Ørsted has entered into a partnership with Air Products to provide renewable electricity to the company’s production sites in the UK.
Under the agreement, Ørsted will supply electricity from 11 of its offshore wind farms to all the Air Products’ UK production sites which supply merchant customers with industrial gases.
In addition, the Danish company will provide Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGOs) to support business electricity contracts.
“Ørsted is driving the transition to low-carbon energy systems in the UK, and we believe that businesses should have access to renewable electricity supply without incurring additional cost,” said Ashley Phillips, Managing Director at Ørsted Sales (UK).
“Naturally, we are delighted that Air Products shares our ambition of creating this greener energy future. It’s exciting that one of the world’s largest industrial gas producers places such a strong emphasis on sustainability.”
The new relationship is said to enable Air Products’ sustainability credentials of its UK locations producing industrial gases for merchant supply.
In turn, this is expected to be a benefit to customers by improving their supply chain sustainability and helping them meet their own environmental goals.
“Being able to access and buy renewable electricity supplies direct from a certified provider is significant progress towards improving our merchant operations sustainability. We’re pleased to be working with Ørsted, a company which shares our values and is passionate about enabling a sustainable future,” said Simon Earnshaw, Air Products’ Director of Industrial Gases Production & Supply Chain, Europe and Africa.