APM Terminals Bahrain, the operator of Khalifa Bin Salman Port, has announced the launch of a ground-breaking solar power project worth approximately BHD3.8 million (US$ 10 million), which will make the port energy self-sufficient by the end of 2023. By implementing this project, the terminal will reduce its carbon emissions by 65% while also securing a reliable and sustainable source of energy.
The solar power project is part of APM Terminals’ global decarbonisation plans, which aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 70% by 2030 and achieve net zero by 2040. APM Terminals describes the solar power project in Bahrain as one of the main pillars in its overall decarbonisation journey.
By the end of the solar implementation project, APM Terminals Bahrain will have installed 20,000 solar photovoltaic panels capable of generating 18.5 Gigawatts of electricity per year. This renewable energy source will produce clean and sustainable energy for powering various port operations, including container handling, crane operations and lighting.
Source: The Maritime Standard