Aramex, a UAE based logistics solution provider, has inaugurated a 3.2 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project for its new logistics facility in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
This is the largest single rooftop solar PV project in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, according to Aramex. Moreover, this is also one of the largest solar photovoltaic projects to be connected to DEWA’s grid under its “Shams Dubai” initiative.
IMG Solar FZE, a daughter company of Jordanian-based Izzat Marji Group, was involved in the design, supply of material, construction, commissioning, operation, and maintenance of the project.
“This solar photovoltaic project will provide 60 percent of the power needed to run our logistics facility in Dubai Logistics City for a year. We are currently planning a phase 2 of this project, aimed at increasing the capacity to 7 MW upon completion,” said Raji Hattar, chief sustainability officer at Aramex.
The project is spread over a total roof area of 38,000 square meters and contains 9,000 solar panels. It will produce around 5 GWh per year and prevent 3,000 tons of CO₂ emissions on an annual basis.
In 2017, Izzat Marji Group installed 1.2 MW single rooftop solar photovoltaic project in Jordan’s Amman for Aramex. Aramex also announced the addition of electric vehicles to its fleet in Jordan.
Earlier, Mercom reported that the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in the UAE is set to become the largest single-site solar park in the world based on the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model. The project is being implemented by the Dubai Water and Electricity Authority (DEWA) and it is expected to generate 700 MW of power when it is completed.
Recently, Enviromena Power Systems, a UAE-based clean energy company, started the construction of 509 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in the MENA region.
Nitin is a staff reporter at Mercomindia.com and writes on renewable energy and related sectors. Prior to Mercom, Nitin has worked for CNN IBN, India News, Agricultural Spectrum and Bureaucracy Today. He received his bachelor’s degree in Journalism & Communication from Manipal Institute of Communication at Manipal University and Master’s degree in International Relations from Jindal School of International Affairs. More articles from Nitin Kabeer