Mondelēz Bahrain Biscuits WLL, recently signed a solar power purchase agreement with Yellow Door Energy, a provider of sustainable energy for businesses in the Middle East and Pakistan.
Located at the state-of-the-art Mondelēz biscuit factory in Al-Hidd, Bahrain, the solar plant will have a capacity of 2.3 megawatts and will comprise over 4,200 solar panels for both rooftop and carport applications. Once completed, the solar plant is expected to produce 3,820 megawatt-hours of clean energy in the first year of operation, equivalent to reducing carbon emissions by 2,400 metric tonnes.
Plant Manager of Mondelēz Bahrain Biscuits WLL, Salah El Marasy, said: “This project will enable us to convert 24 percent of our energy usage into clean energy, which represents a major milestone in our sustainability agenda, in line with our global commitment to achieve net zero emissions across our full value chain by 2050.”
Chief Commercial Officer of Yellow Door Energy, Rory McCarthy, said: “This is our third project in Bahrain. Through our solar PPA, we help businesses in Bahrain switch to clean energy, reduce their electricity costs and contribute to the Kingdom’s Net Zero by 2060 Initiative.”
As the solar developer, Yellow Door Energy is responsible for financing, designing, building, commissioning, operating, and maintaining the solar plant for the duration of the agreement.