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Lukoil could build solar parks on the land of Ploiesti refinery


Petrotel-Lukoil refinery is considering to build photovoltaic parks on several lands it owns near Ploiesti, the representatives of the unit owned by Russia’s Lukoil group announced on Monday. The company is considering to install photovoltaic panels of up to 12MW. The company completed this year the greening of several sumps, operation in which it invested USD 38.5mln. On the rehabilitated land, with an area of around eight hectares, the company is planning to install photovoltaic panels of up to 12MW, the director who handled the greening operations, Constantin Dumitru, stated. “We have several options for these lands, including the construction of photovoltaic parks”, Dumitru said. However, Lukoil is not considering the full shutdown of the refinery, because the “economy will recover”. Petrotel-Lukoil is part of the Russian oil group Lukoil, which also owns in Romania a network of over 300 fuel stations.