Computerized maintenance management systems

I/S Amagerforbrænding - CMM System 
 Photo: COWI.
I/S Amagerforbrænding is one of Denmark’s largest waste to energy plants with 48 employees in the maintenance department.

I/S Amagerforbrænding incinerates 320,000 tonnes of waste and produces approximately 125,000 MWh electricity and 1.5 mio GJ district heating.

In 1992 was finished a thorough main renovation and rebuilding of I/S Amagerforbrænding’s four individual incinerators as well as the establishment of a turbine plant for electricity production.

From the very beginning, I/S Amagerforbrænding wanted to equip the maintenance organisation so that it could ensure a high accessibility of the renovated plant.

A preliminary condition of this was the introduction of Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS).

Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS)

COWIs phase-divided model for the implementation of maintenance projects matched the way I/S Amagerforbrænding wanted to carry out its projects.

COWI had the staff with the right experience and expertise to ensure follow-up and the wanted project results. During the project period, the following phases were carried out:

  • Phase 1: Preliminary analysis of existing maintenance
  • Phase 2: Pilot project, CMMS
  • Phase 3: Implementation of a CMMS of the entire I/S Amagerforbrænding
  • Phase 4: Implementation of storage and purchasing control.


Today, I/S Amagerforbrænding uses a 100%-integrated maintenance, storage and purchase control. The importance of this could not be described any better than by quoting the following statement from the general assembly during which the annual report of 1997 was published: "During the past year, Amagerforbrænding has incinerated more waste than ever before. Among other things, this is due to the implementation of a CMMS".

LAST UPDATED: 18.09.2017