PLANTS
BA Glass is present in 7 countries, producing over 8 billion containers in 11 colors annually. With a total of twelve plants and 3.800 employees, BA distributes glass packaging to more than 80 countries around the world.

The plants are structured in terms of size and technology and the production lines are specialized to satisfy the different needs for glass packaging for the food & beverage industries.

All factories are equipped with modern automatic inspection machines that verify 100% of the products to guarantee the conformity of their physical and dimensional characteristics. In addition to this inspection on the production lines, laboratory tests are also performed to control the surface treatment, capacity, resistance to heat and pressure and others.

As a result of these efforts, BA became a reference supplier to the main food & beverage industries, where it stands out due to the quality of its products and the ability to, together with the customers, find innovative and flexible solutions. Photovoltaic panels in Plovdiv

BA intends to build and operate two separate photovoltaic roof installations for the production of electricity for own consumption in the company's plant in Plovdiv.
Suitable areas for installation of the two photovoltaic installations are the roofs of the warehouses for finished products - 9,835 m2 in the western part of the plant and 5,740 m2 in the northeastern part of the plant. The expected annual production of electricity from renewable energy sources is respectively 1,350 MWh and 900 MWh, which will be used directly for the production needs of the plant. The photovoltaic capacities will be connected to the in-plant electrical system. The panels will be mounted on a simple load-bearing structure directly on the roof slopes. The installation will be equipped with a monitoring and control system integrated into the existing energy monitoring system at the plant.
Detail information for investment project planned for Plovdiv plant in accordance with Bulgarian legislation could be found on the following link.
Planned investments in BA Glass Bulgaria SA
Sofia plant: BA envisage the following investment projects in Sofia production site for the 3Q2021:
  1. Construction of new production workshop with a new glass melting furnace with daily capacity 370t/d. The implementation of the investment project will not have a negative impact on the environment, because as a part of this investment, the operator will build a new treatment plant to reduce air emissions from the operation of the new glass melting furnace. The new treatment plant will include an electrostatic filter with additional equipment for reducing of nitrogen oxides and sulfur oxides emissions. The investment intention envisages the construction of a new chimney, through which the treated waste gases from the new furnace will be discharged. The new treatment facility will assure compliance with air emission levels in accordance with Best Available Techniques in the glass industry and national legislation.
  2. Increase of daily capacity of currently operated furnace from 330t/d to 370t/d. The project will not impact negative to the environment because the increased capacity will be reached mainly due to better furnace utilization and bigger share of glass cullet used for recycling. Since 2014 this furnace is equipped with CerCat filter with ceramic candles for reduction of air emissions with respect to dust, nitrogen oxides and sulfur oxides. The CerCat filter will continue to assure compliance with air emission levels in accordance with Best Available Techniques in the glass industry and national legislation.
  3. Construction of New covered warehouses for ready production storage – 15 600 m2 and 32 520 m2. The new covered warehouses for storage of finished products subject to this investment will be of concrete base, metal construction and provided with lighting and fire protection through a newly designed fire ring on the production site, in accordance with the requirements of national legislation. The new warehouses will fully meet customer requirements as well as the ISO standards that the company maintains.
NEW FURNACE IN PLOVDIV (BULGARIA)

In 2019, BA will rebuild the Furnace PV 4 with the increased capacity from 180 t/day to 390 t/day.
The new PV FU4 will be high efficiency end-fired regenerative furnace.
The project will not negatively impact the environment because in the frame of previous investment project the plant operator has installed a new common filter to all furnaces in operation on BA Plovdiv territory. The new treatment plant includes an electrostatic filter with additional equipment for reducing nitrogen oxides and sulfur oxides emissions. The new treatment facility will assure compliance with air emission levels in accordance with the Best Available Techniques in the glass industry.
For the planned investment project, the plant operator has started legal procedures for issue of new IPPC permit.
Research and development projects
Planned investments in BA Glass Bulgaria SA Plovdiv plant
BA envisages the following investment projects in Plovdiv production site for the 3Q 2020:
  • Construction of a new glass melting furnace PV3 with daily capacity 320 tons/day replacing the currently permitted PV2 120 tons/day and PV3 245 tons/day (not built). The new PV3 will be a high efficiency end-fired regenerative furnace. The project will not have a negatively impact to the environment because in the frame of previous investment project the plant operator has installed a new common filter to all furnaces in operation on BA Plovdiv territory. The new treatment plant includes an electrostatic filter with additional equipment for reducing nitrogen oxides and sulfur oxides emissions. The new treatment facility will assure compliance with air emissions level in accordance with the Best Available Techniques in the glass industry and the national legislation.
  • Construction of New covered warehouse for ready production storage – 5 740 m2. The new covered warehouse for storage of finished products subject to the investment will be of concrete base, metal construction and provided with lighting and fire protection through a newly designed fire ring on the production site, in accordance with the requirements of national legislation. The new warehouse will fully meet customer requirements as well as the ISO standards that the company maintains.
  • For the planned investment projects, the plant operator has started legal procedures for issue of new IPPC permit.
Detail information for investment projects planned for Plovdiv plant in accordance with Bulgarian legislation could be found here: Project nº 3776 – EFFIWORLD GLASS
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