ArcelorMittal Fos-sur-Mer is teaming up with French energy firm Reservoir Sun to produce renewable electricity in line with its objectives of decarbonisation. The steelmaker is installing 12,000 solar panels over two buildings in the Fos-sur-Mer complex.
The solar farm will become operative next year and will have a capacity of 4.6 megawatts.
“The electricity produced will be sent to RTE’s public network and will thus contribute to the objectives of the climate plan for the South Provence-Alpes-Côte d´Azur Region…The two buildings that host this project are used to store finished products (coils and steel sheets) before their shipment by rail and road (respectively 24% and 6% of shipments from the site in 2020). These buildings will remain in operation for the duration of the work,” ArcelorMittal says in a note.
Reservoir Sun, a joint venture between Engie and GreenYellow, will maintain and operate the infrastructure, Kallanish notes.
Natalia Capra France