ARIKON AG creates spaces for ideas with a future!
The production of ecological mobility technology is scheduled to start as early as mid 2021 on the 300-hectare industrial site in Grünheide, Brandenburg.
Currently, preparations for construction are in full swing at "currently the most spectacular building site in Germany" (Süddeutsche Zeitung). In just a few days, 90 hectares of a commercial forest were cleared in the first development stage. Responsible for the execution of this demanding project: ARIKON Infrastruktur und Umwelttechnik GmbH, based in Ludwigsfelde.
36 harvesters and 18 forwarders were in operation in Grünheide to keep to the tight schedule. A challenge even for the infrastructure specialists at ARIKON. The use of the heavy equipment, manpower and logistics had to be precisely coordinated: a very special kind of choreography - perfectly staged by ARIKON.
Aspects such as sustainability and environmental compatibility play a central role in one of the largest economic projects in Brandenburg since the fall of the Berlin Wall, and not only in the subsequent production of state-of-the-art environmental technologies. Aspects such as sustainability and environmental compatibility play a central role in one of the largest economic projects in Brandenburg since the fall of the Berlin Wall, and not only in the subsequent production of state-of-the-art environmental technologies. Even though the pine forest, which was reforested as a plantation forest on a fallow land at the beginning of the 2000s, is considered to have few species, the investor created 400 nesting sites outside the forest to be cleared before the work began and had existing anthills moved by specialists and reptiles resettled. The cleared forest area will be replaced by plantations elsewhere in triple the size.
Infrastructure and recycling management - that fits together
The pines ready for harvest were directly delimbed during the clearing work by ARIKON Infrastruktur und Umwelttechnik GmbH after felling, the shredded tree cuttings are used as valuable biomass for energy generation in a combined heat and power plant. An exemplary circular economy that focuses on the responsible use of natural resources.
The state government of Brandenburg expects up to 8,000 new jobs to be created in this gigantic project, which is sending out signals visible from afar: The investment and realization of large-scale projects in the sign of the necessary energy turnaround and the necessary intervention in the balance of nature can succeed together!