Continental installs new photovoltaic system at Timisoara production facility
In accordance with Continental’s sustainability ambition, the group sector ContiTech has recently installed a new PV system in Timisoara. Other locations are expected to follow in the coming months.
“Each of our production facilities faces their own specific challenges in reaching green operations by 2040 at the latest,” said Claus-Peter Spille, Senior Vice President Operations at ContiTech. “With the pilot projects, we provide our locations a comprehensive guidance on how to implement systematic operational environmental management at their site.”
The recently installed PV system in Timisoara is expected to produce approximately 930 MWh annually of emission-free electricity.
Additional to Timisoara, where the company is producing hoses and belts, the locations in Subotica (Serbia), Szeged (Hungary), Wagrowiec (Poland), Weissbach (Germany), Changzhou (China), Kalyani (India) and Chihuahua (Mexico) have already approved their own PV projects and will install their respective systems in the coming months.
ContiTech expects with these installations a yearly electricity generation of 5900 MWh, which represents the electricity consumption of 2950 households in Germany.