Flood protection at Frederiksholm Canal
In the centre of Copenhagen, for the power company Københavns Energi, we have established two new drainage pipes to the canal, Frederiksholms Canal.
Two new drainage pipes
Many businesses and restaurants in the area around Slotsholmen in Copenhagen were severely impacted during the summer of 2011.
The water flooded the streets and could not be led away, despite the fact that the harbour canal is right next to them.
In order to limit cloudburst damage in the centre of Copenhagen we have established two new drainage pipes for Københavns Energi to Frederiksholms Canal near Fortunstræde and Boldhusgade.
Rainwater is led away from the streets
The centre of Copenhagen is now better prepared to deal with cloudbursts in the future, because the rainwater can now be led away from the streets and into the harbour through grating in the pavement.
Københavns Energi had specifically asked MT Højgaard to carry out the task and help with solution proposals because, in 2005-2006, we renovated quay 132 for By & Havn, through which the new drainage pipes were to go.
Other cloudbursts tasks
For Københavns Energi we have also carried out cloudburst protection other places during 2012 – including extra protection to relieve the Vilhelmsdal channel at Tuborg Øst in Hellerup and cloudburst protection at the seafront at Svanemølle bay.