Geminor’s Hub in Landskrona, Sweden, which was established in 2015, is now set to undergo a significant upgrade. The resource management company aims to develop the 35,000 m² site from a C-permit to a B-permit, which means that the capacity for both waste storage and handling can be significantly increased.
“We are commencing an extensive application process that will enable us to adapt the HUB for future operations. Such a process is comprehensive and can take up to three years,” says Per Mernelius, the Country Manager for Geminor in Sweden.
The facility in Landskrona is currently the only one in the Geminor Group that can receive waste by both road and rail, and is also close to the harbour. Thus, Landskrona is a central facility for the storage and treatment of secondary fuels for several large EfW plants in the region.
“An upgrade from C to B permit will allow us to triple our storage capacity from the current 10,000 tonnes of RDF and SRF. When fully developed, the Landskrona facility will become Geminor’s largest, with the capacity to handle nearly 100,000 tonnes of waste fractions, which is double what we can handle at present. The new capacity will make the Hub bigger than the Oxelösund and the Ålborg processing facilities,” says Mernelius.
The B permit imposes higher requirements for emissions, fire safety, and risk assessments, which means upgrading the existing storage building and asphalting the entire facility site. This will open up for treatment of new waste fractions, such as biofuels, plastics, and paper waste for recycling.
“This upgrade is not only necessary but essential to offer more diverse and sustainable services in the future. One of the measures will be to operate the HUB with a completely fossil-free machinery fleet,” says Mernelius.
“An upgraded HUB with increased capacity will make us more flexible and thereby able to provide better support for our regional partners,” concludes Mernelius.