Ballast Nedam increases focus on green energy activities

With the energy transition in full swing, Ballast Nedam is putting more effort into green energy, generated from natural sources such as sunlight and wind. The Dutch construction and development company is actively working on collaborations and projects that contribute to this.

This fits within the company's sustainability goals. Ballast Nedam's ambitions are to be carbon-neutral by 2030 and energy-neutral by 2040.

Collaboration with TotalEnergies

The focus on activities in green energy also aligns with the goals of Ballast Nedam's parent company Rönesans Holding, which is undertaking similar steps forward. On 21 July 2023, Rönesans Holding partnered with TotalEnergies in order to scale up activities in green energy. TotalEnergies acquires a 50% stake in business unit Rönesans Enerji to develop and accelerate green energy projects in Turkey together with Rönesans Holding. Ronesans Enerji’s ambition is to produce 2 GW of renewable energy by 2028. This agreement will boost the sustainability and energy transition, supported by both companies.

Erman Ilicak, Rönesans Holding’s President: “We deeply value investments in renewable energy both in Turkey and worldwide. With a goal of playing an active part in Turkey’s green energy transition, it was crucial that we work with a reputable and impactful global player. We’re excited to collaborate with TotalEnergies to jointly invest in green projects.”

Stéphane Michel, President Gas, Renewables & Power for TotalEnergies: “Given the outlook for the Turkish market and the quality of the renewable sites in the country, we are convinced that this new partnership will be a further step towards our goal of developing our Integrated Power activity profitably. I'm delighted that it will also help boost Turkey's renewable energy sector.”

Various activities

Since 2021, Ballast Nedam has used exclusively 100% green electricity at all office, production and construction sites. More and more energy is generated in-house from its own solar panels and its own wind turbines. Also, Ballast Nedam has returned to the wind energy market since 2021 and will continue to expand this part of its portfolio both nationally and internationally. With more projects in sustainable energy and by joining forces with other parties in the market, Ballast Nedam wants to take further steps to meet its sustainability targets.

An example of these projects is the Maasvlakte 2 wind farm, completed in 2022, in which Ballast Nedam placed 22 wind turbines on the hard and soft seawall of Rotterdam's Maasvlakte. In doing so, Ballast Nedam used monopiles on land - a first in the wind sector. On the IJsselmeer, Ballast Nedam is in the final stages of realising 24 modern and powerful turbines for Windplanblauw. This includes designing and building the new turbine foundations, realising the park cabling and providing the connection to the substation.

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