MAPEI Construction Chemicals to reduce 800t of carbon emissions with 2,200 solar panels at Dubai plant

Staff Report,

22 Dec 2021

Italian construction giant’s solar plant installation project in partnership with Yellow Door to provide 1.2 megawatts of clean energy in its first year of operations

MAPEI Construction Chemicals to reduce 800t of carbon emissions with 2,200 solar panels at Dubai plant

MAPEI Construction Chemicals has partnered with UAE-based sustainable energy provider, Yellow Door Energy, to install over 2,200 solar panels at its manufacturing plant in Dubai Investment Park, UAE. The 1.2 megawatt solar plant will generate 1,922,000 kilowatt-hours of clean energy in its first year of operations.

A press announcement from the fully owned subsidiary of MAPEI Group, the world’s leading manufacturer of adhesives, sealants and chemical products for the construction industry, said that installation of the solar panels will commence in early 2022 and will cover an area of approximately 8,900 square metres of the plant’s rooftop, significantly lowering its electricity costs, with 85% of the Italian manufacturer’s energy consumption needs being generated through the solar lease.

The innovative manufacturing plant will reduce MAPEI’s carbon emissions by 800 tonnes, equivalent to carbon emissions generated from electricity usage of 145 homes for one year or charging 97 million smart phones.

Established on the ethos of buidling an environmentally friendly future, the Italian family based building solutions provider decided to enter into a solar lease with Yellow Door Energy further enhancing its position as a world leader in sustainable building solutions; aligned with its sustainable best practices alongside the UAE’s Net Zero by 2050 Strategic Initiative, which aims to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Stefano Iannacone, director – Middle East & Africa for MAPEI, said: “At MAPEI, sustainable best practices are embedded into our diverse range of building solutions and we are proud to partner with Yellow Door Energy on this pioneering initiative. MAPEI has always been at the forefront of innovative solutions that are in the best interest of the environment and communities across the world. We are delighted to contribute towards the UAE’s Net Zero initiative and will continue to implement forward-thinking sustainable solutions that can positively impact all stakeholders.”

Rory McCarthy, chief commercial officer of Yellow Door Energy, said: “We are honoured to partner with MAPEI and support its ambitious approach to sustainability for the construction industry. Solar power is an integral part of any business that wants to balance profitability and sustainability. Yellow Door Energy is humbled to contribute towards the UAE’s Clean Energy Strategy and the Net Zero by 2050 Strategic
Initiative. We also congratulate the nation’s leadership on the successful bid to host COP28 in 2023.”

Over the duration of the solar lease - which spans May 2022 until April 2042 - MAPEI will liaise with Yelow Door Energy over the installation of the 2,200 solar panels to finance, design, build, commission, operate and maintain the solar plant for the duration of the agreement.

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