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Reported by Ørsted on 17 January 2019

Wavin making waves with offshore wind farm energy supply

Manufacturer cuts CO2 emissions by 13.7 tonnes a year, with renewable energy from Ørsted.

(Courtesy of Ørsted A/S)

Leading manufacturer of plastic and clay pipes, Wavin UK, has bolstered its commitment to achieving more sustainable operations by awarding its energy contract to Ørsted, the global leader in offshore wind.

The manufacturer, which produces essential plumbing and drainage systems across four UK sites, has appointed renewable energy specialists Ørsted, to supply natural gas and 100% renewable electricity energy from April 2019.

The renewable electricity will come from Ørsted’s 11 operational UK wind farms and is certified by REGOs (Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin) – official validation that each kWh of energy is provided by a renewable source.

The new energy supply will see Wavin reduce its CO2 emissions by 13.7 tonnes a year – the same weight as the bell, Big Ben.

Philip Swancott, Category Manager for Services at Wavin, said: “For Wavin, sustainability has become a driver for value creation. Ultimately, we want to deliver products that meet our own sustainability demands and those of our customer, the government and society.

“Ørsted was a clear choice to be our supplier following a robust procurement process. They’re committed to helping us to towards a sustainable future, assisting in reducing our overall consumption through efficiency, energy management and optimising onsite generation assets.”

The new energy supply will cover Wavin’s four sites at Hazelhead, Chippenham, Forest Works and Doncaster for three years.

Ashley Phillips, Managing Director at Ørsted Sales (UK) Ltd said: “It’s exciting that Wavin, a large and trusted UK supplier, is placing such strong emphasis on sustainability. At Ørsted, we want to drive the transition to low-carbon energy systems in the UK, and support businesses like Wavin that share this ambition of creating a greener energy future.”

About Wavin UK

Wavin UK is a member of the Wavin Group, the world leader in plastic pipe systems for residential, non-residential and civil engineering projects. Systems offered, include market leading Osma above and below ground drainage and Hep2O hot and cold plumbing and underfloor heating, as well as a wide range of Wavin drainage and stormwater management solutions for all application areas.

The Wavin Group headquarters are in Zwolle in The Netherlands. The group has a direct presence in 25 European countries with 40 manufacturing sites. Outside Europe, the Wavin group operate through a global network of agents, licensees and distributors. The group employs some 5500 people and has annual revenues of around €1.2 billion. In 2012, Wavin became part of the Mexichem Group, the Latin American leader in pipe systems and petrochemicals.

Wavin provides effective solutions for essential needs of daily life: safe distribution of drinking water; sustainable management of rainwater and waste water; energy-efficient heating and cooling for buildings.

References

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Ørsted A/S. Press release - Wavin making waves with offshore wind farm energy supply. URL: https://orsted.co.uk/Media/Newsroom/News/2019/01/Wavin-making-waves-with-offshor.... [Date Accessed: 17/01/2019].

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