Article taken from: Nueva Pescanova
Continuing the vision of our commitment to the sustainable management of resources, the Nueva Pescanova Group has made advances in its commitment to the energy transition by incorporating two new solar parks in its factories in Valencia.
The plant located in Paterna, which is dedicated to the processing of cod, has 543 panels with a power of 242 kWp, which represents an estimated annual energy production of 362,968 kWh. The Catarroja factory, which specializes in the production of vannamei shrimp and cephalopods, has 444 solar modules with a power of 200 kWp and an annual energy of 300,693 kWh. Between the two plants, they will generate more than 660,000 kWh of energy per year through solar energy, which will mean savings equivalent to the average electricity consumption of nearly 180 homes in Spain. Additionally, these new installations launched in collaboration with EiDF will have a positive impact on air quality and a reduction in the carbon footprint, avoiding CO2 emissions. The carbon footprint reduction is the equivalent of planting more than 16,500 trees.
In 2019, the company began its commitment to solar energy with the installation of solar panels in its factories in Lüderitz and Walvis Bay in Namibia. The commitment continued in 2020 with the industrial centers of Chapela and Porriño, Arteixo, the turbot production plant in Xove, and the Pescanova Biomarine Center. With the addition of the industrial centers of Valencia, there is a total of nine photovoltaic solar parks, which is more than half of the Nueva Pescanova Group factories around the world. The parks contain a total of 42,000 square meters of photovoltaic modules that generate energy for self-consumption of more than 12,400,000 kWh per year, which is the equivalent of the electricity consumption of 3,330 homes in Spain.