DB Schenker picks Amana to build solar plant on Dubai warehouse
DB Schenker has contracted UAE-based Amana Contracting and Steel Buildings to build a 2.3MWp rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant at its warehouse in Dubai South.
Amana will carry out system design, authority approvals, procurement, construction, and testing and commissioning activities in line with the construction programme and will also be responsible for its operations once the building is handed over.
The solar PV system will be composed of 7,000 high-efficiency 72-cell solar modules and other state-of-the-art proprietary components expected to generate 3,675 MWh of energy during its first year of operation and roughly 85,000 MWh throughout its lifetime.
The installation comes as part of Phase Two of DB Schenker’s 35,000-sq-m temperature-controlled warehouse, said a statement from the company.
With this 2.3MWp installation, DB Schenker is planning to offset close to 100% of the building’s consumption requirement and will be the first solar PV rooftop plant of its size with the solar system commissioned simultaneously with the building completion.
The new warehouse has a 3,500-sq-m mezzanine area for value-added services, the largest investment in the history of DB Schenker Middle East & Africa.
Since 2016, Amana’s solar department has successfully completed and connected several rooftop projects to the grid, making it one of the leading rooftop solar EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) companies in the UAE.