The new solar energy plant supplies renewable energy on-site, which AGP-Europe expects will reduce the facility’s carbon footprint by around 725 tonnes of CO2 per year.
To deliver the new plant, Ardagh partnered with solar energy specialist Zoncoalitie and energy supplier Eneco. This is the second AGP-Europe on-site solar project, and the third in the Netherlands for Ardagh.
The project follows last year’s launch of the company’s first solar power plant in the Netherlands, which has been supplying AGP-Europe’s Dongen facility since September.
Annelene Ikemann, sustainability director, AGP-Europe, commented: “The Moerdijk solar installation is expected to generate over 2,500 MWh of electricity per annum, which is another step closer to achieving our target of using 100% renewable electricity across our AGP-Europe facilities by 2030, using a mix of on-site and off-site installations”.
The project contributes to Ardagh Group’s strategy to use 100% renewable electricity by 2030.
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