In 2020, Eneco signed an agreement with Borealis to supply renewable energy to the Belgian sites of the international plastics manufacturer. This agreement brings Borealis closer to its strategic goal of deriving half of its total electricity consumption from renewable energy sources by 2030 and reducing its indirect carbon dioxide emissions.
Martijn Van Koten, Executive Vice President Base Chemicals Operations at Borealis: ‘This agreement with Eneco brings Borealis closer to the ambitious energy and climate targets we have set in our strategic sustainability plan. This is the latest example of how we are helping to create a carbon-neutral future while remaining competitive in the global marketplace. This is how we are reinventing ourselves for a more sustainable society.’
from renewable energy
The agreement includes the supply of more than 1,000 gigawatt hours (GWh) of wind energy for the next ten years starting in January 2021. This will be generated from the newly built Mermaid offshore wind farm in the North Sea, with which Eneco has an exclusive supply agreement. With 28 Siemens wind turbines, this wind farm has a capacity of 235 megawatts (MW). In other words, it can supply green electricity to the equivalent of approximately 230,000 households.
of wind energy for Borealis in the coming 10 years
The agreement with Borealis is the third corporate Power Purchase Agreement that Eneco has concluded in Belgium. Jean-Jacques Delmée, CEO Eneco Belgium: ‘At Eneco, we not only ensure that our activities are sustainable, but we also help other companies to become more sustainable. These kinds of agreements will accelerate the energy transition. We are honoured and proud that we can support Borealis as it switches to more sustainable energy in Belgium.’