Liberty Galaţi Proposes 100 MW Solar Park at Slag Dump
Ziarul Financiar reported that Liberty Galaţi’s slag dump could host a solar park of over 100 MW. Taking into account the surface of the dump, but also the land needed to install 1 MW in a solar project, it would result that a solar project of at least 100 MW could be built on that land. Liberty Galati General Manager Ms Aida Nechifor said “We are preparing to close the slag dump using sustainable technology, as well as the reuse of the site by installing environmentally friendly electricity generation technologies, whether solar or wind energy. If we are to truly make the necessary changes and transformations that will add green energy to our production processes, we will need governmental legislative and investment support, improvements in hydrogen production and storage, but and the right people for this technological innovation to happen.”
According to information from the local press, Viaţa Libera Free Galati, the slag dump covers an area of about 110 hectares. Over 50 million tonnes of waste is being stored since 1968, since the opening of the plant. Currently, the greening of the huge land is in the attention of the environmental authorities.