Rebecca Wayman

UK manufacturer looks to the future with 100% renewable energy switchover

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 manufacturer, which produces plumbing and drainage systems across four UK sites, has appointed renewable energy specialists Ørsted, to supply natural gas and 100 per cent 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.

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