Geminor wins contract with Norwegian Avfall Sør

Following a public tender process, Avfall Sør has awarded Geminor a contract for the transport and handling of waste wood for recycling. The wood chips will be exported to the Baltics for material recycling in the panelboard industry.

Avfall Sør AS is a company owned by the municipalities of Kristiansand and Vennesla in Norway – and provides waste services for approx. 51,000 households in the region. The recently signed agreement binds Geminor to handle the delivery of up to 15,000 tonnes of recycled wood chips annually. The agreement has a duration of two years with an option of two more years.

The waste wood at Avfall Sør’s facilities is collected, sorted and shredded into wood chips at Støleheia waste facility. From there, the waste wood chips are transported by truck to the port of Vige for loading onto bulk ships bound for the Baltics, where the wood will be transported to chipboard production facilities.

Kjetil Hausken is Country Manager in Geminor Norway.

– We are very pleased to secure a contract and a new collaboration with Avfall Sør, and look forward to working closely with them in the years to come. The demand for treated waste wood for the production of panelboards is increasing. We have a common ambition to deliver quality at all levels and obtain the most efficient material recycling of waste wood possible, says Country Manager for Geminor in Norway, Kjetil Hausken.

This tender placed particularly high requirements on sustainability, Hausken comments.

– Climate-friendly transport is becoming increasingly important in public tenders. In this contract, we are obliged to transport with a truck capacity of at least 120 cubic meters – in addition to the requirement for Euro 6. This will lead to 20 percent reduced emissions compared with a standard truckload, says Country Manager for Geminor in Norway, Kjetil Hausken.

Learn more about our waste wood services here!