The solar park at the Waterston site has been designed and constructed by Anesco, who will be providing ongoing operations and maintenance services to ensure the installation continues to operate at its optimum efficiency. The solar park, which comprises 18,500 solar panels, has benefited from an advanced biodiversity plan that has seen the creation of habitats for local wildlife and at-risk species.
Energy generated by the solar park will provide around 9 percent of the terminal’s electricity needs and will also supply energy to neighbouring businesses. It will reduce Dragon’s Scope 2 CO2 emissions by around 2,500 tonnes per year.
Rt. Hon Stephen Crabb MP, along with stakeholders and representatives from Dragon and Anesco, were invited to attend a special event, held on site to mark the official switch on of the solar park.
“Energising the solar farm is a significant milestone and the result of a highly motivated team achieving this important project safely” said Dragon LNG Managing Director, Simon Ames. “Working with industry partners, educational institutes, and governmental bodies we are committed to not only playing our part in achieving net zero but continuing to develop local skills and employment opportunities in South Wales for many decades to come”.
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