DSV has unveiled a new initiative that will play a significant role in helping reduce the company’s carbon footprint and support its long-term sustainability targets.
The company has laid out infrastructure plans as part of DSV Energy, which will specialise in energy production, consumption and trading. It said it wants to transition into becoming an “active energy producer.”
DSV is constructing two new warehouses totalling 175,000 square metres in Landskrona, Sweden, that will be powered entirely by onsite renewable energy. The Landskrona facilities, with more than 100,000 sqm of solar rooftop panels, are the first of their kind to be equipped by DSV Energy.
The capacity of the rooftop solar park will be 14 MwP, which corresponds to the energy needed to power roughly 1,400 households for a year. DSV’s energy requirements will only require around 25 percent of the significant energy output. The remaining electricity produced from the solar panels will be stored in batteries and used for charging electric vehicles and trailer trucks. Any excess capacity of energy will be transferred to the local electricity grid, the company noted.
With these new facilities in Sweden, DSV is developing state-of-the-art infrastructure that will support its operations and partners to transition from fossil to renewable energy supply. Once finished, the 175,000-sqm facilities in Landskrona will include temperature-controlled storage areas as well as a range of automated solutions.
Located next to existing facilities, the total warehousing area of over 225,000 sqm will make Landskrona one of the largest logistics centres in the Nordics. The new warehouses will be certified according to BREEAM Excellent standards, and construction is expected to be finished and ready for use in Q2 2024.