De Boer, which supplies semi-permanent warehousing, has won a contract to supply storage facilities for biomass to Falu Energi & Vatten, a key player in Sweden’s electricity, power generation and water industries.
In total, the buildings will offer space totalling more than 40,000 cubic metres. De Boer will erect two of its All Weather Hall structures at Falun in central Sweden. Measuring 35m by 78m and 35m by 102m, the facilities will be tailor made to meet FEV’s storage needs.
Construction work is due to get under way in the second half of July, with the first structure completed in October and the second in December. Despite being semi-permanent, the structures are capable of remaining in place for more than 20 years.
Robert Alvarez of De Boer said: “Worldwide demand for efficient and cost-effective sources of energy is leading to an inevitable rise in interest in the renewables sector. However, this presents companies with a challenge in finding suitable storage space for materials associated with biomass.”