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Wienerberger AG: Wienerberger secures gas supply from Haidach storage
facility

30.08.2022 / 09:00 CET/CEST
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Wienerberger secures gas supply from Haidach storage facility

Vienna, August 30, 2022 – Wienerberger currently considers the supply of
natural gas to be secured in all its markets. Nevertheless, Wienerberger
has been working intensively in recent weeks and months to ensure that all
its 220 production sites worldwide will be securely supplied with energy
in the future. To this end, the company has drawn up its own emergency
plans and cooperated closely with the national authorities. 

Since 1 August 2022, it has been possible for Austrian companies to store
gas at the Haidach (Salzburg) gas storage facility. Wienerberger used the
opportunity to invest in the security of gas supply, securing a total gas
capacity of 25 gigawatt hours (GWh) at the Haidach storage facility for
the company. Wienerberger is one of the first companies in Austria to take
advantage of the Haidach storage facility. Based on the consumption of 390
GWh of gas per year at all production sites, 25 GWh would be sufficient to
keep Wienerberger’s roof tile and clay block plants of strategic
importance for the Austrian economy in operation for a longer period of
time in the event of a substantial cut in gas supply. Haidach is the
second largest gas storage facility in Central Europe; the entity
responsible for gas storage is [1]RAG Austria AG.

As Heimo Scheuch, Chairman of the Managing Board of the Wienerberger
Group, notes “Since the outbreak of the Russia/Ukraine conflict, gas
supply has been secure in all our markets. In recent years, Wienerberger
successfully diversified its business model and has thus become much more
resilient than in the past. However, we do not expect geopolitical
tensions to ease in the second half of the year and foresee continued
economic effects of the conflict. We are intensifying our investments in
the conversion of production to sustainable energy sources. Depending on
local availability, electricity, hydrogen, biogas or synthetic gas can be
used. At the same time, within the framework of our ambitious
decarbonization strategy, we are focusing on process improvements in order
to reduce energy consumption. Having secured the supply of natural gas
from the Haidach storage facility, we have now found a solution for
Austria that will enable us to guarantee the continued operation of our
production sites.”

Wienerberger Group
The Wienerberger Group is a leading international provider of smart
solutions for the entire building envelope and for infrastructure.
Wienerberger is the world’s largest producer of bricks (Porotherm, Terca)
and the market leader in clay roof tiles (Koramic, Tondach) in Europe as
well as concrete pavers (Semmelrock) in Eastern Europe. In pipe systems
(Steinzeug-Keramo ceramic pipes and Pipelife plastic pipes), the company
is one of the leading suppliers in Europe. By acquiring Meridian Brick,
Wienerberger further strengthened its position as a leading supplier of
facade products in North America. With its total of 220 production sites,
the Wienerberger Group generated revenues of € 4.0 billion and EBITDA LFL
of € 671 million in 2021.

For further information, please contact:
Claudia Hajdinyak, Head of Corporate Communications Wienerberger AG
t +43 664 828 31 83 | claudia.hajdinyak@wienerberger.com

Daniel Merl, Head of Investor Relations Wienerberger AG
t +43 1 601 92 – 10221 | investor@wienerberger.com

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Language: English
Company: Wienerberger AG
Wienerbergerplatz 1
1100 Wien
Austria
Phone: +43 1 60 192-0
Fax: +43 1 60 192-10159
E-mail: office@wienerberger.com
Internet: www.wienerberger.com
ISIN: AT0000831706
Listed: Vienna Stock Exchange (Official Market)
EQS News ID: 1430269

 
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