Ardagh Glass Packaging-Europe (AGP-Europe) has entered a 10-year renewable energy agreement with a wind power project.

The renewable energy project will supply about 40% of AGP-Europe’s power load and help offset its scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions.

It has secured a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Renewable Power Capital’s (RPC) 161MW Vitberget wind project in Sweden.

Schneider Electric supported Ardagh in the project selection and PPA negotiation.

The PPA is for 100% of Vitberget’s capacity and is planned to start in 2026 once operations begin.

The PPA is an incremental step toward meeting Ardagh’s 2030 goal of transitioning to 100% renewable electricity, as well as a fundamental step toward achieving its 2030 Science Based Targets initiative CO2 reduction.

Vitberget is part of RPC’s 553MW cluster of four wind farms in the Kramfors and Sollefteå municipalities.

The PPA follows RPC’s announcement early this month that it has ordered 80 Nordex turbines for these wind farms, confirming its commitment to the Swedish wind sector.

This PPA, coupled with the recent order of the Nordex turbines, reinforces RPC's dedication to advancing the Swedish land-based wind sector further contributing to the decarbonisation of European industries.

Martin Petersson, CEO AGP-Europe, said: “Having recently opened our new NextGen Furnace at AGP in Obernkirchen, Germany, which could save approximately 45,000 tonnes of carbon annually, the impact of this PPA will be significant.

"Not only does it demonstrate our commitment to progressing our sustainability roadmap, but it also shows how we continue to minimise our greenhouse gas emissions.”