APM Terminals Bahrain aims to become region’s 1st fully solar energy-powered port

APM Terminals Bahrain, the operator of Khalifa Bin Salman Port, has launched a new solar power project to make the port energy self-sufficient by the end of 2023.

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APM Terminals Bahrain plans to install 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, setting an example for the entire maritime industry. 

The value of the project is approximately BHD 3.8 million ($10 Million).

As explained, this 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. 

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As a subsidiary of A.P. Moller-Maersk, APM Terminals is committed to reducing its emissions and promoting sustainability within the maritime industry.

Furthermore, the driving force behind the solar power initiative is in line with the vision of King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa for a more prosperous and sustainable Bahrain and follows the carbon-neutral commitment made by Bahrain to reduce the kingdom’s emissions by 30% by 2035 and achieve net-zero by 2060. 

By implementing this project, the terminal is expected to reduce its carbon emissions by 65% while also securing a sustainable source of energy.

“We are very excited to take the first major step in our decarbonisation plans, which will make Khalifa Bin Salman Port the region’s first seaport to be fully powered by renewable energy. Our decarbonisation strategy for the port is in line with the vision of HM The King and the commitment of HRH the Crown Prince and Prime Minister for Bahrain, as well as APM Terminals’ global goal of being safer, better, and bigger,” stated Farooq Zuberi, Chief Finance Officer and Interim Managing Director, APM Terminals Bahrain.

We are constantly striving to develop more sustainable and responsible business practices in order to serve better our customers and the communities in which we work.”