Case Study

A logistics centre of 39,000 m² is currently being established in central Sweden. Sustainability is a key requirement for the developers from the start; transport company Frode Laursen. The aim is to reduce the environmental impact of the plant both during the construction phase and during operations. The energy-efficient and recyclable solutions of ROCKWOOL as well as the new, climate-friendly production of stone wool insulation was an ideal choice.

Saving energy, water and other resources

The large, modern facility is a central Nordic hub that serves the food trade throughout the Nordic region. During the construction phase, sustainability is considered in the selection of materials, and 100% renewable energy must be used in operations. The facility includes both warehouse and logistics areas, an administrative building and a wash lane for trucks, in which all the domestic water is recycled.

“Our ambitions are strongly aimed at reducing environmental impact both during construction and operations. Our approach is best described with the motto ‘the greenest energy is the energy not used’. Therefore, during the entire project, we considered which solutions could save energy, water and other resources in the future use of the building,” states Jakob Gundal Nikolajsen, building manager at Frode Laursen.

Jakob Gundal Nikolajsen continues, “We have been working closely with ROCKWOOL for many years. The transition to fossil-free energy sources in the Nordic factories ensures a more sustainable production of stone wool, which is well suited for our purpose, because we constantly pursue sustainability principles in our construction.”

Increasing fire protection

For the project, ROCKWOOL supplied stone wool insulation for the roofs, walls and facades, which increase fire protection and ensure a stable construction.

A total of 16,000 m² of sandwich panels were installed for the exterior walls (200mm stone wool insulated sandwich panel) and partition walls (100mm stone wool insulated sandwich panel) containing ROCKWOOL stone wool insulation core material (fire classification rating Euroclass A2-s1, d0 according to EN 13501-1). In addition, stone wool’s recycling capacity fits perfectly into the sustainable construction agenda.

Eskilstuna, Sweden

Project location

Frode Laursen

The greenest energy is the energy not used.

Jakob Gundal Nikolajsen


Project Data

Construction period 2021 - 2022
Area / square metres (m²) 39,000
Client Frode Laursen
Contractor Logistics service provider
Products Rockzero, Hardrock
Sandwich panel supplier Tenax Panel - ROCKWOOL Core Solutions insulation in sandwich panels (Spanrock™)
Rockpanel facade solution services: RockCycle® – ROCKWOOL recycling scheme for recycling stone wool