Coca-Cola Hellenic has confirmed the inauguration of an advanced energy-efficient power generating capacity at its plant in Ukraine that will reduce CO2 emissions by more than 40% and will increase energy efficiency by more than 32% versus traditional power generation.
The combined heat and power (CHP) plant, which is located at the Coca-Cola Hellenic bottling facility in Kyiv region, was introduced in partnership with ContourGlobal, an international provider of efficient energy solutions. ContourGlobal has invested approximately €18m in the project.
The president of Ukraine, Victor Yanukovych, who officially inaugurated the new energy saving facility stressed the importance of this initiative for the environment, and the community and called on Ukrainian business to switch to eco-friendly technologies.
With electrical capacity of 6MW, the CHP plant supplies highly efficient clean electricity, heat, chilled water and CO2 for the soft drink production process. It is the only ‘quad generation’ plant in Ukraine.
Natural gas is the primary source of fuel for the twin Jenbacher engines which generate electricity. As they turn, they create heat which is captured to produce hot water for production use. This then passes through absorption chillers to provide chilled water.
The use of combined electricity, heat and cooling generation guarantees high efficiency in environmental, technical and financial terms.
Keith Sanders, regional director at Coca-Cola Hellenic, said: “Coca-Cola Hellenic is strongly committed to innovation and to the continued development of new technologies that minimise our environmental footprint.
"The CHP facility represents our responsibility to the environment, to the region and to the community where we operate.”
Source: Coca-Cola Hellenic
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