Multiplex Accelerates Net Zero Goals with Ampyr Solar Europe Partnership 

As part of its pledge to achieve net zero onsite emissions by 2025, Multiplex has partnered with Ampyr Solar Europe and entered into a Power Purchase Agreement of Northwold Solar PV Generating Station, in Norfolk.
Multiplex Accelerates Net Zero Goals with Ampyr Solar Europe Partnership 
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Following Multiplex’s commitment to a Renewable Energy Power Purchase Agreement in 2021, the first of its kind for construction in the UK, this deal will allow Multiplex to procure renewable electricity directly from the Solar PV Generating Station. The additionality clause, ensures that Multiplex’s self-generated renewable energy directly leads to verifiable emission reduction and more renewable energy production, supporting the UK's National Grid decarbonization goals.

Built and operated by Ampyr Solar Europe, the solar power station will cover a total area of c.a. 40 acres and is expected to produce more than 9,000 MWh of green energy annually – enough to power the equivalent of over 2,100 homes. It will displace 2,850 tons of CO2 each year compared to traditional energy production, equivalent to taking 675 cars off the road for a year.

This agreement plays a pivotal role in Multiplex's sustainability journey, in line with its “One Decade to Act” commitment launched in 2021. The initiative outlines the actions Multiplex will undertake to drastically cut its carbon emissions and reach its climate target of net zero carbon by 2050.

Purchased electricity contributed to a portion of Multiplex’s overall carbon emissions in 2022. Through securing a long-term supply of renewable power, this will contribute to zero onsite emissions and a reduction of Scope 2 emissions (indirect emissions from purchased electricity). Additionally, Multiplex aims to attain net zero building operations, zero emissions transport, and zero avoidable waste, by 2030.

Tom Marke, Business Performance Director, Multiplex, said. “At Multiplex, we are dedicated to making a lasting difference in the environment, for individuals, and for communities. This agreement marks progress in our efforts to reduce our carbon emissions and contribute to the industry's journey towards decarbonization.”

Steve Mason, Chief Commercial Officer at AMPYR Solar Europe, commented, “AMPYR Solar Europe continues its journey towards becoming a leading European IPP with world class assets in the UK, as well as in Germany and the Netherlands.

"I am pleased that this transaction builds on the capabilities of the commercial team at AMPYR Solar Europe. We are proud to be able to offer innovative PPA products, providing offtakers with the price and supply certainty they require to meet their sustainability goals. ASE is also delighted to support Multiplex with its ongoing 'One Decade to Act' commitment.”

Targeting being fully operational by Q4 2024, the power generated will be used across Multiplex's construction sites and offices in the UK.

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