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O&L breaks ground for Germany’s largest floating PV system

2024-03-28  Staff Reporter

O&L breaks ground for Germany’s largest floating PV system

THE Ohlthaver & List (O&L) Group has shared that the official ground breaking of the Philippsee floating photovoltaic (PV) project took place in Bad Schönborn, Germany, on 21 March 2024.

The investment in this project, made through O&L Europe SE, the German Holding company of OLFITRA, marks a significant advancement in sustainable energy development in Europe and highlights O&L’s dedication to environmental responsibility, social inclusion, and economic prosperity. 

The Philippsee project stands as Germany’s largest floating PV system. The ground breaking event was attended by stakeholders from industry, the state of Baden-Württemberg, and the municipality of Bad Schönborn, marking a significant milestone in renewable energy. 

This initiative not only represents a leap forward in sustainable energy but also highlights the power of partnership in reaching important environmental goals. 

With a workforce of over 5 500 employees and a history dating back to 1919, O&L has been a pioneer in various industries, prioritising sustainable practices and making meaningful contributions to society and the environment. 

O&L Executive Chairman, Sven Thieme in a video message said: “This is a remarkable milestone in our collective journey. With immense pride, we join hands with our partners and co-investors, O&L Europe SE and Phillip & Co KG to celebrate the ground breaking of what will soon stand as Germany’s grandest floating solar park.  “Nestled in the picturesque landscapes of Bad Schönborn, this project epitomizes our resolute commitment to innovation and sustainability. We are truly proud of our century- old legacy, built on the O&L foundation of authenticity, care, and passion, and we remain committed to responsible stewardship, ensuring minimal impact on the environment through meticulous monitoring programmes. As we set forth on this ground breaking journey, we do so with a shared vision of a brighter, greener future.” 

“Our mission resonates with the global call for sustainable and ethically responsible development. Through investments in projects like the Philippsee floating PV system, we are actively driving positive change, promoting ecologically meaningful initiatives, and contributing to societal development. This investment is a clear demonstration of our ongoing dedication to sustainable development and our unwavering commitment to making a positive impact on the world around us. 

“We are genuinely excited about the opportunities this project brings and eagerly anticipate the chance to further our mission of creating a more sustainable future for all. Our partnership with Philipp & Co. KG and O&L Nexentury GmbH, the renewable energy arm of O&L, exemplifies a model of collaborative success”, said Sabrina Steinhauser, official spokesperson for O&L Europe SE. O&L Nexentury, a subsidiary of the O&L Group, is a market leader in solar energy solutions, spearheading the way in the adoption of solar technology to benefit local communities through job creation, reduced energy costs, and a cleaner environment. 

2024-03-28  Staff Reporter

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