MälarEnergi, Block 6
In Sweden, virtually no waste goes to landfill dumps anymore. Over the past decade, Sweden has become better at recycling, but has also greatly increased the capacity to make energy out of the waste.
Up until 2008, Swedish incinerators were mainly fuelled by domestic waste, but since then, imports have grown steadily. By 2015, Sweden is expected to import 1.5 million tonnes of waste from countries with less efficient energy recycling.
Consilium Incendium AB has supplied the fire protection system for the new combined heat and power plant (CHP) “Unit 6” at MälarEnergi in Västerås, Sweden.
Once at MälarEnergi, a second sorting will take place, separating metal and glass from the rest – before the rest is grinded to “credit card”-size bits.
The energy created at this CHP is enough for hot water and electricity for 140,000 people in and around Västerås.
Norwegian Hangar, Gardemoen
Aircrafts is a resource to an airline as in any other industry. But in this case the value of the resource is more concentrated and needs constant upkeep to sustain their value. When repairs and service are performed on an aircraft they are often stored in aircraft hangars. The reasons for this is are both for security measures and weather protection since they contain sensitive equipment.
Well inside the hangars there is also the risk of fire due to fuel leaks and other hazardous substances. This needs to be countered by an efficient fire suppression system which minimizes the the danger to human life and economic consequences.