SirajPower goes live with solar rooftop for RSA-TALKE

SirajPower goes live with solar rooftop for RSA-TALKE
Published: 2 July 2019 - 7 a.m.
By: Martin Menachery
SirajPower announced the installation of a solar power plant on the premises of RSA-TALKE, the chemicals-focused subsidiary of the RSA Global group of companies, thus continuing its strategic partnership with the supply chain solution specialists.

The installation is located on the rooftop of RSA-TALKE’s non-dangerous goods chemical facility in Dubai South. This is the fourth solar power plant installed by SirajPower on an RSA Global building since the signature of the fully financed leasing scheme two years ago, which at the time made RSA was the first to go solar in Dubai South.

RSA-TALKE, a joint venture between RSA Global and German logistics veterans, the TALKE Group, is a Supply chain partner for the chemical and petrochemical industry in Europe, Middle East, United States, India and China.

The agreement with SirajPower includes the installation, financing and operation of a 1MWp PV system on RSA-TALKE’s warehouses, under a 20 years leasing scheme. The plant will cover more than 78% of the electricity consumptions, saving 1,100 tonnes of CO2 from the first year of operation.

To mark the occasion, an inaugural ceremony was held at RSA-TALKE’s offices in Dubai South with the attendance of Abhishek Ajay Shah, co-founder and Group CEO of RSA Global, Markus Koespel, general manager of RSA-TALKE, and senior leadership from SirajPower, including Mohammed Abdulghaffar Hussain, chairman, and Laurent Longuet, CEO, as well as other guests.

Shah said: “At RSA Global, sustainability is at the forefront of every decision we take as a business and across all our affiliates. We embarked on a green journey with SirajPower two years ago following our first solar rooftop deal, and became pioneers in our industry. The successful partnership led us to working together on the installation of solar rooftops on our fourth facility.”

“We are committed to push the boundaries to offer value to our customers. In the long run, we benefit from the decision of moving towards renewable energy; consistent savings in the electricity expenses, low maintenance costs and a greener footprint are some of the advantages we do not take for granted.”

Longuet said: “Our long-term partnership with RSA Global is a great achievement. It demonstrates the value of the unique service we provide in the market and the trust our team has been able to build over the past few years. We see a big push towards solar in different sectors of the market including logistics.”

The buildings of these companies consume a lot of power, thus making an impact on their carbon footprint is becoming inevitable. We are grateful for the high level of engagement between both parties and delighted to continue supporting RSA Global and its affiliates solving challenges to move to a greener and more sustainable future.”

SirajPower continues to grow its portfolio in the UAE with over 50MWp leasing scheme secured across the UAE, making the company the market leader in distributed solar energy. The company reported earlier this year being in negotiations for other projects with total capacity of approximately 100MWp. It is also eyeing further expansion in the GCC region.

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