WINDHOEK, June 5 — Bottling and beverages giant Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) Namibia today inaugurated a new, sustainable solar power supply at their Windhoek factory.
Inaugurating the new, sustainable power supply, CCBA CEO Jacques Vermeulen, said the company invested about 388,000 U.S. dollars in this project.
“A feasibility study is currently being concluded for using solar power as a clean, sustainable, distributed energy resource across nine of the 12 African countries in which we currently operate,” he added.
CCBA Namibia, Public Affairs and Communications Manager, Enid Johr in a statement said the plant will now derive 9 percent of the factory’s total power requirements from a clean, sustainable energy source.
“In a year, the new system will reduce carbon emissions by 832 tonnes which is equivalent to planting 80,117 trees,” he added.
Meanwhile, the beverages company said the Coca-Cola system is targeting to use 1.7 liters of water to produce 1 liter of product across all operations by 2020.
“At the Coca-Cola Namibia bottling company water consumption has been reduced from 2.57 liters of water to produce 1 liter of product in 2015 to 1.59 liters in 2018,” Johr added.
As Africa’s largest Coca-Cola bottler and the world’s 8th largest by revenue CCBA bottles and distributes trademarked beverages owned by the Coca-Cola company. – XINHUA