RSA Global could power 1000 homes with new warehouse solar roof
Dubai-based 3PL RSA Global has launched the first solar rooftop in Dubai South on its flagship warehouse facility in Dubai Logistics City.
The project developed by SirajPower is expected to generate 1.1MW, which is roughly enough to provide power for around 1,000 homes.
Abhishek Shah, co-founder and group CEO of RSA Global, and David Auriau and Laurent Longuet, directors at Siraj Power, hosted a ceremony at RSA Global’s headquarters to showcase the project to customers and VIPs including Khalifa Al Zaffin, executive chairman of Dubai Aviation City Corporation and Dubai South.
The power plant, developed and installed by SirajPower will provide an alternative source of electricity for the next 15 years and generate 90% of the energy required for the facility.
The lease agreement between RSA Global and SirajPower signed earlier this year is aligned with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (DEWA) Shams Dubai initiative.
As part of the UAE Centennial Plan 2071, the UAE Energy Strategy 2050 has been announced to boost the country’s ambitions to increase the share of clean energy in the national energy mix to 27% by 2021 and 50% by 2050.
“In line with our core purpose of solving challenges for a better tomorrow, RSA Global is delighted to have achieved such an important milestone,” said Abhishek Shah, co-founder and group CEO of RSA Global. “It is never easy to be the first. We were the first company to come and set up in Dubai South and we take pride in overcoming challenges and adopting new technologies quickly - this is in our DNA and our team works tirelessly to stay at the forefront of innovation.”
“Together with SirajPower and all our partners, we believe in the importance of protecting our environment. We hope this will open the door for many others to follow in our first steps to contribute to the ambitious target set by the UAE leadership with the launch of the UAE Energy Strategy 2050 to increase clean energy use by 50%,” he added.
SirajPower has delivered this project under a fully financed leasing scheme. SirajPower’s value proposition requires neither upfront investment nor operational obligations from RSA Global.
SirajPower is a joint venture between Akuo Energy of France and Corys Environment of Dubai. It started operations on its first project in Dubai in January 2016, and since then has secured a number of large and prestigious projects, all with blue chip names in the region.
Siraj has also set out to finance 50 megawatts of solar rooftop projects over the next five years in Dubai as part of the Shams initiative.
RSA Global offers storage and 360-degree supply chain solutions, including distribution, transportation, and international freight. The member companies under RSA Global include RSA Logistics, RSA-TALKE, RSA Cold Chain and RSA NATIONAL.