Nigerian container terminal operator signs PPA for solar power

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  • APM Terminals’ West Africa Container Terminal (WACT) has signed a strategic Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Starsight Energy, for a 1.2 Gigawatt hour (GWh) via a 1092kWp solar-only system at its facility in Onne Port, Rivers State.
  • WACT said the partnership marks a significant step forward in the company’s vision on its net zero journey.

Under the PPA, Starsight Energy will deliver 1.2GWh of solar green energy to WACT during a period of 15 years. This green energy will offset approximately 30 per cent of the total terminal energy demand.

Speaking during the signing of the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), the Managing Director of WACT, Jeethu Jose said: “The topic of decarbonization and green energy is something I am passionate about. A year or two back when we brought this topic up, I wasn’t 100 per cent sure we would reach here. “As part of the overall group’s strategy to decarbonize the entire industry in the world, Nigeria plays a key role in that and for me and all of us in the room, this is the first big step towards that journey. Today is a moment we record in WACT’s history as something that we would all be proud of.”

The West Africa Container Terminal (WACT) which is owned by APM Terminals is the first greenfield container terminal in Nigeria to be built under a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model. The terminal is located within the Oil and Gas Free Zone in Onne Port, Rivers State. Over the years, it has grown to become the most efficient gateway to markets outside West Nigeria and it is a major gateway to East Nigeria.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal


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