PVH Europe, the global headquarters of Tommy Hilfiger and the European offices of Calvin Klein, both owned by New York-based apparel group PVH Corp., announced the completion a 18 MWp solar rooftop on its warehouse and logistics center in Venlo, the Netherlands.
The solar roof, comprised of more than 48,000 solar panels, covers Venlo warehouse and logistics center’s electricity footprint, and also indirectly provides 100% of all energy for PVH Europe’s warehouses, offices and stores in the Netherlands via the Dutch public power network.
PVH Europe’s energy partner, Eneco Groep N.V., has certified that all energy needed to power these buildings is generated by the new rooftop installation.
As a member of Climate Group’s RE100 corporate renewable electricity initiative, PVH has committed to procure 100% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030.
Martijn Hagman, CEO, Tommy Hilfiger Global and PVH Europe said:
“This is an incredible milestone for our Warehouse and Logistics Center in Venlo and for PVH Europe’s sustainability journey. We have participated in the installation of what we believe is now the world’s most powerful, fully operational solar roof – a huge stride in our commitment to be powered by 100% renewable electricity by 2030 and reduce supply chain emissions by 30% by 2030. This would not have been possible without a best-in-class team of such talented, passionate, and devoted PVH associates.”
The Venlo warehouse and logistics center, covering an area of 110,000 m2, is owned by Heylen Warehouses, a Belgian logistics real estate company, in a joint venture with AG Real Estate, which retained IZEN Energy Systems as the technical installation partner for the roof.
Philippe Deschilder, CEO of Heylen Warehouses said:
“We believe that logistic buildings will be the next generation of solar power plants. The partnership with PVH Europe for the solar roof project supports our ambition to invest in renewable energy, creating added value for our customers by enabling them to reduce their carbon footprint.”
Source: Press release by PVH Corp. Photo credit: PVH Corp. PVH Europe warehouse and logistics center in Venlo, the Netherlands.