As the momentum towards electrification in transport gains pace, a new centre for electromobility is being established to help the Swedish automotive industry maintain its position at the cutting edge of innovation as well as supporting the development of sustainable electric transport solutions.
The Swedish Electric Transport Laboratory, or SEEL, is a test centre for research and development which enables researchers and companies to test everything from individual components to batteries and complete electric vehicles. Initiated by the Research Institute of Sweden (RISE) and Chalmers University of Technology, along with industry partners including Volvo and Scania, the laboratory will serve as a hub for universities, institutes and the industry to promote cooperation and innovation. It will also train students and researchers within the electromobility field to meet the staffing needs of the industry and the academic world. SEEL will have testing facilities in two locations, one in Gothenburg and the other on the east coast of Sweden.
WSP’s multi-disciplinary strengths
WSP’s selection as lead consultant was based on our long-standing relationships within the Swedish automotive industry and on our expertise in all the disciplines required to design and project manage such an extensive industrial project incorporating, for example, automation, mechanical and electric design, HVAC, fire & risk and environmental, in addition to our track-record in testing technologies. We incorporated these combined capabilities into the project planning and design of both the building and the very specific and high-tech operations it will house. Moreover, having everything under one roof facilitated the management processes for the project.