Holcim Romania develops PV project at its cement plant in Bihor County
Holcim Romania is developing a photovoltaic park with an installed capacity of 1 MWp at its cement plant in Alesd, Bihor County. The project is co-financed within the “Energy programme in Romania”, having Innovation Norway as program operator.
The main results targeted by the project include reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 383 tons of CO2/year; energy produced from renewable sources, amounting to 1,254 MWh per year on an average.
“Innovation is key to achieving our Net Zero carbon targets. Since the beginning of Holcim’s activity in Romania, 25 years ago, technology and sustainability of the production processes have been at the core of our development. We are in a stage where we need sustainable and durable building solutions that meet the regulatory requirements and social expectations, while protecting the environment. One of the solutions is to reduce energy and raw material consumption and use renewable energy resources and alternative raw materials and fuels, in line with the principles of the circular economy. Within this context, we will continue to improve, replicate best practices, innovate and transform ourselves as new technologies emerge and become accessible,” declared Bogdan Dobre, CEO Holcim Romania & Market Head Moldova.
The grant amounts to 357,400 Euro and the project is implemented in partnership with the International Development Norway AS (IDN) Norway – a Norwegian organization with more than 20 years of experience in international projects for the development of best practices in environment-friendly solutions.