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PSA Mumbai first Indian container terminal using 100% renewable energy

Photo: PSA Mumbai PSA Mumbai with Maersk ship at berth
PSA Mumbai has become India’s first container terminal powered by 100% renewable energy with the commissioning of its 7.8MW solar farm with O2 Power.

The solar farm, which will be expanded to 10MW by June 2024, will provide over 75% of PSA Mumbai’s electricity requirements with the remaining renewable power sourced from Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) and other providers.

The terminal’s CO2 equivalent emissions will be reduced by a projected 16,000 tonnes annually and more than 350,000 tonnes over its life.

O2 Power, a renewable energy platform in India owned by EQT Infrastructure and Temasek, has developed and will manage the solar farm in Beed, Maharashtra, with an expansion facility in Motala, Maharashtra. The plants are connected to PSA Mumbai via existing MSEDCL infrastructure.

PSA Mumbai is targeting a 50% reduction in its carbon emissions by 2030. Other major initiatives underway to achieve this target include the large-scale electrification of its equipment fleet, including the deployment of an all-electric RTGC fleet for its Phase 2 development. Electrification of all existing RTGCs in Phase 1 is underway and is expected to be completed by 2027.

The upcoming launch by PSA BDP of e-trucks in early 2024 will create a zero-emission green transport corridor in Nhava Sheva linking terminals, CFS and customer facilities. Combining renewable power from PSA Mumbai with CFS and trucking expertise from PSA Ameya and PSA BDP India is a unique marketplace solution and underscores PSA’s commitment to green transportation initiatives.

“We are delighted to commission our solar farm and with the switch to 100% renewable power, achieve a significant reduction in our emissions. Supply chain users want greener and more sustainable transportation solutions to achieve emissions reduction targets: the successful completion of this initiative and projects such as the soon-to-be-delivered e- trucks underscores our commitment to meeting those requirements,” said Andy Lane, PSA Mumbai CEO.