News from SAN Biotech Park
The construction work on SAN Biotech Park - consisting of two building complexes - is in full swing.
Erich Erber, founder and president of the SAN Group, visited the construction site on the occasion of the start of construction of the main building.
The entire building complex is based on sustainable planning and construction. “The central concept of the building is its resource efficiency, be it particularly sustainable building technology with photovoltaic systems, downhole heat exchanger and waste heat recovery, or collection of rainwater from flat roofs for the operation of the sanitary systems,” explains Johann Trauninger, Head of Real Estate Development of SAN Group and project leader of the SAN Biotech Park. Ecological and long-lasting construction materials, 100% LED lighting, and greening of the roof and facades also have a positive effect on the life-cycle assessment of the building.
The go-ahead for the construction of the industrial building was given in June 2021. Nine months later, the progress is impressive: Interior construction has begun, and the heating, plumbing, air conditioning and ventilation systems are currently being installed.
As we live Passion for Innovation as a company culture, we are proud to be one of the first companies in Austria to produce our own hydrogen. The assembly of the hydrogen production and hydrogen refueling station started at the beginning of April.
It is planned to open and commission the industrial building, which offers high-tech research areas and space for about ten employees, at the end of summer 2022.
The first green hydrogen production site in Lower Austria was openedin September by a high-ranking delegation including Vice-Governor Stephan Pernkopf, Christoph Artner, Mayor of the city of Herzogenburg, Erich Erber, founder and president of SAN Group, and the managing board of the organization. This fully integrated energy concept of the SAN Biotech Park uses waste heat and reconversion of hydrogen guarantees from now on the supply of the entire site. Additionally, a H2 filling station provides part of the organization’s fleet comprising five hydrogen cars and selected external partners.
The entire industrial building was completed and handed over to its users. SAN Agrow colleagues are already working in the state-of-the-art greenhouse and conducting the first trials in there.
The concrete work is expected to be completed by the end of 2022 / beginning of 2023. From the beginning of February to mid March, the facade, a prefabricated wood construction, will be installed.
The completion of the main building, consisting of offices, laboratory facilities, auditorium, atrium, restaurant, and company kindergarten, is scheduled for the end of 2023 and will provide space for up to 180 employees. The sustainable, unique construction method offers employees the best working conditions. The entire supporting structure and the facade are to be built before the end of 2021.
October 2022: Completion of the industrial building
The entire industrial building was completed and handed over to its users.
September 2022: Opening of first green hydrogen production in Lower Austria
The first green hydrogen production site in Lower Austria was opened by a high-ranking delegation including Vice-Governor Stephan Pernkopf, Christoph Artner, Mayor of the city of Herzogenburg, Erich Erber, founder and president of SAN Group, and the managing board of the organization.
April 2022: Assembling of H2 production facilities and H2 refueling station
We are one of the first companies in Austria to produce their own hydrogen.
These days, Fronius Solar Energy has assembled the production facilities and the refueling station. The opening is planned for the end of summer 2022.
Feburary 2022: Construction start main building
Erich Erber visiting the construction site in course of the go-ahead of the main building, later on including offices, laboratory facilities, a restaurant, an auditoium, an atrium, and a company kindergarten
June 2021: Construction start industrial building
Go-ahead for the construction of the industrial building
May 2021: Groundbreaking ceremony
Official start of the the construction of the headquarter and the center for research and development