Dubai's Aramex launches solar plant to power logistics hub

Logistics firm inaugurates the largest single-rooftop solar photovoltaic plant project in the MENA region
Dubai's Aramex launches solar plant to power logistics hub
By Sam Bridge
Sat 28 Jul 2018 12:54 AM

Logistics firm Aramex has partnered with IMG Solar, part of Jordanian-based Izzat Marji Group, to launch a 3.2 megawatt solar photovoltaic plant for its new facility in Dubai.

Aramex said it is the largest single-rooftop solar photovoltaic plant project in the MENA region and one of the largest connected to DEWA’s grid under its Shams Dubai initiative.

The plant contains 9,000 solar panels, covered over a total roof area of 38,000 square metres. The energy yield for the system is around 5 GWh per year, contributing to over 3,000 tons of avoided CO2 emissions per year.

Raji Hattar, chief sustainability officer at Aramex, said: “This solar photovoltaic plant will provide 60 percent of the power needed to run our logistics facility in Dubai Logistics City for a year.

"We have a commitment to reducing our expenditure on power, and increasing electricity consumption from renewable sources for our operations. We are currently planning a phase 2 of this project, aimed at increasing the capacity to 7 Megawatt upon completion."

Aramex said it remaind committed to reducing CO2 emissions from its operations by an additional 20 percent by 2020 and will be looking to introduce similar projects to all of the 73 markets in which it operates.

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