Vienna Airport operator Flughafen Wien has expanded its cargo infrastructure with investment of EUR17.9 million (USD21.2 million), including a new logistics centre for temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals.
About 13,000 m² has been added to the Air Cargo Center, and one of the largest photovoltaic (PV) arrays in Austria, covering approximately 8,000 m², has been installed on the roof. The direct current produced by the PV facility is converted into alternating current by inverters, to supply the energy needs of the Air Cargo Center. Any surplus electricity is fed into the nearest transformer station, and then into the airport network.
The 1,600 m 2 pharmaceutical handling centre was set up in the recently enlarged Air Cargo Center.