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Arla Foods Invests $1.3 Million For Largest Solar Power Plant Of Bahrain

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Arla Foods invested $1.3 million to install the largest solar power plant in Bahrain. The plant has 8000 square meters of solar panels. The plant is installed in Manama. 

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The plant has a capacity of 1.7 MWs and will generate 20% of the energy consumption needs. It will also reduce 1,600 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year. This project has created 200 indirect and direct job opportunities. 

Peder Tuborgh, CEO of Arla Foods said, “We have a growing business in MENA and has as such clearly identified it as one of our core markets in our latest five-year strategy, Future26. Bahrain and the site in Manama play a key role in our plans and it’s with great pleasure that we now see the site running at full capacity and delivering on its potential. A massive thank you to the team on the ground and the many partners involved in this project that made this possible.”

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“This project is a great example of strong cooperation by everyone involved and working closely together with local partners, including Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, and the Economic Development Board has played an integral part in making it a reality. We are grateful for the welcoming nature of the Bahraini people and are excited about what the future brings for Arla Foods in Bahrain,” he added.

Arla Foods is a major dairy company based out of the United Kingdom and in total it has invested $63 million to increase its production in Bahrain. The company has done this to increase the shelf life of the products and also reduce transportation costs. 

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