When you want to build one of Europe’s largest cold spaces, how do you ensure that energy efficiency is at the heart of the project?
That was the challenge facing AGRO Merchants Group when they set about expanding their chilled storage area in Rotterdam port by adding 18,000 pallets of chilled space to the market.
Located at the heart of Europe, Rotterdam port is in the top three busiest in the world. As you can imagine keeping perishable food cold is a big undertaking that costs millions each year in energy bills.
The scale of Rotterdam is enormous. In 2013 alone, the port received 3.3 million tons of meat and fish from countries such as Brazil, Ireland, France, and Iceland.
AGRO Merchants Group has a stated commitment to be more environmentally friendly by reducing CO2 emissions and becoming energy efficient. They wanted to deliver on this commitment in their new Rotterdam project.