In line with its commitments to a responsible resource management and its contribution to the SDGs, Nueva Pescanova is moving towards energy transition by incorporating photovoltaic solar energy into its factories in different countries.
A 3132 square metre photovoltaic solar array has been fitted at the Lüderitz processing plant in Namibia. The second phase that will start in early 2020 and will extend this facility to reach 13,500 square metres to facilitate the generation of approximately 317,000kW per month and will result in up to 30% energy savings.
‘The roll-out of the first photovoltaic solar park in our factories is a milestone for the company. It represents our commitment to reduce environmental impact and seek new sustainable and non-polluting energy sources,’ said Nueva Pescanova Group CEO Ignacio González.
By 2020, the Nueva Pescanova Group plans to complete the installation of solar parks, reducing CO2 emissions, at seven of its factories around the world, taking advantage of the large roof surface of these processing plants. The photovoltaic stations in Arteixo (A Coruña), Chapela and Porriño (Pontevedra) will start operating in the first quarter of year 2020.
The company has more than 226 CSR projects focused on achieving the SDGs in the different communities in which it carries out its activities.