Port of Skagen: One step closer to recycling wastewater from the fishing industry
The construction work to establish pipelines and pumping stations on the Port of Skagen's land, as part of the Skagen Circle project, has now been completed. The next phase is to connect the fishing industry so that their protein-rich process water can be reused to make biogas, which in turn becomes electricity and heat for homes in Skagen.
When the project is completed, what was previously a waste product will be recycled into a sustainable product.
The Skagen Circle project is part of the sustainable development and a case highlighted in the Port of Skagen's sustainability strategy. It is a circular economy, which is about reusing the products and resources available. Through this, the waste product is no longer waste, but raw materials that constitute a value.
Rene Hansen, Head of Wastewater at Frederikshavn Forsyning, says in connection with the project; "Frederikshavn Forsyning works purposefully for green transition. Utilizing resources in the wastewater for energy or processing is a high priority. Constructive and close cooperation with companies, the Port of Skagen and Skagen Varmeværk makes sense, where circular economy is anchored in the Skagen Circle."
At the Port of Skagen, Director Willy B. Hansen is looking forward to Skagen Circle becoming a reality and he says; "At the Port of Skagen, we want to ensure that we can continue to offer a sustainable infrastructure to our customers in the future. Therefore, in the future, we will prioritize projects that provide sustainable development at the port - and with the Skagen Circle project, we are well on our way."
The Skagen Circle project is expected to be operational by mid-2023 - currently work is underway on the final stage of the preparation process, which is the construction of the biogas plant at the Skagen wastewater treatment plant.