Saint-Gobain Romania has announced a partnership with ENGIE Romania to build what it says will be the largest on-site photovoltaic park in Romania. The result of this partnership will be what the companies say will be a system of photovoltaic panels for the production of renewable energy on the industrial site in Calarasi.
“For Saint-Gobain, sustainability is one of our top priorities and this investment is a further step in achieving our environmental objectives in Romania, substantially contributing to the reduction of our carbon footprint, in line with our Grow & Impact strategic plan, which underlines our firm commitment to protect existing resources and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. We hope that this initiative will be an example to follow for the entire industry that is already making efforts towards environmentally friendly practices and we are confident that we will further strengthen our purpose of making the world a more sustainable place to live in by taking concrete actions,” said Ovidiu Păscuțiu, CEO of SaintGobain Romania.
A press release about the partnership indicates that 100% of the energy production will be used for self-consumption. The photovoltaic system, which reportedly has an installed capacity of 8.6 MWp, will be located on Saint-Gobain Romania’s premises. ENGIE Romania will contribute to Saint-Gobain Romania’s decarburization efforts by developing an on-site renewable energy park and supplying green energy.
The ground-mounted photovoltaic panels will provide around 20% of the energy needed for the glass plant in Călărași, avoiding more than 2,400 tons of CO2 per year, according to Saint Gobain. The company estimates the amount of the renewable energy produced to be at more than 14,000 MWh/year.
“The partnership with Saint-Gobain is another step towards consolidating our expertise in offering tailor-made green solutions to our customers. We are very happy to have been chosen by SaintGobain, an iconic industrial player resolutely committed to the reduction of CO2 emissions, to be part of their green journey,” declared Eric Stab, CEO of ENGIE Romania.