·Varador 2000 has recently installed a photovoltaic station for self-consumption
Varador 2000 has just installed 144 solar panels on the roof of one of its industrial buildings in the port of Arenys de Mar with a power of 65.5 kWp, which will generate more than 85,500 kilowatt hours per year. This amount will cover the energy needs of the company and its offices, as well as the different specialized workshops (mechanics, hydraulics, rigging, painting, carpentry, composites, etc.) that carry out their activities in the Varador 2000 technical area. With the installation of this photovoltaic station, Varador 2000 consolidates its commitment to the sustainability of its repair and refit shipyard.
The 144 photovoltaic panels have been arranged in a coplanar fashion mounted on an aluminum structure anchored on the rib of the metal sheet that makes up the roof. The monocrystalline type plates installed in the shipyard are highly efficient, with a maximum unit power of 460 watts. The station equipment also has two triphasic solar inverters (which transform direct current into alternating current) with a nominal power of 60 kilowatts each. The installation will also have a global monitoring system that will integrate the information related to the photovoltaic inverters and the consumption made and, therefore, the relationship between energy generation and consumption. This monitoring of the system will make it possible to know the self-consumption and self-sufficiency ratios at all times.
The installation of photovoltaic panels in its nautical facilities complements other actions launched by Varador 2000 years ago in favor of the sustainability of the facilities it manages, respect for the environment and the ecological footprint. In this regard, it should be remembered that Varador 2000 has ISO14001 environmental certification for all its facilities, both in Arenys de Mar and Mataró.
Likewise, the facilities of the marina for superyachts Mataró Marina Barcelona have the European environmental quality certification EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme). The EMAS certification is the most demanding regulation in terms of environmental management systems that exists in the European Union. EMAS is that part of the management of a company that takes into account environmental criteria in order to reduce its impact on the environment.
The main objectives pursued with the implementation of this system are to ensure a high level of environmental protection, continuously improve environmental behavior and obtain a competitive advantage from these improvements. In addition to these certifications, Varador 2000 also has ISO 9001 and ISO 45001 quality management and occupational prevention (occupational health and safety management) approvals, respectively.