AP Moller-Maersk subsidiary says that by installing 20,000 solar panels, Bahrain’s Khalifa Bin Salman Port will become the region’s first fully renewable energy port.
AP Moller-Maersk subsidiary APM Terminals Bahrain said it will use 20,000 solar panels on the project. The company says it is setting an example for the entire shipping industry by using energy for various port operations, such as container handling, crane operations and lighting.
“We are very excited to take the first major step in our carbon reduction plans, making Khalifa Bin Salman Port the region’s first fully renewable energy seaport,” said Farooq Zuberi, Chief Financial Officer and Interim CEO of APM Terminals. Bahrain.
Bahrain wants to bring 255 MW of solar generation capacity online by 2025 using net metering, tenders for large projects and a renewable energy mandate for new buildings. The Kingdom’s renewable energy goal is 700 MW of solar, wind and waste energy production capacity by 2030.
According to the International Renewable Energy Agency, the Middle Eastern country had only 12 MW of installed solar power capacity by the end of 2022.