Problematic public construction projects
The Niels Bohr Building
After a seven-year delay, the University of Copenhagen was able to start using the new building in August 2023. From an original budget of DKK 2 billion, the total costs eventually amounted to DKK 5 billion.
New Aalborg University Hospital
Aalborg’s future super hospital is expected to be completed in 2026, i.e. six years later than planned, and with a budget overrun of approx. DKK 1.4 billion.
Copenhagen Metro’s City Circle Line
The line opened in 2019 after a nine-month delay with a budget overrun of DKK 4 billion, bringing the total costs to DKK 25 billion.
In 2009, Koncerthuset concert hall was completed after a two-year delay. The original budget was DKK 600 million, but it ended up costing DKK 1.6 billion.
Sources: Ritzau, Licitationen, Kristeligt Dagblad, dr.dk