- Photovoltaics (PV) installations to be rolled out across DHL’s regional facilities
- Solar project supports DHL’s sustainability ambitions to become a net-zero logistics company by 2050
Jordan, Amman: DHL Express, the leading express and logistics provider in the region, has installed a solar plant in its Amman facility, to reduce its energy consumption by 100%, in line with its global sustainability ambitions to become a net-zero logistics company by 2050. The solar power project is the first in a series of solar photovoltaic (PV) installations to be rolled out across DHL’s regional facilities in the near future.
DHL has installed 434 solar panels in its Jordan facility, in partnership with Yellow Door Energy, the leading sustainable energy partner for businesses in the region. The solar plant is expected to produce 294 kWh of clean energy in the first year of operation, which would cover 100% of the facility’s energy consumption needs while halving the facility’s electricity costs.
“We continue to honor our commitment towards achieving a zero-emissions future,” said Bachi Spiga, Head of Operations at DHL Express MENA. “Our investments in solar systems forms part of a long-term strategy to reduce our energy consumption across our operations by tapping into renewable solutions and alternative energy supplies. As a trailblazer in driving sustainable logistics, DHL is executing an eco-friendly strategy to reduce its climate impact through sustainable investments across all markets we operate in, as we strive to meet our 2050 goals.”
The PV installation is under a Build-Own-Operate-Transfer (BOOT) solar agreement that is managed by Yellow Door Energy. As the solar developer, Yellow Door Energy is responsible for financing, designing, building, operating and maintaining the solar plant until the system is transferred to DHL at the end of the BOOT term.
The solar energy system has net metering, which ensures that any excess energy produced will be stored by the system’s electric grid and credited back to DHL.
Rory McCarthy, Chief Commercial Officer of Yellow Door Energy, said: “Congratulations to DHL Jordan on the commissioning of the rooftop solar plant in Amman, Jordan. Yellow Door Energy is honored to support DHL in its sustainable logistics journey and its ambitious goal of net zero emissions by 2050. As the leading sustainable energy partner for businesses in Jordan, Yellow Door Energy continues to help companies significantly lower energy costs and become sustainability champions. We look forward to providing clean energy for DHL for many years to come.”
About DHL – The logistics company for the world
DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. Our DHL divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillment solutions, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With about 380,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global sustainable trade flows. With specialized solutions for growth markets and industries including technology, life sciences and healthcare, engineering, manufacturing & energy, auto-mobility and retail, DHL is decisively positioned as “The logistics company for the world”.
DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group. The Group generated revenues of more than 63 billion euros in 2019. With sustainable business practices and a commitment to society and the environment, the Group makes a positive contribution to the world. Deutsche Post DHL Group aims to achieve zero-emissions logistics by 2050.
About YELLOW DOOR ENERGY
Yellow Door Energy is the leading sustainable energy partner for businesses, serving commercial and industrial customers in the Middle East and South Asia. The company’s solar and energy efficiency solutions enable businesses to reduce energy costs, improve power reliability and lower carbon emissions. Yellow Door Energy’s shareholders include the International Finance Corporation (IFC), Mitsui & Co., Ltd., Equinor, and APICORP. www.yellowdoorenergy.com