Solarvest Holdings Berhad has been picked for the installation of rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems by Westports Malaysia Sdn Bhd.
A leading port operator Westports Malaysia will be using the PV systems across two of their warehouse facilities. This comes as a strategic move toward sustainable operations as Westports aims to reduce its carbon footprint by integrating solar power into its operations.
According to the company, Solarvest will handle the engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning (EPCC) of a 7.7-megawatt-peak (MWp) solar installation.
Westports has expected the completion of this installation by mid-2024. The warehouse is located in Port Klang in Malaysia.
According to the companies, the installation will offset approximately 6,500 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually for Westports. The company has set an Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) target of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Datuk Ruben Emir Gnanalingam bin Abdullah, Executive Chairman and Group Managing Director of Westports, was quoted in a statement, “Westports is committed to achieving Operational Net Zero emissions by 2050. The transition to cleaner energy stands as a significant pillar in our journey.”
Meanwhile, Executive Director and Group Chief Executive Officer of Solarvest, Davis Chong Chun Shiong, remarked, “With this latest appointment by Westports, we aim to collaborate closely with one of Southeast Asia’s largest port operators to significantly reduce their carbon footprint, contributing to Malaysia’s overall commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 45% by 2030.”