(News Bulletin 247) – Mercedes-Benz announces today that it has chosen the German developer of energy parks UKA for the installation of a new onshore wind farm of more than 120 MW on its test circuit in Papenburg, in the north of Germany.

UKA has been awarded a long-term contract worth hundreds of millions of euros to build around 20 wind turbines by the middle of the decade.

The wind farm will be operational at the site under a power purchase agreement (PPA) sufficient to cover around 20% of the group’s annual electricity needs in Germany.

The installation of photovoltaic systems on the test track is also under study.

The approval procedure for the wind farm should start before the end of this year. Subject to the necessary regulatory approvals, the construction of the wind turbines could start as early as next year, and the wind farm could be operational in 2026.

‘By 2039, we intend to cover the energy needs of our global production network entirely with renewable energies, and therefore without CO₂ emissions. We are systematically preparing our sites for this, ’emphasizes Jörg Burzer, Member of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz.

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