ADNOC Distribution announced a partnership with Emerge – a joint venture of Masdar and EDF – to install solar rooftops on-site at its network of service stations, starting in Dubai in 2023.
ADNOC Distribution will receive a turnkey solution from Emerge. The agreement covers finance, design and procurement, construction, operation, maintenance, and operations of solar panels at new service stations in Dubai as well as retrofitting older ones.
ADNOC Distribution’s commitment to decarbonisation is part of the company’s sustainability plan. It aims to reduce its carbon footprint by 25% between now and 2030.
The company has also committed to exploring additional decarbonisation options with solar power in its other industrial facilities across the Emirates.
Eng. Bader Saeed Al Lamki CEO of ADNOC Distribution said, “At the core, we believe sustainability is fundamental to future-focused vision. In order to achieve this, we have made partnerships with leading industry players in the sector a key part of our strategy. We are looking forward to working together with Masdar and EDF in order to achieve our ambitious goals, while simultaneously increasing our competitiveness and improving our business performance. ADNOC Distribution has achieved a significant milestone with today’s announcement in its ongoing efforts towards achieving the highest levels of efficiency and supporting its broader objectives.”
Chief Executive Officer, Masdar, Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi said that this latest project highlighted the role Emerge and Masdar play in helping industries decarbonise throughout the UAE and beyond. We are looking forward to working with ADNOC Distribution in order to achieve their decarbonization goals, as we continue to provide support to the UAE’s broader clean energy strategies.
Luc Koechlin is the Chief Executive Officer Middle East of EDF Group. He said, “At the forefront of the upcoming COP28, we actively support the decarbonisation of Middle East C&I business. We’re helping to pave the way for a sustainable future through this latest ADNOC Distribution Project. We are pleased to partner with ADNOC Distribution to deploy our carbon neutrality pledges in the region.”