IT Efficiency — May 12, 2024 at 10:20 pm

Saint-Gobain Romania and OMV PETROM sign an agreement for the purchase of green power


Saint-Gobain Romania and OMV Petrom sign an agreement for the purchase of electricity from renewable sources for all Saint-Gobain facilities at local level.

Based on this agreement, OMV Petrom will supply approximately 800 GWh of green energy to 14 Saint-Gobain locations in Romania over the next five years, thus contributing to the Group’s sustainability objectives and Saint-Gobain’s decarbonisation efforts. Deliveries will begin in January 2026 with the power obtained from wind and photovoltaic sources.

With this investment, Saint-Gobain Romania will cover 100% of the energy needs at all its work points: Saint-Gobain Glass (Călărași), Saint-Gobain Isover (Ploiești), Saint-Gobain Rigips (Turda and Cheia), Saint-Gobain Weber (Turda, Brănești, Suceava), Duraziv (Popești Leordeni), Saint-Gobain Prime Glass Working (Vălenii de Munte) and Chryso Romania (Ariceștii Rahtivani).

„Through our Strategy 2030, we are committed to supporting the energy transition in Romania and in the region, with investments of around 11 billion euros until the end of this decade, of which about a third will support low and zero-carbon projects. We have taken important steps in developing a portfolio of power projects from renewable sources, which will gradually enter production in the coming years. We are very pleased to announce this agreement with Saint-Gobain – it is more than a contract for the sale of energy, namely it is a partnership for a low-carbon future for the Romanian industry.” (Franck Neel, Member of the OMV Petrom Executive Board responsible for Gas & Power)

Foto CP Saint-Gobain Romania_OMV Petrom„The agreement marks another milestone in Saint-Gobain’s journey to reduce its emissions in scope 1 and 2 by 33% by 2030 – as compared to 2017 and to reach “net zero emissions” by 2050. We are honoured to have trustworthy partners like OMV Petrom by our side to continue our journey towards a greener future. At Saint-Gobain, we are prioritizing environmentally friendly energy sources, in parallel with the permanent streamlining of production processes to reduce carbon emissions and energy consumption to make the world a more sustainable place to live in line with our purpose – Making the World A Better Home.” (Ovidiu Păscuţiu, CEO Saint-Gobain Romania)