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Hutchison Ports installs solar panels on Barcelona container terminal

Hutchison Ports BEST (Barcelona Europe South Terminal) terminal, located in the Port of Barcelona, Spain has installed 1,832 solar panels on almost 5,000 m² of its buildings.

The company has already contracted electricity with a 100% renewable origin guarantee at the beginning of 2022, in order to maintain its commitment to the decarbonisation of the sector.

This is an auto-supply installation capable of generating 1.18 GWh of electricity, equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of about 200 homes. The installed power is almost 1 MWh (833.56 kWh). The company in charge of installing the panels is Solar Profit.

Estefanía Soler, head of sustainability at BEST, stated, "These efforts contribute to further reducing the terminal’s carbon footprint, with BEST’s emissions being 65% lower than conventional manual terminals."

On 18 November, BEST received a visit from a delegation from the Port of Barcelona, with Damià Calvet as the highest authority, to see the installation of the solar panels in situ.

Calvet commented, "in the Port Community of Barcelona we are working together to promote the decarbonisation of port activity. Achieving the goal of having a carbon neutral port is everyone’s responsibility and actions such as this one by BEST are the way to achieve it."

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