Completely carbon neutral logistics terminal in Vaasa, Finland
"We want to offer our customers services logistics that are environmentally friendly. Our facilities count only for a few per cents of the carbon footprint, yet that is an area we can have a direct impact on. We wanted to build a CO2 neutral terminal, the energy supply of which is based on geoenergy and water energy."
The heating and cooling for the DB Schenker's logistics terminal will be delivered by a geoenergy solution provided by Adven. Energy system of the new logistics terminal will be completely CO2 neutral. In addition to low carbon dioxide emissions Adven’s solution will result in about 10- 15 percent savings in energy costs in comparison to the traditional energy concepts.
Energy wells are about 300 meters deep, and they will be drilled under the terminal building. The heating and cooling is produced from the ground by using heat pumps. The electricity required by the heat pump is produced by renewable energy.
- Adven’s know-how in operating the facility assured us. They are a peak performing actor in their field and can make sure that the facility is used efficiently, says Lehtikangas.
DB Schenker’s logistics terminal’s energy solution in Vaasa is invested and owned by Adven. In this model Adven is responsible for the design, dimensioning energy supply and profitability of the energy solution.
- The most essential thing is to estimate and size the energy usage right. This way we can be sure of cost benefits. Since the investment is ours, it is in our balance sheet, not DB Schenker’s, says Timo Koljonen VP, Geoenergy, from Adven.
DB Schenker’s terminal in Nordic Logistics Center of Vaasa will be ready during 2016. The facility area that requires heating is about 3200 squares. Cooling is mainly needed in the office area.
About DB Schenker
DB Schenker is the world’s second largest transportation and logistics services provider based on revenues and performance. DB Schenker supports industry and trade in the global exchange of goods: in land transport, worldwide air and ocean freight, contract logistics and supply chain management. Roughly 66,000 employees at some 2,000 locations around the globe generated revenues totaling 15,451 billion euros in 2015. www.dbschenker.com