South Energy signs agreement with HCT for its first solar project

  • 2MWp photovoltaic system set to provide green energy for five of Dubai South facilities
  • Solar plant to generate more than 3,000,000kWh of clean & renewable energy annually

South Energy, the energy solution arm of Dubai South, has signed an agreement with HCT Technical Services LLC (HCT), a DEWAapproved solar contractor for the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) of a 2MWp photovoltaic system for five of Dubai South’s facilities. Set to power up the Dubai South

headquarters and four freight complexes, this project is South Energy’s first lease solar rooftop initiative where it will finance at zero upfront cost for Dubai South, manage the EPC and operate the solar plant within the ideal lifespan of 20 years, the company said. The letter of agreement (LOA) was signed between Ismail Al Marzooqi, CEO of South Energy and Unni Krishnan, CEO of HCT & HCC Group, in the presence of other top-level executives from Dubai South and Giridhar Dikshit, General Manager of HCT.

“We are proud to have initiated this project as another major step forward in Dubai South’s efforts to build a sustainable urban community in line with the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 to
meet 7 per cent of Dubai energy requirements from clean energy by 2020 and increase it to 25 per cent by 2030, and 75 per cent by 2050,” said Ismail Al Marzooqi, CEO of South Energy.

This pioneering initiative paves the way for South Energy to provide a unique energy model through solar leasing which will enable businesses to embrace environmentally sustainable practices in their operations while enhancing their bottom line, as per the statement. The solar plant is set to generate more than 3,000Wh of clean energy annually and can cover from 40 per cent up to 100 per cent of the facilities’ electricity consumption, which when achieved can cut 1,500 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year.