Under ‘Gujarat Green Gateway’ project, APM Terminals Pipavav has commissioned 1,000 kWp (kilowatt peak) DC capacity solar power plant at the Port for self-consumption. With commissioning of Rooftop solar power project, the Port will reduce overall energy consumption from Grid supply. The solar power will help in replacing approx. 10% of Port’s total energy consumption as well as result in reducing carbon footprints to the tune of 1100 tons per year.

APM Terminals Pipavav has taken a leap towards sustainability with initiatives aimed at addressing the challenges of conserving the environment as well as utilising resources in optimum way through the philosophy of ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’. These sustainability initiatives under the project ‘Gujarat Green Gateway’ are undertaken to reduce the carbon footprint; while improving livelihood of employees, workers as well as surrounding community at the Port.

Commenting on new solar plant, Mr. Jakob Friis Sørensen, MD, APM Terminals Pipavav said, “Energy optimization and using renewable energy for port operation; are critical components of reducing the overall carbon emissions at the Port. Globally, APM Terminals is moving towards zero carbon logistics and we at Pipavav are contributing our bit to conserve environment and fulfil our Group’s commitment to net-zero greenhouse emissions by 2040. The initiatives under ‘Gujarat Green Gateway’ are designed towards this objective and we are pleased to share that this initiative will help us in reducing around 1,100 tons of carbon emissions per year.”

In the last few years, the Port has reduced considerable carbon emissions through various initiatives such as development of green belt, replacement of conventional high-power lights with LED lights, using e cars, reusing treated wastewater for plantation of more than 0.25 million trees and mangroves plantation in over 600 hectares in Gujarat.

Source : businessnewsthisweek