Agthia Group announces solar power plants in the UAE


November 28, 2023 | By RetailME Bureau

Agthia Group announces solar power plants in the UAE

Regional F&B major Agthia Group PJSC has announced a significant step towards reducing its carbon footprint with its solar energy initiative that will involve the establishment of solar power plants at the production facilities of Al Ain Water and Al Foah, two of its key subsidiaries. The two solar PV power plants have capacities of around 5MWp at the two factories.

The initiative is expected to offset almost 20% of the energy consumptions for the factories each year, contributing to both sustainability gains and cost efficiencies. Over the next 25 years, the project will reduce CO2 emissions by 124,000 tonnes through guaranteed generation of 287,000 MWh of clean energy. This has an environmental impact of recycling 5.4 million single-use plastic bags, planting 2.1 million trees over a decade and eliminating the use of 53 million litres of gasoline.

“This solar energy project is a huge step forward in our pursuit of becoming a diversified, leading food and beverage company devoted to sustainability,” said Alan Smith, Group Chief Executive Officer of Agthia Group. “Food processors and manufacturers have significant hurdles in balancing safety and quality requirements with sustainable production techniques while boosting energy efficiency. By introducing solar into our energy mix, we significantly lower the carbon footprint associated with operations in these two locations. Additionally, collaborating with Yellow Door Energy resonates with our ideals of innovation, sustainability and responsibility.”

Further, Agthia is set to integrate renewable energy into its manufacturing processes through a long-term lease arrangement with Yellow Door Energy.

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