HeidelbergCement’s Polish subsidiary Górazdze Cement and the multinational company BayWa r.e. have signed a purchase agreement for electricity from the Witnica Solar Park.
HeidelbergCement’s Polish subsidiary Górazdze Cement and the multinational company BayWa r.e. have signed a purchase agreement for electricity from the Witnica Solar Park. The solar park will be connected to the Polish electricity grid in the first half of 2021 and will supply HeidelbergCement in Poland with green electricity until 2031. With a capacity of 64.6 MWp, the new Witnica Solar Park will be the largest solar energy plant in Poland. The main consumer of the solar park’s green electricity will be HeidelbergCement. The Witnica solar park will not only reduce the CO2 footprint of the company, but also of Polish power generation as a whole.
The agreement with Baywa r.e. is another step for HeidelbergCement on the way to achieving carbon neutrality. By 2025, the company aims to reduce specific net CO2 emissions to below 525 kg per ton of cementitious material. This figure corresponds to a reduction of 30% compared to 1990 and had previously only been targeted for 2030. The company has also committed itself to offer carbon-neutral concrete by 2050 at the latest.
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