Vershina Group will build a solar power plant in Volzhsky for Leroy Merlin

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AK&M 29 November 2021 17:26

GC Vershina will build a solar power plant for Leroy Merlin in the city of Volzhsky, Volgograd region. The project is being implemented and financed by Vershina Group of Companies jointly with Austrian investors who have previously invested in renewable energy projects. This is stated in the message of the parties.

Leroy Merlin signed a contract for the construction of Russia's first commercial solar power plant in the Volga Region with Solar Kraft LLC (part of Vershina Group of Companies) in September 2021. It is planned that the 600 kW solar power plant will cover about 30% of the annual electricity consumption of the Leroy Merlin hypermarket in Volzhsky. The construction of the station will reduce the carbon footprint of the operation of the store by 20%.

The Vershina Group of Companies specializes in the development, design, construction and project management in the field of renewable energy in Russia and abroad.

LEROY MERLIN (in Russia "Leroy Merlin") is an international retail company specializing in the sale of goods for the construction, decoration and arrangement of houses, cottages and gardens. The company was founded in 1923 in the north of France. The first Leroy Merlin store in Russia opened in 2004 in the city of Mytishchi, MO. Currently, 112 Leroy Merlin hypermarkets operate in 66 cities of Russia. Leroy Merlin employs about 40 thousand employees.

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