Construction of Ganz's Solar Park in Tápiószele Starts
The construction of a 2 MW solar park of Ganz Transformers and Electric Rotating machines in Tápiószele has officially started, according to a press release sent to the Budapest Business Journal.
Thanks to the development carried out within the framework of the Energy Optimization Program, from 2024 a significant portion of the electricity needs of the company's factory unit in Tapiószele will be met by electricity generated from renewable resources.
Construction work of the solar power plant was officially launched on October 18.
The company, a key player in the European market for transformers, motors, and generators, has set the goal of making the operation of its central factory sustainable and significantly improving its energy efficiency over the next year. In accordance with the EU's objectives for reducing carbon emissions and promoting sustainable development. Ganz plans to reduce its carbon emissions by almost 40% by the end of 2024.
As part of the improvement program, Ganz intends to increase the energy efficiency and the rate of utilization of renewable energy in its manufacturing processes, as well as improve the efficiency of its transformer and rotating equipment factory buildings. In addition to installing new, state-of-the-art mechanical engineering solutions, the company intends to further reduce the amount of gas it uses with thermal insulation.
“Ganz has undergone great development in recent years: it has stabilized its operations and international position, as well as taken significant steps in digitalization. Now we can further advance our company and focus on making production processes as sustainable as possible as prominent players in the energy market. The solar park planned next to our Tápiószele plant is the first and perhaps the most important step in our company's comprehensive sustainability efforts, with which we reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. Through the implementation of our Energy Use Optimization Program, we can make the operation of our production unit more efficient so that we can simultaneously serve the needs of our partners with better sustainability indicators and more competitively,” said Gergely Gál, managing director of Ganz Transformers and Electric Rotating Machines.
Ganz received nearly HUF 1.9 billion in non-repayable grants to support its sustainability goals under the Factory Rescue Programme, which provides support for large companies for investments in energy efficiency and energy production. The grant agreement signed with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs also supports the company's international competitiveness.
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