SirajPower, UAE’s leading distributed solar energy provider, has successfully completed the construction and installation of a new fully financed solar model for DP World’s Staff Accommodations in Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) East and West.
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The solar rooftops span across a total of 110 mid-rise buildings between both locations and generate over 10.72GWh of annual energy production. It will help displace approximately 7,579 metric tons of carbon dioxide emission per year.
To complete this ambitious project within only three months, SirajPower put together a centralized project management team with a Jafza facility management team to build and install 17,500 solar panels with the mobilization of more than 50,000 man-hours.
Laurent Longuet, CEO at SirajPower said, “SirajPower kicks off the year with a major project milestone allowing the company to continue expanding its portfolio and make its first foray into the residential sector. Beyond the commercial and industrial sectors, the main adopters of solar rooftops in the region, we demonstrated that we can extend the same strategic platforms to the residential market. It is taking more time to develop with some challenges to overcome but the potential in that space is tremendous and a focus shift is happening.”
The installed solar plant is part of the second phase of projects under the 22-year solar lease agreement for Jafza and National Industries Park (NIP) signed in 2018. SirajPower’s partnership with DP World further supports its sustainable, long-term growth plan that is aligned with the United Nation’s ninth Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) to build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.
Earlier this month, SirajPower bagged the Rooftop Solar Project of the Year award at the Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA) Solar Awards 2020 ceremony organized during the World Future Energy Summit (WFES 2020). The award gave special recognition to the DP World East and West accommodation facilities in Jafza.