Engie to build 8.6 MWp PV park in Romania for Saint-Gobain

May 20, 2022 07:00 PM ET
  • The Romanian arm of French multinational utility firm Engie claimed that it has actually authorized a contract with the neighborhood branch of French building materials group Saint-Gobain to construct a 8.6 MWp photovoltaic park at its factory in Calarasi, southerly Romania.

Saint-Gobain Romania will utilize all energy generated in the park developed by Engie for its own requirements, the two business stated in a joint press release.

The ground-mounted photovoltaic panels will provide around 20% of the energy needed for the operation of Saint-Gobain's glass plant in Calarasi, reducing CO2 emissions by more than 2,400 tonnes annually. The quantity of the renewable resource generated is estimated at greater than 14,000 MWh each year.

The partners did not disclose the quantity and also the timeline of the investment.

"The collaboration with Saint-Gobain is an additional step towards combining our experience in providing custom-made green solutions to our consumers," Engie Romania CEO Eric Stab stated.

The project belongs to the two firms' decarbonisation drive. At the worldwide degree, the Saint-Gobain Group is committed to reduce carbon emissions by 33% by 2030 as compared to 2017, while Engie intends to end up being carbon neutral by 2045.

"For Saint-Gobain, sustainability is among our leading priorities and this financial investment is an additional step in accomplishing our environmental objectives in Romania, considerably contributing to the decrease of our carbon footprint, according to our Grow & Impact strategic plan, which underscores our company commitment to shield existing resources and also achieve carbon nonpartisanship by 2050," Saint-Gobain Romania chief executive officer Ovidiu Pascutiu stated.

Saint-Gobain Group operates in 75 countries globally as well as has more than 180,000 employees.

In Romania, Saint-Gobain employs over 1,800 as well as supplies a full variety of solutions as well as systems, with a number of assembly line making gypsum, mineral wool, mortars, building as well as automotive glass, and abrasives in 13 industrial websites.

France's Engie Group is present in Romania in natural gas, electrical energy as well as energy services, and also utilizes 4,050. Engie Romania possesses firms Distrigaz Sud Retele, ENGIE Servicii, Alizeu Eolian, Braila Winds and also Tulcea Gaz, serving a total of 1.922 million customers.

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