News Article BTO development industrial Opole Panattoni Europe Poland
by Ákos Budai | Industrial

Panattoni Europe has embarked on the construction of a factory commissioned by Skamol A/S – a Danish manufacturer of insulation solutions for industry and construction. The BTS facility featuring approx. 6,000 square metres will be delivered in the BTO formula in Opole, at the special economic zone WSSE Invest Park. The contract was mediated by Colliers International, and the completion of works to be implemented by Panattoni Europe is anticipated in April 2017.

The developer is to deliver a silicate board factory for the Polish branch of Skamol – a Danish manufacturer of high-temperature insulation materials. The investment featuring close to 6,000 sqm is being built on a 3-hectare site, situated at the Wałbrzych Special Economic Zone, in Opole. The manufacturing hall with approx. 4,000 sqm will be tailored to the specific needs of the industry and the production line – with such adaptations as special foundations under heavy equipment. Additionally, the facility will operate an energy recovery system, to recover thermal energy which is then used to heat the interiors. Office and staff facilities will take up 350 sqm and, like the rest of the facility, will be lit by LED lighting. The completion of works to be delivered by Panattoni Europe is planned for the coming April, and the investor is planning to launch production in November 2017.

The present investment will be Skamol’s fifth production plant – the investor already has three factories in Denmark and one in Russia. The choice of Opole was dictated by the ample supply of raw materials in the region, the dynamically growing market, as well as the academic potential and easy access to university graduates, particularly from the Opole University of Technology.