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BIOFOS - Lynetten: Climate-positive efficiency improvement of biogas production
BIOFOS has renewed and renovated its biogas production facilities at the Lynetten water treatment plant over a number of years. Aquagain – Folding Smed A/S has along the whole way been involved in various mechanical engineering contract work, which have now been finally completed.
Aquagain in the Faroe Islands
After about 40 hours of ferry travel, one of Aquagain's installation teams has landed in the Faroe Islands. They head to a construction site located southeast of Vestmanna about 30 minutes drive from Thorshavn.
Aquagain is hiring Project Manager for Norway office
Aquagain vokser i Norge etter hvert som ordreinngangen øker. Derfor ser vi etter en prosjektleder, spesielt for det norske markedet, med kontorlokale på Billingstad, Billingstadsletta 25.
The Aquagain Race - 4th of september 2022
Run or take a Sunday stroll on the 4th of september 2022 with Aquagain, Brørup Running Club and the Scouts in Nørbølling, and we will provide coffee, tea, juice, cake and fruit afterwards.
Will Aslak and Rikke win?
Today you can watch the FINAL of the show 'Alene i vilmarken', whit our CEO Aslak and his daughter Rikke. We are as excited as you, because we know as little as everyone else. But we know Aslak and Rikke and we are pretty sure that they will take the victory; They are made of a very special casting.
IFAT: Digitization of the industry
Aquagain at IFAT Munich, 30 May - 3 June Are you and your company visiting the IFAT trade fair in Munich?
Strong product developer for the Technical Department
Product development and CE approvals are some of Torben Steffensen’s competencies. Torben (aged 43) started as a Production Technologist in Aquagain’s Technical Department on 1 April 2022. He has previously developed products for the offshore industry and, more recently, tanks and filtration systems, so his skills are in order.
New Senior Installer has got off to a great start
Kim Rexen is Aquagain’s newest chief fitter, who started with us on 1 February, has got off to a great start with a fan installation on a project in Assens. Kim is 42-years-old and his background was originally in the HVAC industry, but many years of experience as a fitter at various companies have equipped him for the job as chief fitter at Aquagain, where he works on projects in our core areas of wastewater, sludge, drinking water, biogas and industry.
We are developing, and so is our website
Not all of our customers realise that the company that today has a significant market share and handles very large and complex projects was a one-man business 65 years ago. Entrepreneurship, expansion and development are part of our journey and our DNA.
Technical department looking for reinforcement
We are looking for a Production Technologist/Mechanical Engineer/Technical Designer for our technical department. You will be part of a dedicated and committed team at our office in Brørup, where you
Christmas greetings from our CEO, Aslak
Dear customers and partners, We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Here at Aquagain, 2021 was in many ways a very exciting, but also challenging year - to be understood in the most positive way possible. We started the year by announcing that Aquagain as of January 1, 2021, had entered into a trade agreement with HUBER, one of the world's leading and largest manufacturers of high-end quality machinery and equipment in the wastewater sector. It is a recognition that all of us here in the company are very proud of, and which has strengthened our position in the wastewater segment. In the long run it will open up new opportunities, and throughout the year we have spent a lot of resources and energy on putting this new (for us) flagship in the lake. Our sales organization has been reorganized so that our longtime colleague, Tommy B. Nielsen, is now our contact person regarding HUBER's products
At the moment, this piping construction is taking up quite a lot of space in our ”black” workshop. This is a piping construction for a powerful pump station for BLUE Kolding, which we are supplying in collaboration with TC Anlæg and Rambøll. The piping construction is carried out by certified professionals, qualified in their own workshop, based on WPQR (Welding Procedure Qualification Records).
EUX at Aquagain
Aquagain feels considerable responsibility for the provision of apprenticeships, and to train skilled workers. It also means a lot to us to give our employees the chance and room to improve and follow their interests. We're quite happy to adapt the business and job functions to our employees, to ensure that it's the people at Aquagain that make the company, and not the other way around. There's room at Aquagain to grow, and to change direction. You can start as a floor sweeper, but become a metalworker, foreman, senior installer, technical designer, project manager etc., all depending on where your own dreams takes you. It's therefore totally in line with our philosophy that our two newest metalwork apprentices Christoffer Nielsen and Søren Dybbroe Thews are EUX apprentices, The EUX programme gives them a recognised qualification, a student cap and almost unlimited opportunities for further education. Christoffer and Søren combine their trade apprenticeship within metalwork with upper secondary education. The EUX programme runs for 4 years, and consists of an introductory course, followed by the main course, and is designed as a general trade qualification. It contains practical experience and full classroom-based tuition from the trade qualification, but the compulsory and optional subjects are replaced by upper secondary subjects. Aquagain ensures that these two young men (and all our apprentices) try their hand throughout our production department, are trained thoroughly in the various areas of metalworking, and are accompanied by a senior installer for the highly varied installation jobs.
Welcome to the new project manager
Kim Jessen is the latest addition to the project office at Aquagain. Kim is currently deeply immersed in manuals and IT systems. There is a lot to learn when it comes to managing Aquagain’s large proj
Winners at the 2021 Annual Meeting
Like 139 other exhibitors, Aquagain participated in the Annual Meeting at Biofos on Lynetten in early September. It is not merely an exhibition but rather a kind of networking event at which everyone
Annual Meeting 2021: Meet Aquagain’s new Norwegian Department Manager
You will not be disappointed when you visit us at our stand at the annual meeting at Biofos on Lynetten on Friday 3 September. We have pulled out all the stops and have loads of exciting equipment and
The Aquagain Race - Free for children
Run or take a Sunday stroll with Aquagain, Brørup Running Club and the Scouts in Nørbølling, and we will provide coffee, tea, juice, cake and fruit afterwards. The Aquagain Race has its 5th anniversa
Reinforcement of the Technical Department
On 1 July, we welcomed Martin Houmann Noes to our Technical Department. As of 30 June, Martin is a newly trained production technologist, and even though the stamp on his exam certificate is still we
Newly minted technical designer
Karsten Lehmberg, apprentice in our technical department, has just defended his test for completed apprenticeship and received a very nice 10. Although he had set his aim slightly higher, we are very
New ”toys” in production
At Aquagain, we often take the lead. However, we also follow as the industry develops and the requirements become more stringent. We have purchased a new Yangli 250 tonnes x 4200 mm press brake with
Sludge treatment in Skanderborg
The establishment of a new sludge treatment plant at the Skanderborg wastewater treatment plant is a story of successful collaboration and mutual professional respect. The client coordinated the proj
Aquagain project draws a lot of attention in Norway
An ambitious project in Norway draws attention; Aquagain has assisted the company MIRA in establishing a new lime treatment plant. The lime treatment plant receives both external sludge from other tr
Aquagain about to launch newsletter
You will soon have the opportunity to sign up for a newsletter from Aquagain. We have been in the industry for 65 years, resulting in vast experience and expertise, which we are happy to share. We wil
Meet Aquagain’s new Engineering Manager
Martin Schytte Kronborg Laursen is Aquagain’s new Engineering Manager. He has an engineering and practical background as a trained woodcutting machinist, wood technician and later production technolog
Gilleleje waste water treatment plant – It’s a big thing!
We are working hard on the Gilleleje sewage treatment plant which is an entirely new sewage treatment plant. We are nearing the end of the project which started in November 2019. Aquagain acquired th
Renovation of clarification tank at Stegholt waste water treatment plant
In the autumn, Aquagain renovated the clarification tank at the Stegholt sewage treatment plant which is part of Arwos in the municipality of Aabenraa. The mechanical equipment in the tank has been re
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
The Christmas holidays are upon us but, if you need us, our 24-hour service is open every day on telephone number +45 2323 3368. We look forward to embarking on 2021 which looks set to become an excit
Reinforcements for our service and installation team
42-year-old Svend Christensen is Aquagain’s newest senior fitter. He had previously worked with large potable water tanks and expansion joints. Svend approaches his responsibilities as senior fitter w
Aquagain appointed distributor and service partner | HUBER SE
From January 2021, Aquagain will be DISTRIBUTOR of and SERVICE PARTNER for HUBER SE products in Denmark – something that gives us great pride. Huber SE develops and manufactures high-quality machines
Aquagain wants to save lives
In the event of a cardiac arrest, you cannot do anything wrong as long as you do something - anything is better than nothing. In the event of a cardiac arrest, a race against the clock starts and qui
Fredericia wastewater treatment plant | Very large vertical paddle wheel flocculator delivered
11 months from start-up to delivery: Aquagain has just completed an exciting project at Fredericia wastewater treatment plant where, amongst other things, we replaced their vertical paddle wheel flocc
Professionally solid senior installer
Aquagain in Brørup, Denmark seeks to employ a senior installer for projects in Denmark and Norway We really cannot run much faster and we are therefore looking for a professionally solid senior instal
Hans Jørgen celebrated 40 years at Aquagain
On Friday 25 September, Hans Jørgen Mikkelsen celebrated his 40th anniversary at Aquagain. The big celebration was challenged by the assembly restrictions imposed by the authorities. However, through
40th anniversary at Aquagain
On 25 September, we are very proud to celebrate Hans Jørgen Mikkelsen’s 40th anniversary at Aquagain. Hans Jørgen was employed as a blacksmith by Aquagain in 1980. Today, Hans Jørgen is a chief fitter
The Aquagain Race – together apart
Like everything else, the traditional Aquagain Race is impacted by the present COVID-19 situation; the Race as we know it has been cancelled as it would be impossible to comply with the current guidel
Aquagain appoints Engineering Manager
As of 3 August 2020, Jesper Højer has been appointed the Engineering Manager and Head of the Design Studio. Jesper is trained as a mechanical engineer with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineerin
Søllested wastewater treatment plant handed over despite Covid-19
In the run-up to the summer holidays, Aquagain completed the 2nd stage of the modernisation of Søllested wastewater treatment plant. There has been excellent communication with the developer and cons
A major project in Norway is close to completion
At the time of writing, Aquagain and our partners are well underway running-in the Monserud Treatment Plant - a brand-new and large treatment plant in Hønefoss close to Oslo. In addition to numerous
10 biogas plants in Denmark
In collaboration with one of the country’s leading engineering and process companies in the field of upgrading biogas plants, Aquagain has just completed work on yet another plant. This is now our
An old acquaintance becomes our new senior installer
Michael H. Hansen is the new chief fitter at Aquagain, but he is no stranger. Michael served his apprenticeship with us and qualified in December 2000. Therefore, we know Michael’s qualities and profe
Fast delivery of 100-tonne flats
The most recent order from a large haulage contractor for 75 flats for space-saving and stable transporting of concrete elements will be delivered quickly and precisely by our Aquagain workshop. It to
Design department trainee
Meet Karsten who is our trainee in the department for design and construction. He is currently training as a Technical Designer and will complete his training in August 2021.
Additional solid experience joining our project department
On 2 June, Aquagain’s new project manager, Claus Alsted Larsen, started with us. He completed his Bachelor in Technical Management Offshore in 2008 at EA Vest, Esbjerg.
Aquagain appoints BS
BS are the initials of our newest appointment in the design and construction department. His name is Bartek Sujak, and he graduated as a production technologist from Business Academy Southwest in 2014
Aquagain strengthens its organization in Norway
It is with great pleasure that Aquagain can welcome Geir Kvalheim to the company. Geir is employed per. on September 1, 2019 as Country Manager for the Norwegian market.
New treatment plant for drinking water | Kalundborg, Denmark
Aquagain has supplied and installed a complete water treatment plant for drinking water. The delivery and installation have covered all mechanical equipment, various process plants and associated forging work.
Norway | New sewage treatment plant for Stjørdal Municipality
Aquagain has handed over a complete new sewage treatment plant (SARA) to Stjørdal Municipality in Norway. The project has included all deliveries and works in relation to a comprehensive installation of machines and equipment, as well as electrical work and control thereof, plus a complete design of the entire plant. This plant and project is the largest Aquagain to date has delivered and installed in Norway. The collaboration with both the client and their advisors has been extremely satisfying and very educational.
BIOFOS, Copenhagen | Construction of 2 new digester tanks
Aquagain has participated in the construction of 2 new digester tanks at Biofos (Lynetten in Copenhagen), which is Denmark's largest treatment plant. Our contract has included the complete iron work and all machine deliveries as well as installation thereof. I.e. mixers, exchangers and pumps, valves and similar equipment. Mixers are supplied by our permanent partner Hermann Träxler Gmbh, in which Aquagain is the sole distributor of in Denmark and Norway.
"State of the art" covers | The Kvaesthus project, Copenhagen
Aquagain has designed, constructed, assembled and installed 10 stainless steel covers for the Kvaesthus pier in Copenhagen. The covers are in cooperation with the customer and their advisors, designed just for this specific prestige project where exact design, quality, function and safety measures have been the focus. The covers are made of acid-proof stainless steel with special coating on the surface that matches the surroundings. The covers are also hydraulic and are controlled with a wireless remote. Something about the project: The Kvaesthus pier is 320 me
Exhibition on VandTek | 20-22 September 2016
We are participating when the entire water and drainage industry meet at VandTek16 Come and visit us at stand no.: V 1028 A water universe consisting of exhibition, conferences and excursions that focus attention on network, inspiration as well as product and knowledge information. The exhibition will take place from 20-22 September 2016 in Lokomotivværkstedet (The Train Workshop), Copenhagen.
Asia | Aquagain has again received an order from Vietnam
About two years ago Aquagain delivered the largest single order to a new customer in Vietnam. The customer is a major and professional operator in the Vietnamese market for equipment and systems for wastewater treatment, and just again their have selected Aquagain as their collaborator and supplier. This time the delivery concerns two complete trickling filters delivered in Vietnam.
Aquagain took part at tomorrow’s WWTP by the energy-producing Egaa WWTP at Aarhus Vand A/S
Aquagain participated in the rebuilding of Egaa WWTP, to be both self-sufficient in energy and also provide green energy to the local residents in the form of district heating and power. Aquagain has conducted with various stainless and PE-pipes incl. design, manufacturing and assembly, as well as the complete aeration to Demon-tank system.
Update of 4 clarifiers | Fredericia WWTP and Energy A/S
Aquagain has just completed the installation of new dual-motorized bridges with bottom and surface scraper together with associated motorized channel cost. In addition, there is also delivered and installed new tilting devices, wells, covers and various shelters, etc. The clarifiers has a diameter of 40 meters and Fredericia WWTP is Denmark's second largest wastewater treatment plants, and has a capacity of 420,000 PE We always take dialogue with the customer about their extraordinary wants; we adapt our standard solutions into their wants, in which our design and engineering department prepared a layout. After customer’s approval, we start the manufacturing, installation and the commissioned of the plants. User manuals, operation and maintenance manuals and parts list etc., included the usual documentation to ensure the customer a system of high quality, thereby also ensuring the customer a safe and valid operating daily.
Sledges for the transport of concrete elements | construction building industry
Aquagain has once again delivered a series of steel sledges for the transportation of precast concrete for the construction building industry. These units are designed in collaboration with the customer and their wishes etc. Furthermore, the units are manufactured in a high quality standard and of course the order is delivered on time.
Norway | New sludge dewatering system for the Municipality at Notodden, Ramsflog WWTP
Once again, a strong project in Norway of high quality. Aquagain has just completed the work in connection with an upgrade of the sludge dewatering system at Ramsflog WWTP.
We exhibit at the Wastewater Event 2016, September 7th
The Wastewater Association East is again holding the traditional "Wastewater Event". This year the exhibition takes place at Helsinge WWTP on the address; Skovgårdsvej 1, 3200 Helsinge, Denmark. The exhibition will be held Wednesday, September the 7 between 9:30 to 2:30 pm. True to tradition, there will be served a light meal about 11:30 for members, guests and exhibitors.
Summer holiday 2016
In the coming weeks 29, 30 and 31 we do operate with decreased intensity, both in our factory, in our head office and on the Norwegian sales office. Already scheduled tasks according mutual agreements will be carried out, and our 24-hours service team is ready throughout the summer by acute needs, assistances and repairs. The online service is also open 24-hours throughout the summer.
The Aquagain run race in Broerup, 2016
On September the 4, 2016 at 10 o'clock, do the run race begin for the whole family. Meet up at the company's address, Vælding Bjergvej 4 - 6650 Broerup, take your family and friends with you, as there are jogging and walking challenges that matches everyone's needs and abilities. The arranger is Broerup Running Club and the local Scouts in Broerup. Registration can be done at Broerup Running Club's website www.broerup-loebeklub.dk On the website you also can find more relevant information about the event and so on.
Opening of Frederikssund WWTP after modernization
Aquagain has conducted the blacksmiths and machine contract including installation according to the modernization of Frederikssund WWTP, Where there is installed a new compact plant with process and ARP tanks (Active Return Sludge Process).
Aquagain has become a member of the association Danish Environmental Technology
With this membership, we feel us well informed and we feel us very strongly represented in relation to the political agendas and so on. At the same time we hope for a solid network with opportunities for qualified sparring. The association purposes: Danish Environmental Technology aims to set a new agenda for Danish environmental policy. An agenda which is about innovation and technology to ensure clean environment to the world. And an agenda where Denmark leads the way with new advanced solutions to global environmental problems. Both to ensure clean water, clean air and rich nature for ourselves and our posterity and to contribute to global environmental sustainability. Danish Environmental Technology are therefore working for a modern and forward-looking environmental policy - with strict environmental standards and active participation in international environmental cooperation, a green market economy with environmentally correct prices and a world-class study and research.
New water jet cutting machine
Aquagain gets delivered and installed a new water jet cutting machine the 1 of July 2016. This means that our flexibility compared to our projects increases, in which we also in future will be able to offer water jet cutting to customers who may have such needs. The machine type is a Flow Mach 2, 2031b and will be operational by the end of July. We can therefore offer water jet cutting in the following materials:
Aquagain exhibits at the Waste Water Treatment Associations Annual Meeting 2016
We exhibit as usual at the annual meeting on Friday, June 10th, this time at Hedensted Spildevand. The exhibition takes place at Hedensted WWTP, Ørumvej 48, 8721 Daugaard in Denmark. Also this year, there will be pancakes for everyone, so come and have a talk with our sales and project staff as well as our service team.
New department and a new Head of Department - Aquagain is now permanently established in Norway
In continuation to Aquagains strategic plans relating to the Norwegian market, we now are established with a permanent office in Oslo. The daily management of the department will be handled by Lars Buer, who is recruited from May 2016 as Head of Department. After various market research, a clear "go-to-market" strategy, we have succeeded to enter into significant contracts in Norway, in which now stated the basis for a permanent presence. The department means, that we can serve current and future customers, from the subsidiarity principle, which is an important part of Aquagains culture to which the customers always will have a feeling of security and a peace of mind in relation to collaboration.
Serial production - 150 tons handled steel delivered on time
Aquagain has just delivered a series of 100 pieces of steel construction units for transportation of precast concrete for the construction building industry. The order is delivered to the largest carrier of road transport in Denmark. And the order is completed in 50 working days after the layout and finalized design has been developed together with the customer on the basis of their wishes and requirements. A short execution time, high quality and an acceptable price level were clear customer demands in addition to a desire for a professional approach in the design phase, underpin Aquagains strong competitiveness in the fields of industrial solutions. All of these parameters are met to the customer's full expectation and satisfaction.
BIG SIZE - Canal pump tubes
Aquagain delivers 5 stainless canal pump tubes to the pump supplier for the climate project sluice and pumping plant in the center of Vejle City. The climate project is to ensure commercial and residential along the river in the central part of Vejle City, thus increasing water by storm and when it rains, example by torrential rain dissipated appropriate without flooding.
Steel for the industry - on time delivery
Aquagain has just delivered a series of steel construction units for transportation of precast concrete for the construction building industry. These units are designed in collaboration with the customer and their wishes etc. Furthermore, the units are manufactured in a high quality standard and of course the order is delivered on time.
Our high quality is now visible
Aquagain do participants in larger and larger and more complex projects, both nationally and internationally. This means that the requirements for internal inspection never have been more essential and significant than now. Therefore we make a totally internal inspection of all units which is a part of a project, to which the topics now also are labeled with manufacturer, welder's initials and the initials of the person who carried out the control of the subject plus the topics identifications number (part number).
New forces to our design and construction department
Eva V. Wollesen are in March 2016 hired as a technical designer. Eva graduated as a technical designer back in 2007. In the period up to now She has worked at several renowned companies, for example Ramboell Oil and Gas, Hydropower and MacArtney. In addition, Eva have also worked as a teacher for upcoming technnical designers.
Norway | Aquagain exhibits in Oslo - April 19 - 21, 2016
Aquagain exhibits at the fair, Miljø & Teknikk 2016 - April 19 - 21, Telenor Arena, Fornebu - Oslo. Meet us at the fair stand, no. 135 Read more; www.kommunalteknikk2016.no
Ireland - powerful pressure unit | tested at 48 bar
Aquagain has delivered a heavy pressure process vessel to Ireland in order for a highly professional and international developer of process plants and semilar equipment to the biogas area. Aquagain have participated in development, conducted production and installation in Ireland. The unit is delivered construction tested acc. existing legislation concerning high pressure vessels and equipments, including CE labeling and the associated underlying documentation.
Grindsted WWTP - aeration contract
Aquagain installed new aeration at Grindsted waste water plant for Billund Vand A/S. For the task has been used the newly developed JetFlex SD strip diffuser (SD Series) from Jäger Umvelt-Technik GmbH. The contract has provided new aeration and associated piping, mechanical equipment and components, etc.
Mini - process unit | biogas
Aquagain has just finished a mini-process unit to an international developer of process equipment in order to the field og biogas. The process unit is delivered construction tested acc. existing legislation concerning high pressure equipment, including CE labeling and the associated underlying documentation.
Exclusive dealership of diffusers from Jäger Umwelt-Technik GmbH
After more than a decade of collaboration with the diffuser manufacturer Jäger Umwelt-Technik GmbH in Germany, where their products are installed in a numerous of our projects, we now entered into a closer cooperation, where Aquagain now enters as the main and exclusive distributor in Danmark and Norway of their unique program of diffusers.
Norway - extension af Monserud WWTP
Aquagain just completed the work i connection to the extension of Monserud WWTP for Ringerike Kommune in Norway. The project has included the changes around the relocation of existing dewater machinery with associated new pumps, piping and the handling af residues from the machinery, containers, etc.
Fredericia Spildevand og Energi A/S - new flash tank 35.000L
Aquagain has designed, manufactured and installed a new 35.000 liters flash tank to a thermal hydrolysis plant on Fredericia WWTP for Fredericia Spildevand og Energi A/S The flash tank is made of duplex steel W 1.4462 and subsequently isolated. The tank is designed for an operating pressure of 3,0 bar and various relevant controls, tests, etc. with related documentation in relation to the CE labeling for high pressure equipment are provided.
Skagen WWTP - aeration contract
Aquagain installed new aeration at Skagen waste water plant for Frederikshavn Forsyning A/S. For the task has been used the newly developed JetFlex SD strip diffuser (SD Series) from Jäger Umvelt-Technik GmbH.
Engmosen WWTP - renovating
Aquagain have participated in the renovating of Engmosen WWTP for Guldborgsund Forsyning A/S in collaboration with a Danish contractor.
Horslunde WWTP - expansion
Aquagain has participated in the expansion of Horslunde treatmant plant (stage 2) to Lolland Forsyning A/S. Our contract among others contained the process tank, the secondary clarifie tank and various traditional wells and structures, etc.
Sludge cooler - conveyor
Aquagain has participated in the development of a belt conveyor for cooling af sludge. The order is carried out for one of the world's leading developers of systems for process handling of sludge. In addition to developing and manufacturing, Aquagain had also been responsible for the installation in Germany.
New faces in the design department
Aquagain consolidates its design and construction department by recruiting Alice Aaes Helle as a techinal designer and Stina Lindholm as technical designer student
Solid top access covers to HOFOR, the Danish capital utility company
Aquagain deliver new solid top access covers to Åmarkens pump station in Hvidovre (Denmark), which is under restoration and extension, to reduce the risk of floods caused by cloudbursts. The solid top covers are heavy duty designed for use in areas with moving traffic, hot dip galvanized and with safety grate and railing. And otherwise comply with the customer's specific requirements and demands. HOFOR is known as a quality proven and discerning purchaser, who puts massive demands to the deliveries and the collaboration in its entirety.
New plant to the largest cattle slaughterhouse in northern Europe
To Danish Crown's new cattle slaughterhouse in Denmark, Aquagain has delivered and installed a complete industrial pre-treatment plant When the slaughterhouse is finally driven in, shall it handle the slaughtering of 4.500 animals within a week. This corresponds to approximately the half of all cattle slaughtered per week in Denmark There must be slaughtered 110 animals per hour, and it is twice as many as the Danish Crown’s current cattle slaughterhouse There should be boned about 10.000 quartered animals per week, or the equivalent of 500 animals a day