Through its Belgian energy supply affiliate, Lampiris, Air Liquide has signed a 15-year long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with TotalEnergies.
The deal is for a total capacity of 15 megawatts of offshore wind electricity in Belgium, further revealing more of an interest by Air Liquide in reducing its carbon footprint and partaking in the global energy transition.
Having started on June 1st of this year, renewable energy will be supplied by TotalEnergies from an offshore wind farm located in the Belgian North Sea to Air Liquide, which will use this energy to power part of its industrial and medical gas production assets in Belgium.
Commenting on the deal, Francois Jackow, Executive Vice President and member of the Air Liquide Group’s Executive Committee supervising Europe Industries activities, said, “In line with its ambitious Sustainability Objectives, Air Liquide is regularly increasing the share of renewable energy in the energy mix it uses to power its operation.”
“This enables us to decarbonise our activities and also to provide our customers with solutions contributing to the reduction of CO2 emissions.”
In addition to expanding Air Liquide’s offer of low-carbon solutions at competitive prices, the agreement will ensure that up to 270,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions will be saved over the duration of the contract, equivalent to the electricity related emissions of about 14,000 Belgian households.
Jackow also said that, with this new long-term contract, the Group actively supports the ongoing and unprecedented transformation of the energy sector in Europe, to foster a low-carbon economy.