NEW island will take part in the climate protection of Copenhagen


CPH City & Port Development has chosen its technical and EIA consultants for the establishment of the new island of Lynetteholmen expanding the land area of Copenhagen by around 2 per cent. COWI will be responsible for the technical consultancy work, while Rambøll will produce the EIA report.

The first step in the establishment of Lynetteholmen has thus been taken, and now thorough preparatory work is under way in the area, which will house 35,000 residents and provide a similar number of jobs.

The Technical Director at CPH City & Port Development, Hans Vasehus, is pleased to be able to start the work at last:

“You always feel a certain respect when such big projects are launched – so to speak. Lynetteholmen will increase the total land area of Copenhagen by around 2 per cent and will act as climate protection against future sea level rises while also housing a completely new district. It is a historic project, and I am looking forward to kicking off the regulatory work and the project design together with our consultants.”

As part of the technical consultancy work, COWI will be looking into the design and location of Lynetteholmen, to ensure that the project can be handed over in 2022 as planned. CPH City & Port Development has also held a number of workshops to discuss the key concerns.

Henrik Hostrup Pedersen, project manager at COWI, is very much looking forward to his involvement in the practical realisation of Lynetteholmen:

“Right now, Lynetteholmen is an ambitious vision for a new and sustainable district, which will also form part of the necessary climate protection for the city. So it is also vital for us to incorporate sustainability from the outset and to involve all of the stakeholders who will help to assure the progress and success of the project. At the same time, it is important for us to provide sufficient flexibility in the design of the island, to ensure that the project interacts effectively with other projects in the area at all times, meets as many needs as possible and delivers the maximum value. We are very much looking forward to kicking off this process in our multi-disciplinary team in close collaboration with City & Port Development and the many other stakeholders.”

In connection with the EIA study, Rambøll will be examining the potential environmental effects of the new construction project, covering everything from noise and traffic to the impact on animals and plants on land and in the water.

Mikkel Tamstorf, Head of the Department for environmental impact assessments at Rambøll says:

“Rambøll is incredibly pleased to be part of this exciting development of Copenhagen; in particular, we see the climate protection aspect with regard to future sea level rises as a key element in the development of the whole of Copenhagen in the coming decades. Earlier this year, Rambøll established a new global division for environmental impact analyses, and we look forward to bringing our enhanced capacity into play and following the whole environmental side of the construction process through to completion in close collaboration with CPH City & Port Development and the other stakeholders in the project.”

Prior to this, a contract for client consultancy services was signed with DHI (the Danish Hydraulic Institute) for recipient and coastal defence studies for Lynetteholmen.

Framework contract for technical consultancy and support

Framework contract for technical consultancy and support in the construction of Lynetteholmen

Architectural scoping and design, project planning, preliminary studies etc.

Estimated value:
DKK 15 million excl. VAT

Four years

Technical consultant (framework contract awarded):
COWI. With Arkitema and TREDJE NATUR as sub-consultants.

Framework contract for EIA consultancy

Framework contract for EIA consultancy in the construction of Lynetteholmen

Preparation of EIA report, including preceding environmental analyses, scoping note, survey report etc.

Estimated value:
DKK 3 million excl. VAT

Two years, with option to extend twice for one year at a time

Technical consultant (framework contract awarded):

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