Resource Center (ARC), was to take over waste collection from private companies. Several municipalities have since handed over the task to the ARC.In the spring of 2018, it emerged that the ARC had purchased for up to half a billion. crowns without sending the orders out to tender. It was one of the executive directors job.In august 2018 requested the Fund Amager Hill ejerkommunerne for a loan of € 8.9 million. crowns to make the ski slope finish. The project was thus 10 per cent more expensive than expected.In november last year showed a statement that the delays had been the Amager Resource Center to store the furniture for 110 employees in a warehouse for 10 months. Price: 447.000 crowns.

Source: Finance.dk, ing.dk, the municipality.dk, tv2lorry.dk, dr.dk

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