PROJECTS: Kuwait-based Agility invests in on-site solar plants in Dubai, Jordan

Solar projects totalling 8.8-megawatt peak capacity will reduce Agility's regional carbon footprint by 5 percent

  
Agility's warehouse in Dubai. The logistics giant is setting up solar power plants totaling 8 megawatts peak across three sites in Dubai

Agility's warehouse in Dubai. The logistics giant is setting up solar power plants totaling 8 megawatts peak across three sites in Dubai

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Global logistics company Agility said on Thursday that it is installing solar power plants in Dubai and Jordan that would eventually cut the company's carbon footprint in the Middle East by 5 percent.

Agility said it is building four on-site solar photovoltaic (PV) power systems totalling 8.8 megawatts peak (MWp) in Dubai and Jordan.

"Globally, Agility's goal is to reduce its carbon footprint by 25 percent by 2050. Our investment in solar is a huge step in the right direction and will cut the company's global emissions by 3%," said Elias Monem, CEO Middle East & Africa, Agility GIL.

In Dubai, the installation would include a 5.45 MW solar PV system at two sites in the Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA), and a 2.6 MW system at the Dubai Investment Park.

Once complete, the three solar PV systems would together generate enough electricity to cover 60 percent of the energy requirements at the sites and reduce estimated 8,838 tonnes of CO2 annually.

In Jordan, the solar PV plant with a capacity of 788 kilo-watt peak would be installed at Agility's warehouse in Aqaba, generating enough electricity to cover 100 percent of the facility's energy requirements and reduce estimated 900 tonnes of CO2 each year.

Both locations would be equipped with 19,445 high-efficiency, water-proofed solar PV panels designed for hot desert climates and robotic cleaning systems.

Clenergize Solar Consultants is the main project advisor for Dubai and Jordan projects.

(Writing by Anoop Menon; Editing by Seban Scaria)

(anoop.menon@refinitiv.com)

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