Neste to power Finnish production facilities using renewable wind energy
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- Oct 25, 2019 1:26 pm GMT
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Renewable diesel producer Neste has signed a long-term wind power agreement with clean energy company Fortum, to power two of its production sites in Finland with wind energy.
Neste will purchase around 70% of total production at the Kalax wind farm, which is currently under construction in Närpes, Ostrobothnia in Finland, for a contract period of 12 years.
Total capacity of the contract is over 60MW, and the energy produced will equate to approximately 20% of electricity consumption at the company’s sites in Porvoo and Naantali. The wind power is expected to be used in the facilities from early 2021.
“We are in the business of reducing emissions and accelerating circularity in society,” explained Peter Vanacker, president and CEO of Neste. “As part of our strategy, we have set two ambitious climate targets. In addition to offering renewable and circular solutions to our customers, we are also committed to reducing the carbon footprint of our own production. Investments in renewable energy are one part of this. We have been collaborating with Fortum for years and this first wind power agreement will only deepen our partnership.”
The move to wind power will reduce indirect carbon dioxide emissions of electricity purchases at Neste’s production sites by approximately 40,000 tons every year.