PSA Mumbai commissions 1MW solar farm

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PSA Mumbai has inaugurated a new 1-megawatt (MW) Solar Farm.

The 1.3 hectare facility, finalised on 18 February 2022, features rooftop solar panels and is projected to generate 13 per cent of PSA Mumbai’s annual power requirements, reducing CO2 emissions by over 1,200 tonnes per year.

PSA Mumbai is targeting a 50 per cent reduction in carbon emissions by 2030 (against a 2019 baseline year).

Among major initiatives underway, the terminal will deploy a fleet of all-electric Rubber-Tyred Gantry (RTG) Cranes and other e-vehicle options for its Phase 2 development.

When the Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) rail link reaches JNPT, PSA can work towards the goal of carrying out zero-emission transportation of a container from a vessel alongside PSA Mumbai, via its DFC-ready rail yard to the National Capital Region; as well as many of the 56 Inland Container Depot destinations currently served by rail from the terminal.

Sivakumar Kaliannan, Managing Director of PSA Mumbai said: “We are very pleased to commission the solar farm and tap this resource for a brighter and cleaner tomorrow. Along with many other stakeholders, we are accelerating our efforts in this direction and are pleased to play our part towards meeting JNPT’s target under the Maritime India Vision 2030 of 60 per cent renewable power usage.”

Managing Director of PSA India Mike Formoso added: “The commissioning of this solar farm at PSA Mumbai underscores our drive to reduce emissions whilst growing PSA India’s volumes and footprint across India.

“Across our terminal and Container Freight Station entities, many more sustainability initiatives are well underway, ranging from biofuels to energy-efficient smart LED lighting as we work to halve our emissions by 2030.”

In December 2021 PSA Mumbai welcomed a new service operated by Samudera Shipping Line Ltd. after the M.V Sinar Sorong did its maiden call to the terminal on 29 November 2021.

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