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Shell opens large solar-energy park at Moerdijk chemical plant

By Mary Page Bailey |

Shell Solar Park

Source: Shell

Royal Dutch Shell plc (The Hague, the Netherlands; www.shell.com) officially opened its solar park at the Shell Moerdijk Chemical Plant. With 76,000 panels, the solar park has a peak capacity of 27 megawatts, equivalent to the energy consumption of 9,000 Dutch households. The generated solar energy will be used to help power operations at Shell Moerdijk. The new solar park is one of the largest in the Netherlands.

“Developing this solar power plant in Moerdijk fits within Shell’s ambition to play an active role in the Dutch energy transition,” says Marjan van Loon, president-director Shell Nederland. “We are eager to limit emissions through energy efficiency improvements of our processes and investments in new energy activities. To accelerate energy transition, it is important that we align our activities to the ideas and initiatives in society. We know dialogue and collaboration is the key to success.”

Robin Mooldijk, Executive Vice President for Manufacturing at Shell said: “At all Shell’s oil refineries and chemicals plants we are working to improve utilisation, energy efficiency and carbon intensity. Alongside process improvements and equipment upgrades, we also need vision and imagination.  This solar park, now operational and helping to power our Moerdijk chemicals plant, is part of that.”

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