Masdar to explore clean energy options for DP World ports

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June 23 (Renewables Now) - Dubai-based marine terminal operator DP World and Masdar, Abu Dhabi's renewable energy company, will partner to explore clean energy options for DP World's ports and freezones in the Middle East and Africa.

Under a memorandum of understanding (MoU), unveiled on Thursday, Masdar is to help DP World secure power generation that is "sustainable, reliable and cost-effective", with a focus on remote or off-grid locations. The renewable energy company will provide project management services, from concept to realisation.

The collaboration will start with a review of DP World's operations at the Port of Berbera in Somaliland. The focus will be on hybrid solar photovoltaic (PV)-diesel plants, water treatment and other technical advisory services for power generation.

"We look forward to this partnership with a world leader in renewable and clean energy that will help reduce our carbon footprint in the region and to develop long term energy solutions for the communities in which we operate," said DP World head Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem.

The agreement will also examine energy efficiency upgrade options across DP World's ports and terminals in the region.

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