100% wind powered: introducing Fujifilm's futuristic Tilburg plate-making facility

September 12, 2016

Fujifilm takes its commitment to green energy and carbon reduction seriously. So much so, that its state-of-the-art production facility in Tilburg, the Netherlands, which manufactures a number of Fujifilm products, including printing plates, is now entirely powered by wind energy.

[Image]From left - Peter Struik (Fujifilm) and Marc van der Linden (Eneco Group)

From left - Peter Struik (Fujifilm) and Marc van der Linden (Eneco Group)

Partially powered by wind since 2011, Fujifilm, in partnership with Dutch energy supplier Eneco, has now succeeded in powering its entire Tilburg operation by wind power. The wind turbines that drive the plant's manufacturing capability are located on-site and in nearby Zeeland, and the 100 gigawatt hours of energy they generate for the Fujifilm facility is enough to power 30,000 homes. “Our motto is that if we can do it green, we will do it green,” says site director, Peter Struik. “With that objective in mind we have come to an agreement with our energy supplier Eneco to provide us with 100 percent renewable energy. They share our commitment to green energy, and with their help and expertise we have been able to make this vision a reality.”

Says Eneco board member, Marc van der Linden: “Fujifilm is showing commendable courage and leadership in having taken this bold step. They are setting an excellent example to their industry and to other businesses in the surrounding area. Like Eneco, Fujifilm is a forward-thinking company which recognises that economy and ecology have to go hand in hand. They have long demonstrated this in their products, and now they are doing so with their energy supply as well.”

Fujifilm and Eneco are also now investigating the possibility of producing bio-mass steam on the Fujifilm site, to further enhance the renewable and green credentials of the plant.