Vienna Airport is to spend €16 million ($16.7 million) expanding its Air Cargo Center by one third, and will have one of Austria’s largest photovoltaic facilities on its roof to provide electricity.
Space at the Air Cargo Center will increase by a third adding 15,000 m2 and should be operational by the end of 2017.
Vienna Airport’s operating company, Flughafen Wien says the roof of the Air Cargo Center offers the possibility for one of the largest rooftop photovoltaic electricity generating facilities, doubling the existing 5,000 m2 already installed.
Flughafen Wien member of the management board, Gunther Ofner says: “The expansion of our Air Cargo Center should further improve our currently good market position as a transshipment point for air cargo.”
He adds that the airport handles about 800 tonnes of freight a day, and 280,000 tonnes annually. Ofner says half of the export production value of Lower Austrian industry, about €8 billion is transported by Vienna Airport.
He says: “These investments are designed to generate further growth potential at the airport site and for the Austrian economy, but above all to create new jobs in the logistics sector.”