TotalEnergies ENEOS and Imerys Join Forces for Solar Rooftop Project
Imerys has signed a long-term contract with TotalEnergies ENEOS to get a 1.8 megawatt-peak (MWp) solar photovoltaic (PV) system for its facility in Malaysia. Imerys is the world's largest provider of mineral-based speciality solutions for industry. This system will power about 10% of the facility with renewable energy.
With about 3,200 modules in place, the PV system will produce about 2,450 megawatt-hours (MWh) of renewable electricity each year. This will save Imerys a lot of money and cut the company's CO2 emissions by about 1,600 tonnes, which is the same as planting about 2,400 trees.
Under the agreement, TotalEnergies ENEOS will pay for, install, and run the solar system. Imerys will only pay for the electricity it produces over the next 25 years, so it won't have to pay anything upfront.
Bruno Vandermarcq, Industrial VP of Imerys Performance Minerals Asia Pacific, said:
"We are thrilled to have completed our first solar project in the Asia Pacific with TotalEnergies ENEOS." The achievement of our Ipoh factory solar project will be the starting point for us to enhance Imerys' sustainable development goal. We'll accelerate the energy transition of our speciality minerals factories in the Asia Pacific region and provide our customers with a lower carbon footprint and more competitive products to achieve a win-win solution."
Eugene Wong, Purchasing Director of Imerys Performance Minerals Asia Pacific, said:
"Sustainable purchasing will contribute to Imerys' sustainability strategy. There is a specific need for Imerys to use an alternative energy source to generate electricity, and the cleanest energy that we can harness is solar energy. Sourcing sustainable and renewable resources is embedded in our work to help Imerys reduce product carbon footprints, minimise business risks, and create a competitive advantage.
"We will continue to integrate sustainable purchasing programmes and take a holistic approach in dealing with suppliers to reduce the environmental impact of the purchased products and services and support Imerys in achieving environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals."
Gavin Adda, Director of TotalEnergies ENEOS Renewables Distributed Generation Asia, said:
"We are thrilled that Imerys has chosen us as its solar energy partner of choice and that we can help it reach its sustainability goals. From a technical, financial, and business point of view, TotalEnergies ENEOS gives its customers peace of mind. We are dedicated to being a long-term energy partner for Imerys and welcome the opportunity to collaborate further in the future."