Scanlog delivers 13,000 tonnes of steel frames just-in-time to the Mall of Scandinavia project for Ruukki

June 21st 2014

Two years ago in June, 2012 Finish steel manufacturer Rautaruukki signed a contract to design, manufacture and install the steel structures for Mall of Scandinavia, the largest shopping centre in Scandinavia to be built in Solna just outside Stockholm, Sweden. Shortly thereafter, Scanlog was assigned to manage the transports of the steel frames from Ruukki’s Oborniki factory in Poland.

Deliveries began in October 2012 and the installation work is scheduled for completion in September this year.

Ruukki, who also delivered the steel structures for nearby sports stadium Friends Arena, required from Scanlog the same commitment to adhere to the principle of “a Clean site is a Safe site” that they themselves had to the main building contractor.

“Logistics have been very challenging at the Mall of Scandinavia site,” says Ruukki Logistics Manager Aki Männistö, “for delivering the steel elements, the builders book a time slot for the vehicles to arrive – much like planes landing in an airport. Scandinavian Logistics Partners has been up to the challenge and performed both normal and out-of-gauge transports flawlessly”.

As Seppo Tervonen, Ruukki’s Logistics Director puts it; “This is the largest single frame structure contract in Sweden in Ruukki’s history. It has been absolutely vital to safe guard the highest level of quality in all aspects of our deliveries, also when it comes to transportation – and Scanlog has really shown that they are able to meet the very highest standards as required by Ruukki.”

Watch the construction work here (Swedish only)

Illustration: Benoy/BUA