Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering Holdings has announced that its operation yard, in Pasir Gudang, Johor is now powered by solar following the completion of rooftop solar photovoltaic panels installation by Petronas.
The completion of the 8.3 megawatt peak (MWp) solar rooftop at MMHE West represents the largest rooftop solar installation in a single compound within Malaysia. The 18,720 units of solar PV panels with a total size of 440,496 square feet (sq ft) will provide energy for 8 buildings at MMHE West. These panels collectively generate an estimated
10,000-megawatt hours (MWh) of clean energy each year. This subsequently translates to a reduction of an approximate 6,286 tonnes of carbon emissions into the atmosphere annually. This amounts to 132,000 tonnes of carbon emissions reduced throughout the 21 years which is equivalent to planting 2 million trees.
Power generated from the solar PV panels is sufficient to light up 725 double-storey homes for a full year. It is estimated that RM30 million will be saved in electricity bills throughout the 21 years agreement it has with Petronas. MD & CEO of MHB, Pandai Othman said, “ with this in place, we will now be utilising clean and renewable energy for our operations and reducing our carbon footprint.
Aside from the installation of solar PV panels, MMHE also have other environmental sustainability efforts in place which its currently intensifying, including energy saving, waste management and water conservation. Oil and gas players are actively looking to diversify their portfolio and dependency on fossil fuel, MMHE acknowledge the dynamics of the energy industry and have expanded its strategies in exploring opportunities in renewable energy sector which include the construction of offshore wind farm structures.
Petronas is embarking on a journey to adopt sustainable energy source for its assets across the globe in its efforts towards achieving the Net Zero Carbon Emission 2050.