Energy efficient warehousing
A new warehouse with a range of environmental features has been built at Associated British Ports’ (ABP) Port of Immingham to provide increased storage space for bulk cargoes and help the port meet its efficiency targets.
The £2.3m warehouse has taken just six months to build and offers an additional 3,600 m2 of high-quality bulk storage. It benefits from a number of features which will help ABP meet its environmental and efficiency targets.
John Fitzgerald, ABP Port Director Humber, said: “This initiative neatly combines two of the strategic pillars we’ve established to develop our business further.”
“Providing additional infrastructure in a sustainable way demonstrates ABP’s commitment to supporting the economic development of the region, whilst ensuring that development is managed in a way that minimises any impact on our neighbours.”
The southern roof features a solar array, which will be used to generate around 156,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity per year. This will be used to power the building and any excess electricity will be utilised elsewhere on the port estate. The power generated by the array equates to a CO₂ saving of over 85,000 kg each year.
LED lighting has also been used throughout the building to help to cut down on light pollution and costs. State-of-the-art carbon monoxide and fire monitoring equipment has also been installed, along with ventilation cowls, fast-acting doors and flood-resistant personnel doors.
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