DP World targets 60% renewable power at Indian terminals by 2026
DP World initiates open access sourcing of green power at Nhava Sheva Terminals
DP World has announced a new sustainability target in India - at least 60 percent of the energy required at its terminal operations will come from renewable power sources by 2026.
Inspired by the Maritime Vision 2030, DP World’s sustainability efforts mirror the Indian government's commitment towards achieving 60 percent green power sourcing for the maritime sector by 2030, says an official release.
"To meet the target, DP World aims to switch all fossil fuel powered equipment and vehicles at its terminal operations in India to electric power. It has already initiated open access sourcing of green power at its two terminals in Nhava Sheva (NSIGT and NSICT) which will help replace about 75 percent of conventional electricity needs with green power, leading to about 50 percent reduction in carbon emissions at the facilities."
Rizwan Soomar, CEO and Managing Director, Middle East, North Africa and India Subcontinent, DP World says: “We are deeply committed to transforming our terminal operations to make trade greener and more efficient. As we progress on the path to meet 60 percent of power requirements at all our terminals from green sources by 2026, we will continue to be inspired by the tenets of the Maritime India Vision 2030 and will work towards fulfilling the national climate agenda to create shared value for our business and society. We plan to replicate the open access green power sourcing for all our other portfolio assets across India.”
DP World is already converting its fleet of diesel-powered rubber tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) to electric and setting up solar power installations across its terminals in India, the release added. "The company recently commissioned six new e-RTGS at Mundra International Container Terminal (MICT) in Gujarat and four new e-RTGs at the International Container Transhipment Terminal (ICTT) in Cochin, Kerala."
Renewable energy is also being integrated into the design of terminals. DP World’s new greenfield terminal at Tuna-Tekra in Gujarat is aiming to be 100 percent compliant with the government’s Green Ports guidelines to make it sustainable and resilient for the future. Globally, DP World is committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2040 and net zero carbon emissions by 2050 with an intermediate target of 28 percent reduction of carbon footprint by 2030, the release added.