Dubai’s Aramex inaugurates 3.2MW solar photovoltaic plant
Logistics firm claims it’s the largest single-rooftop solar photovoltaic plant in the MENA Region
Logistics and transportation service provider Aramex has successfully inaugurated a 3.2 Megawatt solar photovoltaic plant for its new logistics facility in Dubai.
Aramex partnered with IMG Solar FZE, a sister concern of Jordanian-based Izzat Marji Group.
Aramex claims this is the largest single-rooftop solar photovoltaic plant project in the MENA region and one of the largest solar photovoltaic plants connected to DEWA’s grid under its ‘Shams Dubai’ initiative.
Located at Aramex’s logistics facility in Dubai Logistics City the plant contains 9,000 solar panels, covered over a total roof area of 38,000 square meters.
The energy yield for the system is around 5 GWh per year, contributing to more than 3,000 tons of avoided CO₂ emissions per year.
Raji Hattar, chief sustainability officer at Aramex, said: “…We are pleased with our partnership with IMG Solar FZE for the second time. This solar photovoltaic plant will provide 60% of the power needed to run our logistics facility in Dubai Logistics City for a year.
“We continuously look for new ways to ensure that we operate as efficiently and cleanly as possible to safeguard our environment for future generations. We have a commitment to reducing our expenditure on power, and increasing electricity consumption from renewable sources for our operations.”
Phase 2 of this project is currently in the pipeline which is aimed at increasing the capacity to 7 Megawatt upon completion.
Fadi Marji, general manager of IMG Solar FZE said: “Our Company has executed more than 250 Solar Photovoltaic Plant projects in United Arab Emirates, Jordan and Kuwait totaling at more than 30 Megawatt, including the offering of high quality systems for Aramex.”
IMG Solar FZE was the lead contractor for this project, where it was fully responsible for the design, supply of material, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of the solar plant.
The installation of the plant was carried out by SCAN Electromechanical Cont. Co. LLC according to Aramex’s stringent HSE regulations and policies and under the supervision and management of IMG Solar FZE.
The supervision of the entire progress of all project stages was diligently performed by Clenergize DWC LLC, the consulting company who specialises in solar photovoltaic plants.
In 2017, Aramex partnered with Izzat Marji Group and successfully inaugurated its single-rooftop solar photovoltaic plant in Amman, Jordan.
The plant generates 1.2 Megawatt of power, providing sufficient renewable electricity to power the Company’s operations in Amman.
Aramex also announced the addition of electric vehicles to its fleet in Jordan.