APM Terminals Barcelona to increase solar array installation by 1,210 m2
APM Terminals Barcelona will generate up to 7.5% of its electricity from the sun in 2023, thanks to a 1,210 m2 expansion of its solar arrays. The company’s existing 980 solar panels, covering the employee car park, generated 565,000 kWh of electricity in 2022 - around 5.12% of the electricity consumed by the terminal, and the equivalent of powering 160 homes for a year.
During a visit by Lluís Salvadó, President of the Port of Barcelona, to observe current initiatives underway to support APM Terminals’ industry-leading decarbonisation goals, Jordi Llaguna, Head of Procurement & Decarbonization Lead at APM Terminals Spanish Gateways explained, "Our target is clear: our future investments are going to be focused on making decarbonisation at APM Terminals a success, and we are not going to be complacent."
APM Terminals' goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 70% by 2030 and achieve zero total emissions by 2040.
During the visit, the decarbonisation team highlighted current actions in support of this goal, including the tendering of a fleet of electrical auxiliary equipment, energy consumption optimisation, the active participation in working groups on sustainability and decarbonisation of the Port of Barcelona, and the fact that 100% of electricity purchased by the terminal since 2018 comes from renewable sources.
The management team also took the opportunity to present to the President, planned investments and the future strategy of APM Terminals in the Port of Barcelona.