Posted on March 1, 2023
Nigerian maritime company, Nigerdock, has completed the first phase of its shift towards renewable energy. The company is developing a 20 MW solar power project at its Snake Island Integrated Free Zone in the Lagos Port Complex, as a part of its wider effort to enable the free zone to achieve green port status.
The development of solar power solutions and infrastructure at the Lagos Port serves as a wider effort by Nigerdock to generate clean, reliable, and sustainable energy in the free zone. The company has engaged the West African solar power provider Daystar Power, a subsidiary of Shell Global, for the development of its energy plan.
Maher Jarmakani, CEO of Nigerdock, said that improving energy consumption and reducing environmental footprints is vital to their long-term operations and success, making the Lagos Port a self-sustaining economic hub. The renewable energy solution will provide Nigerdock and its growing clientele with consistent and sustainable power and greater ease to conduct its businesses.
According to Jarmakani, solar power expansion is the next step in Nigerdock’s journey towards achieving the status of a green port. The project aligns with the company’s vision and commitment to the country’s Climate Change Act, blue economy, and UN sustainable development goals.
Christian Wessels, President of Daystar Power, said, the solar energy project at the Lagos Port Complex is an excellent achievement for the region’s maritime industry. Daystar Power supports Nigerdock’s growth and its adoption of solar energy solutions to power the free zone.
Nigerdock’s solar energy-based operations enable the company to achieve significant emission reduction targets. Solar power currently helps the maritime company to reduce nearly 40% of its daytime energy consumption and cut off the Port’s annual carbon dioxide emissions by roughly 2,000 tons.