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Photovoltaic systems from W.E.B to generate 1.5 GWh of solar power for SBO

29.08.2022 / 10:00
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Ternitz, 29 August 2022. Schoeller-Bleckmann Oilfield Equipment AG (SBO)
takes another step under its crisis-proof energy concept: solar power
generated on the company’s business premises will supply production at the
SBO plant in Ternitz. The groundbreaking ceremony for the new photovoltaic
plants was held by Gerald Grohmann, CEO of SBO, and Frank Dumeier, CEO of
W.E.B Windenergie AG. From 2023 on, the systems covering a generator area
of 7,000 square meters are expected to produce around 1,450 MWh of
regional energy annually. This will avoid CO[2] emissions amounting to
434,000 kg per year. In its “Strategy 2030”, SBO has defined one of its
targets to further reduce the Group’s greenhouse gas emissions. The new PV
systems will make a significant contribution to reach this goal. Until
now, the existing rooftop system has supplied 180 MWh per year, generating
savings of 54,000 kg of CO[2] per year.

“Global energy security is the fundamental topic of our core business, and
so it is only natural for us to also take measures to ensure energy supply
security for our own production. The new photovoltaic plant will deliver
local, green electricity and cover a large part of our energy demand in
Ternitz. We have launched similar projects at our sites in Texas as well,
which will further reduce our CO[2] emissions,” says SBO’s CEO Gerald
Grohmann.

The photovoltaic plant will be built and operated by W.E.B, and the
project will be realized entirely without any public subsidies. 100% of
the solar power generated will be supplied to SBO on the basis of a
25-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). The ground-mounted systems will
have a total installed capacity of around 1.4 MW[p], with the modules
being set up in east-west orientation (PEG system) in a way rainwater
seeps into the ground unhindered and there is no sealing of open spaces.
This system has proven itself repeatedly in W.E.B projects, thanks to its
simple installation and sound solar harvest.

“Austrian companies need solutions in the current energy crisis. As this
project shows, W.E.B is able to offer such solutions. This regionally
generated electricity is a step toward energy independence for Austria
and, on top of that, it is clean energy produced by the power of the sun,”
says W.E.B’s CEO Frank Dumeier, indicating the direction to take for
achieving the switch to renewable energies.

Photo: SBO’s CEO Grohmann and W.E.B’s CEO Dumeier at the groundbreaking
ceremony for the PV systems in Ternitz, available for download on
[1] www.sbo.at/news
photo credit: Andreas Morawa/SBO

About SBO

SCHOELLER-BLECKMANN OILFIELD EQUIPMENT Aktiengesellschaft (SBO) is the
global market leader in the production of high-alloy, non-magnetic
stainless steels and high-precision manufacture of stainless steels into
special components for the oil, gas and other industries by applying
innovative traditional and additive technologies such as Direct Metal
Laser Sintering (DMLS), a 3D metal printing technology. The SBO Group is
equally recognized worldwide for its high-efficiency drilling tools and
equipment for the oil and gas industry. The Group employs a workforce of
more than 1,400 worldwide and is successfully positioned in
technologically demanding, profitable niches. Making an active
contribution to energy transition is a key element of the Group’s Strategy
2030. With its high-quality products and technologies, the SBO Group
already today provides for an increasingly efficient and environmentally
friendly supply of energy. While oil and gas remain the most important
energy sources, the company’s new strategy is a response to changing
environmental and climate targets. More detailed information on the
Strategy 2030 and sustainable management (ESG) is available in the Annual
Report at [2] https://www.sbo.at/publikationen

 About W.E.B

WEB Windenergie AG develops and operates power plants based on renewable
energies with a focus on wind power and photovoltaic power. For more than
25 years, the company has harnessed the power of wind, water and the sun
to produce valuable green electricity. The currently 299 power plants have
a total capacity of around 574 MW, indirectly covering the electricity
demand of more than 420,000 households. In addition to Austria, the
company is operating in Germany, France, Italy, the Czech Republic,
Slovakia, Canada and the USA. WEB Windenergie AG is a citizen investment
company whose unlisted shares are traded with the support of the
www.traderoom.at online platform. Currently, W.E.B has more than 6,000
shareholders.

[3] https://web.energy/at/ 

Further inquiry note:

Andreas Böcskör, Group Communications

Schoeller-Bleckmann Oilfield Equipment AG

phone: +43 2630 315 ext 252, fax ext 101

E-Mail: [4]a.boecskoer@sbo.co.at

 

Beate Zöchmeister, Head of Communications and Investor Relations

WEB Windenergie AG

Phone: +43 2848 6336–19; mobile: +43 664 962 70 04

E-Mail: [5]beate.zoechmeister@web.energy

 

Ildiko Füredi-Kolarik, Senior Adivsor

Metrum Communications GmbH

Phone: +43 1 504 69 87 ext W 351

E-Mail: [6]i.fueredi@metrum.at

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Language: English
Company: Schoeller-Bleckmann Oilfield Equipment AG
Hauptstrasse 2
2630 Ternitz
Austria
Phone: +43 (0)2630/315110
Fax: +43 (0)2630/315101
E-mail: sboe@sbo.co.at
Internet: http://www.sbo.at
ISIN: AT0000946652
Indices: ATX
Listed: Vienna Stock Exchange (Official Market)
EQS News ID: 1429627

 
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