APM Terminals Bahrain, the operator of Khalifa Bin Salman Port, has taken a significant step towards achieving energy self-sufficiency by launching a solar power project. The project aims to generate 18.5 gigawatts of electricity per year using 20,000 solar photovoltaic panels, making the port one of the few in the world to rely entirely on renewable energy sources.
The installation of these solar panels will produce clean and sustainable energy to power various port operations, including container handling, crane operations, and lighting. This project sets an example for the entire maritime industry and is expected to reduce carbon emissions by 65%.
The value of the project is approximately 3.8 million Bahraini dinars ($10 million). The solar power initiative is part of APM Terminals’ global decarbonisation plans, which aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 70% by 2030 and achieve net zero by 2040.
This project is in line with the vision of King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa for a more prosperous and sustainable Bahrain. It also follows Bahrain’s carbon-neutral commitment to reduce the kingdom’s emissions by 30% by 2035 and achieve net-zero by 2060.
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