MariMatic is proud to deliver an Automatic Solid Waste Collection System (AWCS) as part of a bigger Tapiola shopping district renewal project in Finland.
Tapiola, once widely known as the Garden City of Espoo, opened Finland’s first shopping centre in 1968. Since then Tapiola has grown to be the un-official city centre of Espoo but lost its unique touch of nature and green values during the days of rapid growth of the district. Recent decision to extend the metroline from Helsinki to Espoo has boosted the renewal of Tapiola shopping district and the planning has been conducted keeping the original green values and nature in mind.
MariMatic® supplied MetroTaifun®, it’s Automated Solid Waste Collection System for transporting waste in Tapiola. The system was commissioned in April 2016 and it serves the shopping center AINOA in handling solid and food waste.
In Tapiola's AINOA, also the collection of food waste is combined to the solid waste collection system. The solid waste is sorted when entering it to the wall-mounted hatches. Restaurants’ food waste will be entered into a hygienic tank. In both cases, a strong vacuum air flow draws the different waste fractions through a closed pipe network to large waste containers, where the waste is tightly compacted. Waste station is located 25 meters underground in the Tapiola Park 2 maintenance hall. The automated waste collection ensures that the obstructive traditional waste bins shuttling back and forth is avoided in AINOA’s facilities, as well as garbage truck traffic in Tapiola City Centre.
The MetroTaifun Waste Collection System will expand with the regional construction to serve also the other business buildings and the apartments located on their upper floors.
In the future, the obstructive traditional waste bins shuttling back and forth is avoided in the business centre facilities,
as well as waste collection traffic in Tapiola City Centre.
A strong vacuum air flow draws the different waste fractions through a closed pipe network to large waste containers.
Waste fractions energy waste, cardboard and food waste
Chutes systems 4-5 pieces with several inlets
Pipeline lenght 300-400 m
Chutes' length 300-400 m
Build up 2014 - 2020
Phase 1 into use April/2016
Taifun Vacuum Conveying System for food industry
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