DP World Chasing Solar Power Opportunity with Masdar

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DP World has joined forces with Masdar, also known as Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, to explore the use of solar energy across DP World's locations.

This collaboration, spanning three years, aims to identify prime locations for the installation of solar power generation and battery storage systems, enhancing their implementation by exchanging insights on regulatory environments and various obstacles. Initially, the project will concentrate on sites in Saudi Arabia, Senegal, and Egypt.

DP World is no stranger to solar energy initiatives, having supported solar power training programs for women in northern Senegal and installed solar panels at its London Gateway port gatehouse, as well as across 157,000 rooftops in the Jebel Ali Free Zone and Port Rashid.

In a statement, Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, the Chairman and CEO of DP World, expressed the importance of the partnership with Masdar: "Our partnership with Masdar represents a significant step forward in our commitment to sustainable operations at our ports and terminals. By exploring renewable energy solutions, we aim to reduce our carbon footprint and drive positive change in the supply chain industry."

Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO of Masdar, also commented on the collaboration: "Masdar and DP World are leading the way in the decarbonisation of the company’s port operations and supply chain, to explore all options to advance the development and deployment of renewable energy power and storage systems in hard-to-abate sectors.”