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Nueva Pescanova Group moves on in the path to energy transition at its factories and has started with the installation of a photovoltaic power station in Namibia

NovaNam (Namibia)

  • At the hake processing factory in Lüderitz, Namibia, the company has put into operation a solar park that will provide up to 30% savings in energy.
  • By 2020, the Group plans to install solar parks at seven of its factories worldwide.
  • The next solar energy facilities to enter operation are the ones located in Arteixo (A Coruña), Chapela and Porriño (Pontevedra).

Vigo, 16 December 2019.- The Nueva Pescanova Group, in line with its commitment to a responsible resource management and its contribution to the SDGs, is moving towards energy transition by incorporating photovoltaic solar energy into its factories in different countries.

Thus, a 3,132 square meter photovoltaic solar park has been fitted at the Lüderitz processing plant in Namibia (Africa’s largest hake processor owned by its subsidiary NovaNam). The second phase that will start in early 2020 and will extend this facility to reach 13,500 square meters will allow the generation of approximately 317,000 kilowatts per month and will result in up to 30% energy savings.

According to Ignacio González, CEO of Nueva Pescanova Group, “the roll-out of the first photovoltaic solar park in our factories is a milestone for the company: it represents our commitment to reduce environmental impact and seek new sustainable and non-polluting energy sources”.

By 2020, the Nueva Pescanova Group plans to complete the installation of solar parks, to reduce CO2 emissions, at seven of its factories around the world, taking advantage of the large roof surface of these processing plants. The photovoltaic stations in Arteixo (A Coruña), Chapela and Porriño (Pontevedra) will start operating in the first quarter of year 2020.

The company has more than 226 CSR projects focused on achieving the SDGs in the different communities in which it carries out its activities. The World Benchmarking Alliance that measures performance of seafood companies compared to the Sustainable Development Goals set by the UN, has ranked the Nueva Pescanova Group as the first fishing company in the Seafood Stewardship Index, and fifth when considered the seafood sector as a whole.