SirajPower commissions solar panels for DP World’s Jafza project

Jafza DP WorldSirajPower, one of the leading distributed solar energy providers in the UAE, has 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

The two combined 6.75MWp system capacity solar rooftops span across a total of 110 mid-rise buildings between both locations and generates more than 10.72GWh of annual energy production. It will help displace approximately 7,579 mt of Co2 emission per annum, corresponding to 966,626,499 number of smartphones being charged or 125,328 trees planted.

To complete this project within three months, SirajPower put together a centralised project management team with Jafza facility management team to build and install 17,500 solar panels with the mobilisation of more than 50,000 man-hours. With these new green staff accommodations, the overall well-being of DP World’s staff will be improved by providing a safe working environment.

Laurent Longuet, CEO at SirajPower, said, “The staff accommodation project in Jafza is the first one in the region with the most number of buildings in one solar leasing development. Most importantly, it is improving the overall well-being of staff by providing a safe working environment. It will pave the way for more housing, accommodation and residential solar projects across the Middle East, making a turning point for SirajPower’s ground-breaking strategies towards the end-user market under DEWA’s Shams Initiative and the UAE’s growing solar industry.”

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 the Q4 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 industrialisation 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 organised during the World Future Energy Summit (WFES 2020). The award gave special recognition to the DP World East and West accommodation facilities in Jafza.

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