Construction company SSEA, part of Ratos-owned SSEA Group, has revealed its plans to commence a sustainable construction pilot project in collaboration with MKB Fastighets.  

The initiative, known as Rapsen 2, will see the development of 12 new apartments in Malmö, Sweden. 

The project will be supported by Södra skogsägarna, which will leverage its experience in timber construction. 

The development will focus on sustainable building practices and the use of cross-laminated timber frames. 

MKB Fastighets is undertaking this project to expand its sustainable construction expertise and to trial innovative building methods.  

SSEA CEO Christian Wieland said: “We are naturally proud to have been given this opportunity, together with MKB Fastighets and Södra skogsägarna, to enhance our expertise in carbon-neutral construction, a skill that will be important in the transition to a more sustainable future and one that we are keen to develop.” 

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The intent is to limit the project’s carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions to a maximum of 207kg CO₂ per square metre, aiming to surpass the LFM30 target limit for residential buildings and reduce climate impact. 

Preparation for construction has commenced, with the completion of the apartments anticipated by the end of this year.  

The cross-laminated timber in the project will be sourced locally from family-owned forestry businesses in the south of Sweden, ensuring minimal climate impact. 

Ratos Business Area Construction & Services president and SSEA Group board chair Christian Johansson Gebauer said: “The fact that SSEA was entrusted to build Rapsen 2 shows the company’s strong position in sustainable construction, a key competence to be competitive in the future construction market. 

“This project is exciting because it is a pilot project in the field of sustainability with a municipal client.” 

Last October, SSEA received a contract to build a new town hall in Ängelholm, Sweden.  

Completion of the hall is anticipated for 2026-2027.