Redland’s carbon reduction plan takes a big step forward
Monier Redland’s commitment to reducing the carbon footprint of its manufacturing processes is being demonstrated by the installation of a wind turbine with the capacity to fully power the whole of the company’s Rassau plant in South Wales.
The £1.5million installation is a joint project between Monier Redland Ltd and a new company, Alto Prodotto Wind. It is the first of five wind turbines to be funded and installed across the UK by the new company. The project is now complete and fully commissioned.
At its most efficient, the new PowerWind 500 KW wind turbine will be powerful enough to supply sufficient electricity to fully power the plant. Following Met Office forecasts for wind speeds across the year it is predicted that the wind turbine will provide the plant with one third of its entire annual electricity usage, offsetting up to 740 tonnes of CO2 per year.
When the plant is not in use, power generated will be directed back to the national grid, providing additional energy to be distributed across the area.
Nick Payne, Monier Redland Ltd Rassau Plant Manager, said: “We are proud to be working on the first wind turbine project with Alto Prodotto Wind. The installation of the turbine is the culmination of five years’ planning and we see it as a significant step forward in our objective to reduce the carbon emissions associated with our manufacturing activity.”
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This article was published on 2 Apr 2012 (last updated on 2 Apr 2012).