Adnoc, Japan Petroleum signs renewable energy agreement

Photovoltaic solar powered operation will commence from December 2018 onwards

Adnoc Distribution has signed an agreement with Japan Cooperation Centre Petroleum (JCCP) to supply, install and pilot the use of photovoltaic (PV) solar power system.

The renewable energy agreement, reflects Adnoc Distribution’s commitment to efficiency, sustainability and the environment as it transforms and modernises its operations by piloting and adopting the latest technologies, as per the company statement. The PV solar power system will be installed at one of Adnoc’s service stations on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

Saeed Al Rashdi, Adnoc Distribution’s acting CEO, said: “For many years, the UAE and Japan have together been building strong bilateral relations that span trade and investment, culture, tourism and education.”

He added: “Solar energy and, more broadly, energy efficiency are areas of particular strength in Japan, and we are delighted to be the host for this project as it aligns well with our own goals for Adnoc Distribution. Our agreement with JCCP is an important addition to our programmes to drive greater efficiency with the organisation.”

“As well as the work we are doing on solar power, we have a growing natural gas vehicle, NGC, operation available at 24 stations, and are actively installing electric vehicle chargers. There is serious momentum to our alternative fuels offering,” he concluded.

The signing ceremony was attended by Abdulla Salem Al Dhaheri, director of marketing, sales and trading at Adnoc Group and member of the Adnoc Distribution Board of Directors; Kanji Fujiki, the Japanese Ambassador to the UAE and Al Rashdi besides deputy CEO John Carey; JCCP’s senior executive director Eiji Hiraoka and Abu Dhabi GM of Cosmo Engineering Company, Ryota Seno.

JCCP appointed Cosmo Engineering to carry out the PV solar work at the service station, which will commence operations in December 2018.

This agreement will help promote the utilisation of solar energy use in the UAE and is a steady step towards achieving a green economy in the UAE, said Ambassador Fujiki.

“This is a pilot step in a number of initiatives that will help introduce small power generation facilities for businesses to use and for households in the UAE in the near future,” he noted.


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