[Energ]Vrtule na rafinerii
Sat, 19 Jan 2002 21:48:53 +0100 (CET)
Oil firms plan largest brownfield wind farm
Environment Daily 1138, 17/01/02
BP and ChevronTexaco have proposed installing a 22 megawatt array of
wind turbines at a jointly owned oil refinery near Rotterdam in the
Netherlands. While far from matching the size of the largest
commercial wind farms now being built in Europe, the project is the
biggest yet on an industrial site.
The only other known wind project at a European oil refinery comprises
two turbines installed two years ago in Germany by Shell.
BP described the move as an excellent opportunity to "add value to our
business, lower emissions and demonstrate our commitment to clean
energy". Installing wind turbines was "an ideal choice for this
site," said group vice president Bob Dudley. Electricity from the
turbines is to be sold into the Dutch green certificate market for
The project is BP's first windfarm, and the company says it is looking
for opportunities to invest in wind energy on other of its sites.
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