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Malakoff Radiance Sdn Bhd, the solar arm of Malakoff Corporation Berhad, and Senai Airport Terminal Services Sdn Bhd have inked a Solar Power Purchase Agreement (SPPA) for the development and operation of a solar energy system at Senai Airport, Johor. The agreement was signed by Encik Anwar Syahrin Abdul Ajib, Malakoff’s Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, and Encik Kennedy Ayu, CEO of Senai Airport Terminal Services Sdn Bhd at a signing ceremony that was held at Senai Airport.
Under this agreement, Malakoff Radiance will install a solar photovoltaic (PV) facility under the Build, Own, and Operate (BOO) model at Senai Airport for a period of 15 years. With a generating capacity of 0.615 MWp and total electricity generation of 800 MWh per annum, the built-in solar panels are expected to contribute towards a carbon reduction of 555.2 tCO2e per year, which is equivalent to a carbon sequestration of 14,236 trees.
Commenting on the SPPA, Encik Anwar Syahrin is optimistic about the partnership as it will further accelerate Malakoff’s Renewable Energy growth and serve as a catalyst in driving the green energy transformation in the country. This strategic collaboration is also a continuation of Malakoff’s efforts to be the partner of choice for clients who are embarking on their sustainability journey to achieve their corporate green goals.
“Strategically located in one of the country’s flagship development zones – Iskandar Malaysia, Senai Airport ranks as one of the busiest and fastest growing airports in Malaysia while serving as an aviation gateway to the Southern region. With a multitude of traffic and growing energy consumption, the installation and operation of solar PV will further boost Senai Airport’s transition to green energy, thus saving electricity consumption and lowering carbon emissions. This sustainability-driven action plan serves as a testament to Malakoff’s commitment towards continuously delivering dependable, green energy to our communities as we aim to ultimately achieve the Nation’s target of becoming a carbon-neutral country by 2050,” he said.
Speaking on behalf of Senai Airport, Encik Kennedy Ayu said, “In line with the Group’s Environment, Sustainability and Governance (ESG) initiatives, Senai Airport is embarking towards becoming a green airport by integrating sustainability into its airport planning. Indisputably, climate change is one of the greatest challenges globally and we recognize that the aviation industry has a significant role to play in reducing its carbon impact on the environment.”
“In the interest of air safety and to conscientiously not disrupt the air traffic control sight, a detailed glare analysis has identified two rooftop locations – the terminal building and open car park. Additionally, we hope that this initiative will foster other energy-saving efforts amongst our stakeholders in the future,” he added.
Through this SPPA, Malakoff and Senai Airport continue to spearhead their sustainability agenda through comprehensive, best-in-class operations and a strong commitment to sustainability and innovation as they accelerate growth and embark on a common objective of reducing carbon footprints.