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The project is part of the AkzoNobel’s global sustainability plan
Madrid, Spain – Recife, Brazil | 22/11/2021. AkzoNobel Brazil has started building a solar power project in the city of Recife, state of Pernambuco, which is expected to be fully operative in May 2022. The new solar installation, developed and operated by EDP Renewables, will produce 1372 MWh of green power per year.
E&C Consultants have intermediated in the agreement, keeping its commitment to support its clients with their energy transition strategies.
The project is part of the AkzoNobel’s global sustainability plan which aims, among others, to reduce carbon emissions across the entire value chain by 50% by 2030 and to operate on 100% of renewable electricity by then.
“2021 has been a significant year on our sustainability journey. To date, we’ve installed solar panels in our operations across China, Mexico, Spain and Thailand. The Recife project will further increase our footprint. In total, we’re already generating already more than 4,000 MWh in 2021,” says Eline Lenselink, AkzoNobel Global Category Manager.
AkzoNobel, a Dutch company founded more than 200 years ago, is a leader in the paints and coatings industry. The company is present in more than 150 countries and employs more than 32 000 people.
André Capareli, AkzoNobel Regional Category Manager, said: “The Recife solar panel project is yet another example of AkzoNobel’s commitment to achieving its ambition of operating on 100% renewable electricity by 2030. As the first company in our industry to commit to science-based targets, sustainability is integrated into everything we do. And we won't stop here. Recife will be the first, but not the only AkzoNobel site in South America to start generating its own electricity. We aim to roll out sustainable solutions gradually at all our sites over the next few years.”
Vera Ruffato, E&C representative in charge of the PPA project as consultant, said: “This type of project is very motivating, as it is such a personalized work that we not only support our clients, but we also feel that we are forming a true collaborative team around a common goal: a more sustainable planet.”
The solar installation will be developed and operated by EDP Renewables, global leader in the renewable energy sector present in Brazil since 2009.