Coca-Cola HBC opens cogeneration power plant in Ploiesti

Newsroom 12/10/2009 | 16:07

A second similar plant is currently being developed in Timisoara and according to company information will be operational next year. In addition, Coca-Cola HBC has opened a new storage facility in Ploiesti. The investment in both the cogeneration plant and the storage facility reaches EUR 45 million.The plant in Ploiesti uses clean natural gas to generate electricity and captures the heat emanating from the engine to provide additional energy that is used in the bottling plant, said the company in a statement. By capturing heat that would otherwise be wasted, the new power plant substantially increases the efficiency of the bottling process while at the same time significantly lowering carbon dioxide emissions, added officials. Additionally, ContourGlobal's plant captures more than 95 percent of its carbon dioxide emissions for use in industrial and commercial processes. The technology was provided by American giant company general Electric. “With the European Union emphasizing the role of energy efficiency in its efforts to reduce regional greenhouse gas emissions, we are very excited to showcase how our Jenbacher technology can help energy developers and industrial operators like ContourGlobal and Coca-Cola Hellenic meet their energy and environmental goals,” said Prady Iyyanki, CEO of GE Energy`s Jenbacher gas engine business. Sales of Coca-Cola HBC in Romania dropped in volume in the second quarter by around 5 percent, due to the negative effects of the economic crisis and lower consumer expenditure.Coca-Cola HBC Romania owns four factories, in the cities of Iasi, Timisoara, Ploiesti and Vatra Dornei, after closing down its unit in Oradea last year. The activity of the factory in Iasi will be relocated to the Republic of Moldova.ContourGlobal develops and operates electric and combined heat and power businesses around the world.
Dana Ciuraru

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