(News Bulletin 247) – Air Liquide announced on Tuesday that it had signed a first long-term contract with the South African petrochemical company Sasol to supply a site with renewable energy.
The two groups say they have signed two long-term contracts (PPA) with Enel Green Power for the supply of renewable energy to the Sasol site in Secunda, South Africa, where Air Liquide operates the largest oxygen production site in world.
For the record, the industrial gases manufacturer had bought the oxygen production units at the Secunda site from Sasol, which it has been operating since 2021 under a long-term supply contract.
These PPAs – with a total capacity of 220 MW – are the first signed in the context of a call for tenders launched jointly by the two groups before the objective of securing a total capacity of 900 MW of renewable energy.
Of this figure, 500 MW is intended for Sasol and 400 MW for Air Liquide.
This project should contribute to the decarbonization of the Secunda site, which has set itself the objective of reducing its CO2 emissions associated with oxygen production by 30% to 40% by 2031.
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