Coca-Cola Dongen CO2 Neutral in 2023

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Summary

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) aims to have its factory in Dongen, the Netherlands, completely CO2 neutral by 2023 as part of their sustainability strategy. Becoming CO2 neutral would require our client to perform a thorough overhaul of the energy system of their local plant. The factory is responsible for the production of 85% of soft drinks sold on the Dutch market and this move would save about 7,600 tons of CO2 emissions annually. 

 

Scope TransitionHERO

Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) aims to have its factory in Dongen, the Netherlands, completely CO2 neutral by 2023 as part of their sustainability strategy. Becoming CO2 neutral would require our client to perform a thorough overhaul of the energy system of their local plant. The factory is responsible for the production of 85% of soft drinks sold on the Dutch market and this move would save about 7,600 tons of CO2 emissions annually. 

Scope TransitionHERO 

Together with CCEP, TransitionHERO executed the study on how to make the plant in Dongen CO2 neutral, focusing on replacing the steam boilers and changing the steam network to a hot water grid. Research was done on all the heat and cold consumers and on how to combine them in a smart way. The challenge is that this major change needs to be executed with minimum downtime of the plant. 

Instead of only looking at energy profiles, TransitionHERO also understands the process steps in making soft drinks and works with the local team to ensure a feasible design from an operational point of view. Together, we have selected the best steps towards becoming CO2 neutral and as a result, there is commitment to work on a successful implementation. 

TransitionHERO is responsible for the following activities in the project: 

  • Energy studies 
  • Feasibility study and optioneering 
  • Technology scouting and selection 
  • Business case 
  • Concept engineering  
  • Cost estimating 
  • Basic engineering 
  • Equipment specification 
  • Further project support 

More information about this ambitious project can be found at: https://www.change.inc/agri-food/co2-neutrale-fabriek-coca-cola-36089 

 

“We selected TransitionHERO for their excellent plan of approach and their knowledge of energy and process systems. We are very satisfied with the design and collaboration and that we actually are able to bring this ambitious plan to a reality.”
Ralf Oortman Sr. Manager Engineering & Technology at Coca-Cola European Partners

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