Nethys to install 18,000 m2 of photovoltaic panels at Liege Airport

The Liege company Nethys carried off the public tender launched in view of the installation of photovoltaic panels on the premises of the Liege Airport.
The economy on the cost of energy is estimated at 100,000 euros annually, indicated Wednesday the spokesperson for Liege Airport, confirming the information read in L’Echo.

With a scoring of close to 92 points out of 100, Nethys was chosen among six candidates. Liege Airport specifies that a lawyer was consulted in order to conduct the procedure to its term without risk of conflict of interests, the Liege company being the major shareholder in the management corporation of the airport, via the NEB consortium (Nethys, Ethias, Belfius).

The managers involved recused themselves, and an extraordinary general assembly was organized to validate the choice in favor of Nethys, which, according to the airport’s spokesperson, had submitted the best offer.

The tender concerns the placing of 18,000 m2 of photovoltaic panels on the roof of the buildings, based on the principle of third-party investment. Nethys will take up the investment, in the order of 900,000 euros, and will be paid back via the Walloon Region’s green certificates.

The installation of these panels falls within the continuity of the Liege Airport’s approach these last few years, in an attempt to reduce the environmental footprint and, consequently, the energetic cost. “The energy that will be produced by these panels represents 9% of the global consumption of the airport. The economy is estimated at 100,000 euros of the annual bill,” as one calculates there.

A first meeting to determine the date of the launching of the work is planned next week. These panels could be operational next August.

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