The reduction of CO2 emissions is part of Deutsche Post DHL’s Sustainability Strategy
DHL Global Forwarding and TotalEnergies have signed a contract for a solar energy project in Dubai.
It is in continuation with their Strategic Cooperation Agreement signed in 2019. TotalEnergies will solarize eight of DHL’s sites in Dubai to cover the equivalent of over 46,000msqm of photovoltaic panels.
The solar system will save more than 6,000t of CO2 the first year. The project complements Deutsche Post DHL Group’s sustainability roadmap to achieve zero-emissions logistics from 2050 onwards.
“With TotalEnergies, we have a partner at our side, not only to drive forward the use of alternative fuels but also to optimize our overall energy consumption. In this way, we are going step by step to achieve our ambitious target to reduce all logistics-related emissions to zero by the year 2050,” Amadou Diallo, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding Middle East and Africa.
The whole solar system will produce over 14,000 MWh per year, enough energy to power over 16,000 homes yearly in the UAE. In addition to supplying the sites with solar power eight electrical vehicle charging stations will also be installed. Thus, DHL Global Forwarding contributes to the Group’s goal of electrifying 60% of its fleet by 2030. “We are delighted to support DHL Global Forwarding with their green initiatives in the UAE of which solar will play an important part, and look forward to helping them reducing their carbon footprint in the region and beyond,” Hamady Sy, Managing Director at TotalEnergies Renewables Distributed Generation Middle East and Africa noted.