PT Indo Kordsa Tbk (Indo Kordsa) and TotalEnergies celebrated the official launch of the rooftop-mounted solar system for Indo Kordsa’s production, warehouse, and office buildings in Citeureup, Bogor, Indonesia, on Wednesday (23/11). Indo Kordsa, a subsidiary of Kordsa, is one of the first tire cord manufacturers in Southeast Asia to use solar power. The project is part of Indo Kordsa’s Sustainability Roadmap Strategy to achieve its goal to reduce emission levels by 3% per year through the use of renewable energy.
President Director of Indo Kordsa, Chief Executive Officer of TotalEnergies, Directorate General of Chemical, Pharmaceutical and Textile Industries Ministry of Industry, Director of Renewable Energy Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) attended to the opening ceremony held at Indo Kordsa facility.
Indo Kordsa, in accordance with Kordsa’s sustainability strategies, is committed to combat climate change. According to its commitment to the Science-Based Targets Initiative to help limit global warming to 1.5°C, Indo Kordsa aims to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. Together with TotalEnergies, especially known for their technical experience in deploying renewable energy solutions, Indo Kordsa supports its transition towards clean energy.
With over 8,800 modules installed onto the rooftops of the company’s 6 facilities, 4.8 megawatt-peak (MWp) PV system generates approximately 6,600 megawatt-hours (MWh) of renewable electricity annually, generates significant cost savings for Indo Kordsa and reduces the company’s carbon footprint by about 5,200 tons of CO2 emissions.
Ömür Menteş, Indo Kordsa President Director said, “This is the biggest among other Kordsa projects throughout 6 countries and the biggest in Bogor District. PT Indo Kordsa Tbk also became the second technical textiles company in Indonesia to utilize the solar rooftop.”
Gavin Adda, Head of TotalEnergies Renewables Distributed Generation Asia said, “Congratulations to both the Indo Kordsa and TotalEnergies teams on the successful launch of the system. TotalEnergies provides its customers peace of mind from a technical, financial, and commercial perspective. We are delighted to support Indo Kordsa on its sustainability journey towards reducing their carbon footprint and cost-saving goals.”