It produces 3.3 million kilowatt hours of electricity ... and operational beginning of 2021
United Foods unveils a new solar power plant
El-Khayari (center) and Crane (left) during the signing of the terminal agreement.
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The CEO of the United Foods Company, Fathi El-Khayari, said that the company signed an agreement to establish a solar power plant on the roof of the company's factory in the Jebel Ali Industrial Zone in Dubai, explaining that the station includes 4,400 solar panels, while its production of electrical energy is 3.3 million kilowatt hours during The first year of its operation, with a maximum capacity of 2000 kilowatt hours.
Al-Khayari added, during a press interview yesterday, to announce the details of the new station, that the agreement signed with the "Yolo Door Energy" company, the developer of sustainable energy solutions, will include the use of the solar energy plant with a long-term rental system, pointing out that the station will contribute to reducing the cost of current electrical energy consumption. By more than 45%, and at a value of 25 million dirhams, over 25 years.
The CEO of United Food Company stated that the station project represents a new step towards achieving the company's strategy in the field of sustainability and environmental conservation, which aims to reduce carbon emissions by 1,400 tons through the new plant annually.
He indicated that the new plant avoids the emission of 34,000 tons of carbon over 25 years, and reduces emissions by large proportions, equivalent to removing more than 7,400 cars from the roads over a 25-year period, as well as providing benefits for preserving the environment according to studies conducted on the project. Before its launch, the equivalent of planting 900,000 seedlings for 10 years over a period of 25 years as well.
For his part, CEO of "Yolo Door Energy", Jeremy Crane, said that the company will build the entire new solar energy station and then lease it to United Foods, pointing out that "Yolo Door Energy" participates in the "Shams Dubai" program of the Authority. Dubai Electricity and Water «DEWA», in line with achieving the goals of the «UAE Energy Strategy 2050».
Crane added that “the company recently monitored growth rates in the demand from Dubai’s industrial establishments and companies to switch to solar energy, indicating that it had recently completed 18 contracts for projects related to solar energy with a total production capacity of 25 megawatts.
Sophia Hsouni, Business Development Manager at Yolo Door Energy, said that the company will work within the framework of the new solar power plant project to make it available for lease to the United Food Company for an initial period of up to 20 years.
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