With these solar panels the company generates approximately 1.6 million kilowatt hours of green electricity each year, equivalent to the annual consumption of 560 households. The new distribution center became operational mid-2019 and provides global logistical support for the various Boskalis projects. The flat roof of over 16,000 square meters lends itself perfectly to this large number of solar panels. Boskalis realized this project in partnership with Zonnegilde and Triodos Bank Nederland.
This distribution center is CO2 negative by generating more electricity than it consumes and the total installed capacity makes Boskalis for 15% self-sufficient in the Netherlands. We have been using 100% green electricity at our Dutch locations for years, but with this investment in Vlaardingen we go one step further by becoming partly self-sufficient. Following in the footsteps of the distribution center in Vlaardingen, we have also started installing solar panels on our campus in Papendrecht and are investigating options for further upscaling.