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HeidelbergCement go greener in Poland

Witnica Solar Park

Company’s Polish cement subsidiary to purchase green electricity from new Witnica Solar Park

HEIDELBERGCEMENT’s Polish subsidiary Górażdże 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 peak capacity of 64.6MW, the new Witnica Solar Park (pictured) will be the largest solar energy plant in Poland, and the main consumer of its green electricity will be HeidelbergCement.

The solar park will not only reduce the CO2 footprint of the company, but also of Polish power generation as a whole.

HeidelbergCement say the agreement with BayWa r.e. is another step forward on the way to achieving carbon neutrality.

By 2025, the company aims to reduce specific net CO2 emissions to below 525kg per tonne of cementitious material. This figure corresponds to a reduction of 30% compared with 1990 and had previously been targeted for 2030.

The company has also committed itself to offer carbon-neutral concrete by 2050 at the latest.

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