NEW MANUFACTURING PHOTOVOLTAIC FACILITY
On June 2, 2022, we officially opened the photovoltaic park for the production of electricity at our Avelar plant in Portugal. This was designed with the sustainable objective of reducing electricity consumption and reducing the carbon footprint in the production of LECA lightweight expanded clay aggregate.
The official inauguration was attended by Torben Dyrberg (CEO of LECA International), José Martos (CEO of Saint-Gobain Portugal), António Domingues (Mayor of Ansião), Fernando Inácio Medeiros (Mayor of Avelar), representatives from Reenergy and Bluemint (Partners in Development and Finance) and the local Leca team who were involved in the project.
In total, 2222 photovoltaic modules were installed spanning around 1 hectare of the factory grounds.