Ardagh Glass Packaging-Europe’s (AGP-Europe) solar power plant at its facility in Moerdijk, the Netherlands, has started to supply renewable electricity on-site.

The glass packaging manufacturer said the plant to reduce the facility’s carbon footprint by an estimated 725 tonnes of CO2 annually.

Ardagh Group has partnered with solar energy organisation Zoncoalitie, and energy supplier Eneco, to deliver the solar plant at Moerdijk – the second AGP-Europe on-site solar project, and the third in the Netherlands for Ardagh Group.

This project, which contributes to Ardagh Group’s strategy to use 100% renewable electricity by 2030, follows the launch of the company’s first solar power plant in the Netherlands, which has been supplying the AGP-Dongen facility since September last year.

Annelene Ikemann, Sustainability Director, AGP-Europe, said: “The Moerdijk solar installation is expected to generate over 2,500 MWh of electricity per annum, which is another step closer to achieving our target of using 100% renewable electricity across our AGP-Europe facilities by 2030, using a mix of on-site and off-site installations.”