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DP World seeks solar power opportunities with Masdar

DP World Senior DP World and masdar officials at Jebel Ali, Dubai.
A partnership between DP World and Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) will identify opportunities to deploy solar power at DP World sites.

The three-year deal will look for optimal sites for solar generation and battery energy storage systems, and accelerate their deployment through knowledge sharing on the regulatory landscape and other challenges. The programme will have an initial focus on Saudia Arabia, Senegal, and Egypt.

DP World has a history in the realm of solar power, from sponsoring solar power technical qualifications for women in nothern Senegal to installing solar panels on its port gatehouse building at London Gateway and 157,000 panels across rooftops in Jebel Ali Free Zone and Port Rashid.

Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, DP World Chairman and CEO, said: "Our partnership with Masdar represents a significant step forward in our commitment to sustainable operations at our ports and terminals. By exploring renewable energy solutions, we aim to reduce our carbon footprint and drive positive change in the supply chain industry." 

Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Masdar Chief Executive Officer, added: "Masdar and DP World are leading the way in the decarbonisation of the company’s port operations and supply chain, to explore all options to advance the development and deployment of renewable energy power and storage systems in hard-to-abate sectors.” 

DP World has a target of becoming carbon neutral by 2040 and net zero carbon by 2050.