Sustainable packaging solutions provider Ball, along with One Energy Enterprises, has unveiled plans to increase the wind power capacity at its Findlay beverage packaging plant in Ohio, US.
The company will install three new wind turbines at the Findlay beverage packaging plant, as part of its efforts to expand the use of wind power.
The three new turbines will work with three similar turbines, which started functioning since December 2015.
With more than 370 employees, the Findlay facility is engaged in the manufacturing of recyclable metal containers.
Ball noted that six turbines will use sustainable wind resources to supply around 30% of the Findlay plant’s power requirements at a fixed cost for 17 more years and 20 years.
Ball’s Findlay plant manager Glenn Jost said: “Ball’s sustainability progress is powered by projects throughout our company, and our expansion of the use of wind power in Findlay is yet another example.
“By expanding our use of wind turbines to deliver power to our plant, Ball is increasing its support of renewable energy while ensuring a fixed-rate cost for a significant amount of our Findlay power needs for decades.
“This adds to the sustainability advantage of metal packaging compared to other substrates, like plastics and glass.”
Construction of three new turbines will start by the end of this year, and the model of turbines will be same that were used for Ball’s earlier turbine project in Findlay.
Financed by One Energy, the project cost is estimated to be around $9m. The six total turbines will produce more than 24,000,000 kWh per annum.
Ball and One Energy will create three additional $5,000 Megawatt Scholarships in Findlay to further increase community impact. Onc
Ball provides sustainable packaging solutions for beverage, personal care and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services for the US government.
In October this year, Ball has announced plans to stop production at its beverage packaging plant in San Martino, Italy, by the end of this year.
In the past two years, Ball has decided to close three beverage-packing facilities in Alabama, California and Texas; a can-production plant in Germany; and food-can production line in Springdale, Arkansas.