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Offsite visits


Friday 24th May:
Viikinmäki wastewater treatment plant in Viikinmäki, Helsinki

14.30 Messukeskus, Holiday Inn Helsinki-Expo, Helsinki

15.00 Viikinmäki wastewater treatment plant, Helsinki
The Viikinmäki wastewater treatment plant located in Helsinki is the largest treatment plant in Finland and the Nordic Countries. The Viikinmäki bedrock treatment plant processes the wastewaters of residents in Helsinki, middle and east Vantaa, Kerava, Tuusula, Järvenpää and Sipoo. In total, it processes the wastewaters of around 800,000 residents as well as the wastewaters of the region’s industry.

17.00 Messukeskus, Holiday Inn Helsinki –Expo, Helsinki


Saturday 25th May:
Fortum The Circular Economy Village in Riihimäki and City of Hämeenlinna

9.00 Messukeskus, Holiday Inn Helsinki-Expo

10.00 Fortum The Circular Economy Village in Riihimäki, Riihimäki
In the village, municipal waste is processed through the Eco Refinery, an automated sorting plant, the Plastic Refinery, the first in Finland to produce recycled plastic, and the Bio Refinery, which produces biogas and is owned by our partner Gasum. The concept of the Circular Economy Village is unique, both nationally and internationally. The Circular Economy Village is a pioneer in future waste management. The principle is that waste should be utilised as a raw material when it is economically viable. The strict targets of the Circular Economy Package adopted by the European Commission will not be achieved without recycling solutions like these.

13.00 City of Hämeenlinna, Raatihuone, Reception City of Hämeenlinna
The City of Hämeenlinna was founded in 1639. Hämeenlinna is a lively, beautiful and pleasant beach town in Southern Finland, which strives for sustainable development and offers visitors and citizens a variety of services. The city’s landmark is its medieval red brick castle.

15.00-16.00 Häme castle, Hämeenlinna, guided tour 1 h

18.30 Messukeskus, Holiday Inn Helsinki –Expo, Helsinki