Air Liquide to power Belgian sites with offshore wind from TotalEnergies

Offshore wind. Source: Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).

July 26 (Renewables Now) - French energy giant TotalEnergies SE (EPA:TTE) today unveiled a deal to supply renewable electricity to French industrial gases supplier Air Liquide (EPA:AI) to power some of its facilities in Belgium.

The companies have signed a corporate power purchase agreement (PPA) that will see Air Liquide get 50 GWh of power annually from an offshore wind park in the Belgian North Sea. The electricity will be used for some of the French firm’s industrial and medical gas production sites.

The off-take contract, signed through TotalEnergies’ Belgian energy supply affiliate Lampiris, has a 15-year term. It became effective on June 1st, Air Liquide said in a separate statement.

According to TotalEnergies’ estimates, the contracted power volume will save roughly 270,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions over the agreed term.

The PPA comes to back Air Liquide in its goal of lowering its carbon footprint as part of its broader sustainability plan. Earlier this year, it entered a PPA to get electricity from 25 MW of Vattenfall-owned offshore wind turbines in the Netherlands.

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