World’s steel wire & advanced wire products leader Bekaert has entered into a 28 MW Virtual Power Purchase Agreement with Origis Energy. With this new agreement, Bekaert will offset all carbon emissions from its electric energy consumption in the US by 2025. Bekaert will source electricity from a 27.7 MW solar farm in Texas in US. Origis Energy, a major solar developer based in Miami, Florida, will develop, construct, and operate the solar facility. The solar farm is projected to be operational by year-end 2024.This is Bekaert’s second VPPA in the United States, adding to the 35 MW VPPA signed in 2019. These two renewable energy facilities are expected to fully offset all carbon emissions from electricity used by Bekaert’s operations in the United States, representing a major step toIn line with the company’s sustainability ambition to reach Carbon Net Zero, Bekaert takes action to continuously decrease its direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions by improving the energy efficiency and by increasing the proportion of energy supply from renewable sources. Through the investment in new renewable energy projects, Bekaert enables the addition of green energy capacity and increases the proportion of its renewable energy supply.