Gothenburg | Nov 21, 2018

Electric Site – World’s first ‘emission-free’ quarry

Volvo CE and its customer Skanska are turning the quarrying industry upside down in a groundbreaking study to create the world’s first ‘emission-free’ quarry. The research project, dubbed Electric Site, aims to electrify each transport stage in a quarry to reduce carbon emissions and cost. The project has been tested for over ten weeks at Skanska’s Vikan Kross quarry, near Gothenburg, Sweden. The Electric Site Project Event evaluated the results and shared knowledge from experts in the industry.  


Presidents, CEO’s and EVP’s of Skanska and Volvo introduce the Electric Site project and its’ aims.

Anders Danielsson

President & CEO, Skanska Group

Anders Danielsson became President and Chief Executive Officer of Skanska Group in December 2017.

Martin Lundstedt

President and CEO, Volvo Group

Martin Lundstedt became President and Chief Executive Officer of the Volvo Group and a Member of the Volvo Group Executive Board in October 2015.

Melker Jernberg

President, Volvo CE

Melker Jernberg became President of Volvo Construction Equipment and a member of the Volvo Group Executive Board in January 2018.

Anders Rehnström

EVP, Skanska Sweden and President, Skanska Industrial Solutions

Anders Rehnström became Executive Vice President for Skanska Sweden and President of Skanska Industrial Solutions in February 2018.

Initial results and learnings of the concept tests

The Project Managers for the Electric Site from Volvo and Skanska explain the working processes of the Electric Site and evaluate the results from the tests at Vikan Kross quarry.

Andreas Sunesson

Project Leader, Skanska

Andreas Sunesson is Skanska’s Project Manager for the Electric Site.

Uwe Müller

Project Leader, Volvo CE

Uwe Müller is Volvo Construction Equipment’s Project Manager for the Electric Site. He has the overall responsibility for the project and supports the team to make sure they have everything they need to make it a success.

What are the next steps of Electric Site concepts?

Skanska and Volvo explain the next steps for the Electric Site and what has to be done to go forward.

Gustaf Werner

Head of Nordics, Skanska Industrial Solutions

Gustaf Werner has been Head of Nordics at Skanska Industrial Solutions since October 2017. He is responsible for the Electric Site.

Per-Erik Lindström

VP Global Key Accounts, Volvo CE

Skanska is a Volvo CE Key Account Customer and Per-Erik Lindström is responsible for supporting them. He is the chairman for the Electric Site Steering Committee.

Electric Site in the broader perspective

Dr. Paul Toyne, moderator and expert on environment issues and sustainable development, talks about the impacts of global warming if actions not are taken.

Dr. Paul Toyne

expert on environment issues and sustainable development

Dr. Paul Toyne is an independent adviser supporting all aspects of the design and construction value chain to improve environmental and sustainability performance and deliver commercial benefits. He is a member of the UK Green Construction Board and has worked for both Balfour Beatty and WSP Group.

Roadmap for Carbon Neutrality 2045 – Can the construction industry change in time?

Agneta Wannerström, Senior Manager for Carbon Neutrality at Skanska Sweden, highlights the importance of Sweden’s Roadmap for Carbon Neutrality 2045 and explains what will need to be done if Sweden is to fulfil the ambition to be carbon neutral by 2045.

Agneta Wannerström

Senior Manager for Carbon Neutrality, Skanska Sweden

Agneta Wannerström is a Senior Managare for Carbon Neutrality at Skanska Sweden and also a Project Leader for the “Roadmap for a Carbon Neutral Building- and Infrastructure Sector” in Sweden.

Sustainability requirements in procurement – what can be learned from international projects?

Ida Karlsson, researcher at Mistra Carbon Exit team, presents two research projects, one on procurement requirements and one on where the carbon in infrastructure projects is. 

Ida Karlsson

PhD Candidate, Chalmers University of Technology

Ida Karlsson is part of the Mistra (Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research) Carbon Exit team at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. She has explored the sustainability field within the Australian finance sector, Maersk Group and the UN Office for Project Services.

Innovation and electrification to reduce carbon footprint – what’s needed for the extra push?

Panel discussion between the Swedish Energy Agency, the Swedish Transport Administration, the City of Oslo and Volvo Construction Equipment on innovation and electrification to reduce carbon footprint.

Robert Andrén

Director General, Swedish Energy Agency

Robert Andrén has been working within the Government Offices of Sweden for over 15 years. He has also been the Swedish representative to the Governing Board of IEA since 2016.

Sven Hunhammar

Director of Sustainability, Environment, Swedish transport Administration

Prior to his work for the Swedish Transport Administration Sven Hunhammar worked both at the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation and the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency. He has a PhD in natural resources management.

André Aasrud

Senior Advisor with the Climate Agency, City of Oslo

Prior to his work at the city of Oslo André Aasrud held the Unit for Emissions Trading at the Norwegian Environment Agency. He has previously worked on climate issues at the International Energy Agency and the World Bank.

Scott Young

Director Electromobility, Volvo CE

Scott Young is the Director Electromobility at Volvo Construction Equipment. He is responsible for the company’s electromobility market strategy as well as the portfolio of electromobility products and solutions.


Anders Rehnström, EVP, Skanska Sweden and President, Skanska Industrial Soultions and Melker Jernberg, President, Volvo CE summarize the Electric Site Project Event.

For more information about the Electric Site Project, please click here.