Norsk Hydro ASA (Hydro) has agreed with Shell Energy UK to buy 56 GWh of renewably generated electricity and 144 GWh of natural gas to help it decarbonise its UK operations.
Based out of Norway, Hydro operates worldwide in various areas like metal recycling, energy, aluminium, battery production, and renewables. Its UK operations, on the other hand, are mainly focused on recycling, extrusion, die manufacturing, fabrication, thermal break, and surface treatment.
Overall, the company contributes to sustainability by finding increasingly more efficient ways to transform resources into useable products. Its aluminium, for example, has much less concentration of carbon than the virgin equivalent typically does.
Hydro’s Energy Portfolio Manager, Lars Lysbakken, said it was a board-level priority to identify innovative new ways to decarbonise the company’s operations. He also said that when his team was searching for a partner to provide energy:
“…we wanted to identify a long-term collaborator that could support our transition to net-zero. Shell Energy demonstrated extensive understanding of our business, our sector, and our ambitious decarbonisation roadmap. The ability to provide REGO certificates from the Rhyl Flats Offshore Wind Farm was another important part of the agreement.”
He also said that while Hydro is dedicated to minimising its use of energy, it was reassuring to know the operations would be powered by renewable electricity from specific assets.
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