Portuguese long steel producer SN Maia, part of Grupo Megasa, will significantly increase the use of renewable energy in its production, Kallanish notes.
The steelmaker says it is transforming its energy matrix with the installation of more than 8,000 photovoltaic solar panels at the production site near Porto. The execution of the project has been awarded to the company Greenvolt Next Portugal.
The modules will have the capacity to produce a 5.06 megawatt peak, with an average annual production of 8,127 MWh.
“With this investment we show our commitment to the energy transition, betting on the use of renewable energy,” says Megasa’s executive director for Portugal, Álvaro Álvarez. “We plan to expand the use of renewable energy and reduce our dependence on the national electricity grid. The authorization process for the installation of solar panels in our SN Seixal unit is in a very advanced phase and is already being evaluated by local authorities.”
The Maia and Seixal operations produce wire rod, rebar and welded mesh.
Todor Kirkov Bulgaria