Press release: FrieslandCampina and Bilfinger Efficiency join forces for the enhancement of EnergyEfficiency


Tebodin participates in sustainable and challenging energy efficiency project. On September 7, 2015, FrieslandCampina and Bilfinger Efficiency signed a strategic partnership agreement. This partnership includes a group-wide close cooperation and will lay the foundation to jointly implement sustainable objectives such as a reduction of 40k tons of CO2 emissions as well as a decrease in energy consumption. Energy savings of over 6% per site will be achieved for FrieslandCampina in this context.

The first step of this partnership will be realized with the project “ENCORE” (Energy Consumption Reduction and Efficiency). In the first phase of the project, measures to enhance Energy Efficiency at an initial 15 production locations in the Netherlands and elsewhere will be identified, designed and implemented. Tebodin will be responsible for the project management among other things.

"This is one of the largest orders ever awarded for an Energy Efficiency project in Europe's food industry", explains Peter Eilers, Chairman of the Executive Board of Bilfinger Efficiency GmbH.

This project is part of the implementation of FrieslandCampina's sustainability strategy. With the so-called "route2020" and its ambition to achieve climate-neutral growth, the international dairy company is placing a strategic focus on sustainability and climate-neutral production. Against this backdrop, FrieslandCampina tendered an "Energy  Reduction" program in the first quarter of 2015. FrieslandCampina selected Bilfinger Efficiency to jointly develop the concept and final contract.

"Energy efficiency and sustainability are key priority areas for us at FrieslandCampina. With Bilfinger Efficiency we have identified and selected a professional partner, who can help us further improve in those areas through its network and experience," says Hein Schumacher, CFO of Royal FrieslandCampina N.V.

With the signing of the framework agreement, the immediate implementation of the optimization program, in which several Bilfinger companies are involved, was started. First and foremost among these is Tebodin.