BUCHAREST (Romania), Could 20 (SeeNews) – The Romanian arm of French multinational utility firm Engie stated that it has signed a contract with the native department of French constructing supplies group Saint-Gobain to construct a 8.6 MWp photovoltaic park at its manufacturing unit in Calarasi, southern Romania.
Saint-Gobain Romania will use all power produced within the park constructed by Engie for its personal wants, the 2 corporations stated in a joint press launch.
The bottom-mounted photovoltaic panels will present round 20% of the power wanted for the operation of Saint-Gobain’s glass plant in Calarasi, lowering CO2 emissions by greater than 2,400 tonnes per yr. The quantity of the renewable power produced is estimated at greater than 14,000 MWh per yr.
The companions didn’t disclose the quantity and the timeline of the funding.
“The partnership with Saint-Gobain is one other step in the direction of consolidating our experience in providing tailored inexperienced options to our clients,” Engie Romania CEO Eric Stab stated.
The mission is a part of the 2 corporations’ decarbonisation drive. On the international stage, the Saint-Gobain Group is dedicated to scale back carbon emissions by 33% by 2030 as in comparison with 2017, whereas Engie plans to turn out to be carbon impartial by 2045.
“For Saint-Gobain, sustainability is certainly one of our prime priorities and this funding is an extra step in reaching our environmental targets in Romania, considerably contributing to the discount of our carbon footprint, in step with our Develop & Influence strategic plan, which underlines our agency dedication to guard present sources and obtain carbon neutrality by 2050,” Saint-Gobain Romania CEO Ovidiu Pascutiu stated.
Saint-Gobain Group operates in 75 international locations worldwide and has over 180,000 workers.
In Romania, Saint-Gobain employs over 1,800 and affords a whole vary of options and methods, with a number of manufacturing strains manufacturing gypsum, mineral wool, mortars, constructing and automotive glass, and abrasives in 13 industrial websites.
France’s Engie Group is current in Romania in pure gasoline, electrical energy and power companies, and employs 4,050. Engie Romania owns corporations Distrigaz Sud Retele, ENGIE Servicii, Alizeu Eolian, Braila Winds and Tulcea Gaz, serving a complete of 1.922 million clients.
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