UAE-based logistics provider, Airlink International UAE, signs a solar leasing agreement of 1.3 MWp for its logistics center in JAFZA.
SirajPower, UAE’s leading distributed solar energy provider, today announced yet another significant solar leasing agreement signed with Airlink International UAE, one of the leading providers of cargo and logistics in the UAE.
SirajPower has been appointed as a long-term partner to finance, operate and maintain a 1.3 MWp solar rooftop plant for Airlink’s Logistics Centre in JAFZA. The project covers over 2,000 solar panels that will annually produce 2.1 GWh of clean energy and offset nearly 1,500 metric tons of CO2 emissions, corresponding to approximately 6,000,000 kilometers driven by an average vehicle passenger (or equivalent to more than 24,000 tree seedlings grown for 10 years).
With over 45 years of history, Airlink provides supply chain solutions, combining international air and ocean freight with comprehensive value-added logistics and supply chain services. The deal with SirajPower represents Airlink’s first major green undertaking.
Mohammed Abdulghaffar Hussain, Chairman of SirajPower, said “We are starting the new year on a high note, with a significant partnership between two of the most highly regarded, locally-owned businesses, providing end-to-end services in their respected fields. SirajPower and Airlink International UAE are both committed to offering a holistic experience to their customers while at the same time making energy consumption more efficient and mitigating climate change impacts. By doing so, we are also contributing to the UAE’s long-term vision for a greener economy to make the country one of the most sustainable in the world. SirajPower will spare no effort to continue encouraging and helping more local businesses in their transition to clean energy.”
Maitha Juma Saif Bin Bakhit, Chairperson of Airlink, said: “As a leading local company in the travel and logistics industry, we have a duty to support our government’s sustainability objectives. Our country has set ambitious targets, and we firmly believe that large local conglomerates like us can make a difference and accelerate our transition to clean energy. This project marks our key contribution to the UAE and the world for a greener environment as we celebrate our 45th year of operation in the market. We entrusted SirajPower to turn Airlink’s initiative of a sustainable energy-saving and greener footprint feasible.”
Earlier this year, SirajPower reported significant growth as it doubled its solar assets in 2020 to achieve a 100 MWp distributed solar portfolio, making it the most extensive in the region. The company currently operates over 180 solar plants across the UAE.