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ORLEN Deutschland installs electric charging stations at THW Kiel's training centre


ORLEN Deutschland has built and commissioned two e-charging stations at the THW Kiel training centre in Altenholz. The publicly accessible chargers can charge four vehicles with electricity at the same time. Expanding the e-mobility charging infrastructure in conjunction with partners is a strategic goal of ORLEN Deutschland. 

THW Kiel captain and electric car owner Patrick Wiencek was one of the first users of the new charging facilities at the training centre and is delighted with the development: “For me, this is what electric driving is all about –  being able to conveniently charge your car when it’s not in use. The new e-charging stations from ORLEN Deutschland in Altenholz mean that I can now charge my car while I’m at training, preparing for our next match. A classic win-win situation!”
ORLEN and the Zebras have been in partnership for over ten years. In addition, the Elmshorn-based company has been both the main sponsor and the jersey sponsor of the record handball champions since 2016. 

Piotr Guział, Managing Director of ORLEN Deutschland GmbH: “By working together with THW Kiel, we are not only able to place our charging points at frequented locations – we can also make a contribution towards promoting electromobility. We are proud to be part of this sustainable development and look forward to continuing our successful partnership with THW Kiel.”

For ORLEN Deutschland and the ORLEN Group as a whole, the expansion of e-mobility is an important strategic objective. Over 1,000 charging points will be built in Germany alone over the next three years, with 3,000 planned by 2030. 

Viktor Szilagyi, Managing Director of THW Kiel: “For us, the e-charging stations from our main sponsor at our training centre are a real dream project on the path to greater sustainability in our activities. They are a further expression – and not just because of their visible branding – of the lively partnership between ORLEN Deutschland and ourselves that extends far beyond the court. In addition, the charging stations will also make life easier for our numerous players and employees who are already travelling electrically. We can now also charge our electric pool vehicle directly on site and offer this option to all Altenholz residents living nearby as well.”

In addition to the training centre, there is a hotel and a restaurant in the immediate vicinity, whose guests will also benefit from the new charging facilities. Payment at the charging stations is possible with all common types of charging cards. 

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Image (f.l.t.r.): Viktor Szilagyi (Managing Director THW Kiel), Benedikt Brandi 
(Director E-Mobility ORLEN Deutschland), Patrick Wiencek (Captain THW Kiel)
(© ORLEN Deutschland/Sascha Klahn)

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Image: THW Kiel captain Patrick Wiencek using an e-charger at the 
training centre (© ORLEN Deutschland/Sascha Klahn)

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ORLEN and star– the petrol stations of ORLEN Deutschland GmbH
ORLEN Deutschland GmbH was founded in March 2003. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Polish multi-energy group ORLEN S.A. and part of the international ORLEN Group. The company currently operates over 600 ORLEN and star petrol stations in the German market. ORLEN Deutschland GmbH, based in Elmshorn, is one of the ten largest petrol station operators in Germany and has been the main sponsor of German handball record champion THW Kiel since 2016.

In keeping with the motto "More than affordable refuelling", ORLEN and star petrol stations offer high-quality fuels as well as their own shop products at an attractive price-performance ratio. Customers benefit from the B2B fleet card and receive additional services such as car washing and package services at many stations. Petrol stations with 'star café' and '’ invite you to take a break in a feel-good atmosphere and offer coffee specialties throughout the day, a wide selection of tasty food, as well as hot and cold snacks.

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Klaus-Peter Dittrich
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