In 2018, the Mass Consolidation Centre (MCC) was opened in Frihamnen to streamline bulk materials management with the help of on-site sorting and remediation. The facility is financed with grants from the City of Stockholm’s climate investment funds.
In 2019, the MCC has helped reduce the number of heavy truck journeys made to external handling facilities by 1,400. Of the excavated material journeys that were made to the centre, the reuse of bulk materials and use of efficient trucks with trailers, reduced the number of journeys from the area by 73 per cent.
“The Mass Consolidation Centre contributes to the increased re-use of excavated materials, thereby reducing the number of journeys to and from Stockholm Royal Seaport. The Mass Consolidation Centre is a key aspect of our work on efficient and sustainable transport” says Sofia Billersjö, soil environmental specialist, Stockholm Royal Seaport, City Development Administration
Nearby residents have complained about noise and dust. As a result, noise measurements have been carried out and sound dampening measures at the centre have been improved.
The “quieter crushing” research project, with the aim of reducing noise levels at crushing and material handling sites, has been running for the past two years. By soundproofing and enclosing crushing sites, it is possible to reduce noise levels and dust. The project is funded by a SEK 2.7 million grant from Vinnova.
Treating and reusing rock crushed locally considerably reduces traffic on the city’s road network. To date, approximately 600,000 tonnes of rock and spoil have been recovered in Stockholm Royal Seaport, which means that material recycling has saved around 100,000 roundtrips.