New energy-efficient foundry for Scania

Sweco has been engaged as a consulting partner in Scania’s planning of a new foundry in Södertälje. The new facility will be approximately 22,000 square metres in area and is planned to smelt 90,000 tonnes of iron annually for the production of new engine blocks, trebling the current 30,000 tonne capacity. Sweco has been assigned overall responsibility for planning and design.

Facts

Assignment: Energy-efficient foundry

Location: Södertälje

Expertise: Structural engineering, architecture, plant design, industrial technology, building service system consultation

Customer: Scania

Assignment

Enhanced safety, quality and sustainability are in focus as Scania invests a major sum in a new foundry. Energy consumption will decrease by 30 percent compared with the current foundry. The greatest energy gains will be enabled by improvements in the foundry process and by recovering the heat it generates. The foundry will be powered by electricity produced from renewable energy sources. Construction is scheduled to commence in January 2019.

Sweco’s assignment represents a turnkey engagement involving all disciplines – comprising planning and design of the land and buildings, installation of electricity and ventilation systems, control and automatic control technology, fire detection and sprinkler systems.

For further information, please contact:
Richard Furuhovde, Project Manager, richard.furuhovde@sweco.se

 

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