Recently, a solar panel installation with a 5-megawatt peak capacity was put into operation at Van Leeuwen Pipe and Tube Group. With this installation comprising 9,100 solar panels on the roof of the warehouse in Zwijndrecht, the Netherlands, Van Leeuwen is taking an important step to reduce its CO2 emissions. With solar panels covering a total area of 23,500 m2, the international steel pipes distribution company will be able to produce enough electricity to provide green energy to all its branches in the Netherlands and Belgium. In addition, Van Leeuwen Pipe and Tube Group will return sufficient power to the grid for 300 households in the Netherlands.
The solar photovoltaic installation is part of the sustainability strategy at Van Leeuwen, with one of the most important objectives being the reduction of its CO2 emissions.
In the Netherlands, the Van Leeuwen trucks have started running on HVO100 fuel, making the distribution CO2 neutral. In various other branches in Europe too, projects have been launched to install solar panels on the roofs.