by FAREZZA HANUM RASHID
MALAKOFF Radiance Sdn Bhd, the photo voltaic arm of Malakoff Corp Bhd, has signed a Photo voltaic Energy Buy Settlement (SPPA) with Senai Airport Terminal Companies Sdn Bhd for the event and operation of a photo voltaic vitality system at Senai Airport, Johor.
The settlement was signed by Malakoff MD/CEO Anwar Syahrin Abdul Ajib and Senai Airport Terminal Companies CEO Kennedy Ayu at Senai Airport on December 2.
Underneath this settlement, Malakoff Radiance will set up a photo voltaic photovoltaic (PV) facility underneath the construct, personal and function (BOO) mannequin at Senai Airport for 15 years.
With a producing capability of 0.615MWp and a complete electrical energy era of 800MWh per yr, the built-in photo voltaic panels are anticipated to contribute to a carbon discount of 555.2 tCO2e per yr, which is equal to the carbon sequestration of 14,236 timber .
Anwar Syahrin is optimistic concerning the partnership as a result of it’ll additional speed up the expansion of renewable vitality (RE) in Malakoff and function a catalyst to push the change of inexperienced vitality within the nation.
This strategic collaboration can be a continuation of Malakoff’s efforts to be the partner-of-choice for purchasers beginning their sustainability journey to realize their company inexperienced targets.
“Strategically situated in one of many nation’s flagship growth zones, Iskandar Malaysia, Senai Airport ranks as one of many busiest and quickest rising airports in Malaysia, whereas serving because the aviation gateway to the southern area.
“With heavy visitors and rising vitality consumption, the set up and operation of photo voltaic PV will tremendously improve Senai Airport’s transition to inexperienced vitality, thereby saving electrical energy consumption and decreasing carbon emissions .
“This sustainability-driven motion plan serves as a testomony to Malakoff’s dedication to the continued supply of dependable, inexperienced vitality to our communities as we intention to in the end obtain the nation’s purpose of changing into a carbon impartial nation by 2050, ” he mentioned.
In the meantime, Kennedy mentioned that in step with Senai Airport’s Atmosphere, Sustainability and Governance (ESG) initiatives, the group has began to turn out to be a inexperienced airport by integrating the airport’s sustainability planning.
“Undeniably, local weather change is without doubt one of the greatest challenges dealing with the world and we all know that the aviation trade has an essential function to play in decreasing its carbon affect on the surroundings.
“Within the curiosity of air security and so as to not impede the view of air visitors management, an in depth evaluation of the glare recognized two places of the roof – the terminal constructing and open parking zone.
“Moreover, we hope that this initiative will promote different energy-saving efforts by our stakeholders sooner or later,” he added. By means of this SPPA, Malakoff and Senai Airport proceed to steer their sustainability agenda by way of complete,
best-in-class operations and powerful dedication to sustainability and innovation, as they speed up progress and embark on a standard purpose of decreasing carbon footprints.
- This text first appeared in The Malaysian Reserve weekly print version