DSV opens 95,000 m2 DGNB-certified warehousing facility near Copenhagen

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Danish logistics company DSV has opened a new 95,000 m2 warehouse and office building near Copenhagen. The company says the new warehouse will be part of one of the largest logistics centres in the Nordic Region, spanning an area of 231,500 m2 by the end of 2022.

DSV opens 95,000 m2 DGNB-certified warehousing facility near Copenhagen
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The 95,000 m2 warehouse will be the largest on DSV’s plots in Hedehusene, where the company’s global headquarters are also located. In addition, a fourth warehouse of around 38,000 m2 is expected to operational by the end of the year. Once completed, the 231,500 m2 site will be one of the Nordic Region’s largest single-user logistics facilities.

“In our opinion, the overall project is one of the most ambitious warehousing and logistics projects we’ve seen on Danish soil in recent years. Especially the most recent building is huge. The warehouse is divided into multiple sections, enabling us to support many different types of customers with their warehousing needs and distribution,” said Marcel Blomjous, Managing Director of DSV Solutions Denmark, when commenting on the announcement.

According to DSV, the larger of the two warehouses includes DSV’s largest AutoStore installation – an automated storage and picking solution that uses robotics to effectively collect goods in a three-dimensional grid structure, then deliver them to the manually operated packing station.

In other parts of the building, GMP and GDP-certified cooling and freezing facilities have also been constructed. DSV says this makes it possible for healthcare companies with very stringent storage requirements to handle their products in accordance with the existing rules and at several temperature zones – even as low as -80 degrees Celsius.

“In the planning of the building, it has been important for us to create versatile facilities that can meet many different customer needs. In specific terms, this means that, regardless of whether the customer is a healthcare company that needs to store its products at extremely low temperatures or a fast-growing e-commerce business with a need for automated solutions, we can meet those needs,” said Marcel Blomjous, Managing Director of DSV Solutions Denmark.

The building has also received DGNB Silver pre-certification for its sustainability. The complex sports solar cells on parts of the roof as well as an innovative battery solution.

It is claimed that the solar cell and battery solution can reduce carbon emissions by up to 42% relative to a scenario without solar cells and battery. The battery stores solar energy during the day that can be used during the evening and night, while surplus energy can even be supplied to the national grid. If the solution yields the desired results, DSV says it will be rolled out in more of its warehouses in the future.

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