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 became President and Chief Executive Officer of Skanska Group in December 2017.
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 became President of Volvo Construction Equipment and a member of the Volvo Group Executive Board in January 2018.
Anders Rehnström became Executive Vice President for Skanska Sweden and President of Skanska Industrial Solutions in February 2018.
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 is Skanska’s Project Manager for the Electric Site.
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.
Skanska and Volvo explain the next steps for the Electric Site and what has to be done to go forward.
Gustaf Werner has been Head of Nordics at Skanska Industrial Solutions since October 2017. He is responsible for the Electric Site.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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