Nueva Pescanova begins energy transition of its factories in Namibia
Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 04:30 (GMT + 9)
The Nueva Pescanova Group, in line with its commitment to responsible management of resources and its contribution to the SDGs, is moving towards the energy transition of resources by incorporating photovoltaic solar energy in its factories in different countries of the world.
NovaNam plant in Lüderitz (Photo: Nueva Pescanova)
Thus, at the Lüderitz plant in Namibia (the largest hake processor in Africa, belonging to its NovaNam subsidiary), a 3,132-square-meter photovoltaic solar park has been installed. This facility will be expanded in early 2020 to 13,500 square meters, which will allow the generation of approximately 317,000 kilowatts per month and will result in energy savings of up to 30%.
“The commissioning of the first installation of a photovoltaic solar park in our factories is a milestone for the company: it represents our commitment to reduce environmental impacts and seek new sources of sustainable and non-polluting energy,” says Ignacio González, CEO of the Nueva Pescanova Group.
In 2020, the Nueva Pescanova Group plans to complete the installation of solar parks in seven of its factories around the world, with the aim of being able to take advantage of large roof areas to reduce CO2 emissions. The photovoltaic plants of Arteixo (A Coruña), Chapela and Porriño (Pontevedra) will start operating in the first quarter of the year.
The company has more than 226 CSR projects focused on achieving the SDGs in the different communities in which it operates. It has been recognized as the fishing company in the world with the greatest contribution to the SDGs, and the fifth in the general calculation of companies in the seafood sector, according to the Seafood Stewardship Index (SSI) prepared by the World Benchmarking Alliance.