Norway: Vegetables Grown At Stavanger Airport Arrival Hall
On Friday, April 26, the official opening of the new arrival hall of the Stavanger Airport took place. The hall is unique in comparison to other halls. The passengers might be most surprised to see a greenhouse, where organic vegetables are grown.
It’s part of the plan of the airport to gradually introduce more sustainable and ecological solutions. They have also announced that they will become completely energy self-sufficient by 2025.
The development of the new arrivals hall, almost 3000 square meters in size, will certainly surprise those visiting the airport - from the opening onwards, a greenhouse full of tomatoes, which are supposed to go to a restaurant on the same floor, awaits the passengers. In this way, Avinor, which serves most airports in Norway, wants to combine transport activities with caring for the environment.
"For many years, we have been making our own honey, and we have just planted the first apple and elderberry trees, so we’ll be making elderberry syrup. In addition, we will be testing how to grow food in densely populated areas, starting by growing tomatoes at the terminal", says Ingvald Erga from the airport in Stavanger.
Special sections of the airport have also been dedicated to testing and research in the field of agriculture and energy.
Representatives of the airport have also announced that these are not all the changes that await them. In the coming years, they are planning the construction of almost 20,000 square meters of solar panels around the building, as well as considering the use of wind energy - that way, the airport wants to ensure it's energy self-sufficiency by 2025.
Publication date: 5/29/2019