ASKO fryselager i Trondheim Norge med sandwich-paneler fra BEWI Insulation

For ASKO's new freezer warehouse, BEWI's PIR sandwich panels ensure optimal insulation and food safety

Optimal insulation with BEWI PIR sandwich panels

BEWI's wall panels with high insulating PIR core fulfil strict technical requirements

The Norwegian grocery wholesaler, ASKO, recently established a new freezer warehouse in Trondheim, Norway. PIR sandwich panels from BEWI play a vital role in fulfilling strict requirements regarding insulation and food safety.



Complex standards and high requirements

For the experienced contractor “Næringsbygg”, the ASKO assignment is engaging. The project meets stringent standards for u-values, surfaces, and fire resistance. In addition, the building stands 22 meters tall, encompassing 11 000 square meters of façade and interior walls.

“The ASKO building represents one of the largest projects of its kind we’ve ever undertaken. The challenge lay in sourcing products and solutions fulfilling the requirements for the freezing area, the construction’s technical connections and the installation process itself”, says Finn Arne Kroken at Næringsbygg.

Discovering PIR panels

The decision landed on sandwich wall panels from BEWI, consisting of a high insulating PIR (polyisocyanurate) rigid foam core coated with steel. The panels provide excellent thermal insulation, with values as low as 0.11, and remarkable fire resistance. Complemented by a lightweight steel wall framework, BEWI’s sandwich panels serve to both reinforce and insulate the structure.

“BEWI has provided insulating solutions for commercial as well as domestic buildings for many years. Following our acquisition of the Lithuanian company BalPol a couple of years ago, we broadened our insulation offering to include PIR insulation boards and sandwich panels. The ASKO warehouse is the largest building we have supplied with PIR panels in Norway”, explains Ove Eidsvåg, key account manager at BEWI.

For Næringsbygg, new projects including BEWI’s PIR sandwich panels are already under development.