The UAE's first green storage and warehouse facilities have been launched in Dubai, with plans also revealed for the construction of the Middle East's largest distributed solar rooftop project.
DP World, the operator of Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), will develop the latter project as part of its Solar Programme.
The largest distributed solar rooftop project in the Middle East will be constructed by DP World as part of its programme.
Additionally, 88,000 rooftop solar panels will be installed on DP World’s Dubai facilities. It is estimated that the panels will produce enough clean power for 3,000 homes a year.
Some of Jafza's cool storage facilities are now running entirely on solar energy, while some other warehouses will be part of the Solar Programme that is to be rolled out in the years to come.
The port operator said its initiative is aligned with United Nation’s ninth Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) to "build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialisation, and foster innovation".
Commenting on these investments, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, group chairman and chief executive officer of DP World, said: "Building green infrastructure allows us to reduce carbon footprint in our facilities.
"By investing in these projects, we also encourage the development of new skills, driving economic growth, and job creation."