DP World successfully trials photovoltaic panels at London Gateway
DP World has successfully tested new solar energy units at its London Gateway hub in the United Kingdom.
The installation of sunlight-converting photovoltaic panels on the canopy of the gatehouse building, through which 548,000 lorries a year enter the port en route to collecting or discharging containers, has generated 29.95 megawatt hours (MWH) of electricity in total over the first two months and a highest daily peak of 120 KWH.
DP World’s US$442 million new fourth berth at London Gateway opens for business next summer as part of Thames Freeport and will be the first all-electric in Britain.
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Additionally, the sustainable warehouses of DP World aim to deliver a 30% carbon reduction during construction and a 40% reduction in operational carbon emissions.
Earlier this year, DP World's second UK terminal in Southampton delivered a reduction of 55% in net carbon emissions from its fleet and installations in 2022 after transitioning to Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO).
"Decarbonisation is one of the biggest challenges facing humanity today and we are looking to cut emissions further by increasing our renewable electricity usage," commented Andrew Bowen, chief operating officer at DP World.
Source: Container News