Renova – Gothenburg

Higher gate fees, lower emissions and a cleaner delivery solution

After hearing about our success with KEA AS in Oslo, this CHP plant came to us for help. They hadn’t previously imported from the UK, so they needed our experience to help them develop a solution.

In the first year, we sent RDF bales on regular shipping routes as often as four times a week and opened the bales at the port of destination before tipping the contents into the bunker.

During subsequent years, we developed a cheaper solution of using standard sea containers to offer a higher gate fee to the plant. Although we investigated bale opening technology, our final solution of emptying the container and splitting bales manually was preferred and implemented.

One of the great advantages of using sea containers is that the handling of RDF is significantly reduced, and after loading at the UK producer the bales stay contained and intact until the container is opened at its destination plant.

Volumes have been increased by 400% over three years with an increased gate fee increase of almost 70%. The solution results in 85% of vehicles removed from the road by using rail to transport the RDF to the port of exit – saving 83% of CO2 used in road transport.

Andusia were among the first that started RDF export from UK to Scandinavia and today they’re a major player in the trade. Andusia are very focused and dedicated and have good knowledge in sourcing high quality material. They offer a turn-key solution, from sourcing through all the steps until delivery at the client’s bunker.

Renova – Sweden