– Eduard Schmitke:

SEFE is uniting the European energy activities

to ensure security of supply for Europe and drive the green energy transition – astora, with its storage operations, is now part of the SEFE brand.

In our daily operations, we consistently prioritise the secure supply of energy for our clients and partners. Our top priority are reliable storage processes and, as a result, trust in the security of supply. We have all experienced turbulent times in the last two years. Therefore, I would like to emphasize that astora will continue to be a reliable partner in shaping the energy transition. As one of the largest storage operators in Europe, we can draw on 30 years of experience in planning, building and operating storage facilities, as well as many years of marketing expertise.

Safe, reliable, and efficient storage operation is the basis for our economic success. Health, safety, and environmental protection are elementary components of our corporate culture and are of the utmost importance in all our actions. By using efficient technologies and control systems, we reduce our environmental impact and increase the safety and availability of our storages.

Furthermore, hydrogen is an essential and promising approach for storage facilities to contribute to future energy supply. Existing storage facilities can back up billions of kilowatt hours of energy by converting renewable electricity or natural gas into hydrogen and inserting it into existing natural gas infrastructure. Our objective is to have this technology in widespread usage within the next five years.

As the SEFE Group's storage operator, we will certainly contribute to securing energy for Europe and leading the green energy transition. I look forward to realizing this vision and look forward to the future of SEFE with excitement!