MUMBAI : PSA Mumbai has reached a significant milestone in its emissions reduction path with the commissioning of its 7.8 megawatt (MW) solar farm with O2 Power.
As a result, this makes PSA Mumbai India’s first 100 per cent renewable powered container terminal. The terminal has also set a goal of reducing carbon emissions by 50 per cent by 2030.
Another key project planned to meet this goal is the large-scale electrification of its equipment fleet, which includes the deployment of an all-electric Rubber-Tyred Gantry Crane (RTGC) fleet for Phase 2 development.
The first phase of electrifying all existing RTGCs is already underway and is expected to be completed by 2027.
PSA BDP’s upcoming e-truck launch in early 2024 is said to include the construction of a zero-emission green transport corridor in Nhava Sheva that would connect ports, CFS, and customer facilities.
PSA Mumbai CEO, Mr. Andy Lane, commented on the milestone: “We are delighted to commission our solar farm and with the switch to 100 per cent renewable power, achieve a significant reduction in our emissions.
“Supply chain users want greener and more sustainable transportation solutions to achieve emissions reduction targets: the successful completion of this initiative and projects such as the soon-to-be-delivered e-trucks underscores our commitment to meeting those requirements.
“We are very grateful for Jawaharlal Nehru Port Authority’s (JNPA) support during this process and are pleased to play our part towards JNPA’s target of 60 per cent usage of renewable power under Maritime India Vision 2030. With the solar farm’s expansion, we are also pleased to be growing our partnership with O2 Power.”
Mr. Kiran Kumar, Head of Open Access O2 Power, said: “Our interaction with the PSA Mumbai team over the last few months has been so mesmerising and feels like our own extended family of O2 Power by complimenting each other with various endeavours. We are proud to be partnering with the PSA group and look forward to a continued collaboration with PSA Mumbai for their overall sustainability initiatives.”
In March 2023, PSA Mumbai announced a partnership with O2 Power Pte Ltd (O2 Power) for the development of a 6.25 MW solar farm.