GAC Bahrain’s Facility at Al Hidd Plans Rooftop Solar Power Generation
Leading shipping and forwarding agency GAC Bahrain has made major progress on its Sustainability Action Plan by installing photovoltaic solar panels on the rooftop of its warehouse at Bahrain Investment Wharf, Al Hidd.
The 552 panels will generate approximately 300KW of solar power to meet the facility’s electricity needs.
Johan Fulke, GAC Bahrain’s Managing Director said: “This is a vital step moving forward in our green journey and also demonstrates our pledge to use renewable resources in line with the country’s Economic Vision 2030 and GAC Group’s commitment to adapt, innovate and reduce in its activities towards a sustainable future.”
For the project, GAC Bahrain has partnered with Al Mannai Projects, part of the Mannai Group Bahrain, which is one of the Kingdom's oldest and leading business corporations whose Renewable Energy Division provides solar energy solutions to homes, offices, retail and more.
Al Mannai Projects' CEO, Talal Al Mannai, said: "We are proud to be part of this project and provide optimised design under the International and Bahrain Electricity and Water Authority (EWA) Standards of high-quality products. Delivering reliable and sustainable solar power is one of Al Mannai Projects' strategies."
The solar project is linked to Bahrain’s Economic Vision 2030 which aims to reduce emissions by 30% through decarbonisation and doubling its deployment of renewables.
10% of this is expected to be achieved with 710 megawatts of solar power reducing greenhouse gas CO2 emissions by 784,000 tonnes across the country every year.