FG Barnes New Carbon Footprint Project

Back at the end of 2021, FG Barnes gained its Carbon Neutral status by completing a Carbon Footprint Appraisal of its greenhouse gases. By offsetting all emissions, FG Barnes achieved Carbon Footprint Standard – Carbon Neutral Plus status- which supports a UK Tree Planting & Renewable Energy programme.

The most recent project’s aim is to generate clean renewable electricity from Wind Power and supply it to the national grid of Uruguay. This helps to combat climate change and sustain the environment for future generations to come.

The project generates electricity from renewable sources through the construction and operation of a 50 MW wind farm, located at the department of Flores, in the South East region of Uruguay. The wind farm in Uruguay will consist of 25 turbines, each with a capacity of 2 MW.

Energy generated from the project will be supplied to the national grid of Uruguay through a substation annexed to the park with interconnection to the substation at Ute Cerro Colorado (CCO), which, in turn, is connected through a high-voltage of 150 kV with the Trinidad Ute station.

The power plant is expected to have an operating life of 20 years and will displace a total amount of 191,854 MWh/year from the national power grid, generating, on average, emission reductions of 119,427 tCO2 per year.

Samantha Parkinson, Chief Executive Officer at FG Barnes Group, said “It’s great to see plans come to fruition and know that we, as a company, are helping to make a change globally. We’re excited about what the future holds and get more projects in the pipeline with Carbon Footprint!”

For more information about the Carbon Footprint programme, visit www.carbonfootprint.com. You can help towards lowering your Carbon Footprint by buying an electric vehicle, FG Barnes Group have a range of electric vehicles available and by visiting www.fgbarnes.co.uk you’ll be able to find further information about these.