Dubai-based DP World, a leading global marine terminal operator, plans to launch a major renewable energy project, reported Trade Arabia.

The announcement marks the start of the global “Go Green” campaign, a maritime industry initiative involving five of the world’s largest port operators – DP World, Hutchison Port Holdings Limited (HPH), APM Terminals and PSA International and the Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG).

The project involves rooftop solar panel mountings on DP world’s Jebel Ali free zone buildings and parking sheds, and several of its cruise terminal buildings in Port Rashid.

According to The National between 30MW and 40MW will be generated, which is about one third of the power used by the ports facility.

This meets international standards of success, given that this quantity is about one tenth of the electricity generated by the largest solar plant in the world, the Ivanpah Solar Power Facility in California’s Mohave Desert.

“It is a milestone in promoting the rational use of natural resources and creating innovative solutions that replace traditional energy sources,” said DP World chairman, Sultan bin Sulayem.

“We are delighted to contribute to the efforts that support the emirate’s economic growth and the drive to build a green economy”, he added.