According to ESG Today, the new turbines will have a capacity of 100 MW, which should be good to cover some 15% of the company's annual energy demand in the country.
Earlier this year, the German carmaker stated that it plans to cut CO2 emission levels for each car manufactured by over 50% by 2030, while it also plans to increase its solar and wind energy outputs.
Jörg Burzer, Member of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz, Production and Supply Chain Management, stated that "the targeted expansion of renewable energies at our own locations is an integral part of our sustainability strategy. With the realization of the planned wind farm project in Papenburg, we are taking an important step in this direction."
Mercedes officials also noted that they will be taking into account large solar installations at the company's facility in Papenburg.
By 2030, Mercedes-Benz plans to have more than 70% of its energy production needs coming from renewables.
"We make an active contribution to the energy transition and the expansion of onshore wind power in Germany. By installing photovoltaic systems on the roofs of our plants on a large scale, we are gradually reducing our external energy requirements", Burzer added.