OMV Petrom: Investment of 1.5 mln. euro in Petrobrazi to increase the efficiency of the lighting system

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Bogdan Tudorache

OMV Petrom has invested 1.5 million euro in the Petrobrazi refinery to streamline the lighting system of the ten industrial landfills where oil and raw materials are unloaded and petroleum products are loaded.

The old lighting system in the refinery’s supply ramps has been decommissioned and conventional equipment has been replaced with about a thousand new LEDs.

The new LED lighting system will halve the annual amount of electricity used by the refinery on industrial landfills, resulting in an annual reduction of about 100 tons of carbon emissions, equivalent to the volume of captured carbon dioxide annually of about 18,000 trees.

“We have an essential role in providing the energy that Romania needs and we want to contribute through various solutions to reducing carbon emissions in all our business segments. We continue our environmentally friendly initiatives throughout the value chain that include both the implementation of new technologies and efficient energy management during operations,” said Radu Căprău, member of the Management Board of OMV Petrom, responsible for Downstream Oil activity.

Petrobrazi has a total crude oil processing capacity of 4.5 million tonnes per year and, since 2005, OMV Petrom has invested approximately EUR 1.8 billion in the Petrobrazi refinery. One third of this investment has helped reduce environmental impact.

”Through sustained investments, OMV Petrom reduced the carbon intensity of its operations by an estimated value of 25% in 2020 compared to 2010. OMV Petrom is one of the first companies in Romania to sign the UN Global Compact, since 2013 and, through this project , we contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Objective 13 -Climate Actions. At the same time, we are the first company in Romania to announce its support for the recommendations issued by TCFD, the Task Force for the publication of financial information on climate change.”

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