Arla Meals to energy dairy manufacturing facility in Bahrain with photo voltaic power

March 29 (Renewables Now) – Denmark-based dairy cooperative Arla Meals has constructed a 1.7-MW photo voltaic plant in Bahrain which is able to partly cowl the electrical energy wants of its manufacturing website within the capital of Manama.

The electrical energy produced by the photo voltaic cells put in on an space of 8,000 sq m (9,568 sq yd) can be sufficient to fulfill about 20% of the manufacturing facility’s annual power consumption. The commissioning of the plant will minimize the manufacturing website’s carbon footprint by 1,600 tonnes per yr.

The meals firm mentioned final week it had invested USD 1.3 million (EUR 1.18m) within the mission.

Arla Meals acquired the manufacturing website in 2019 from Mondelez Worldwide (NASDAQ:MDLZ). Since then, a complete of USD 63 million has been invested to lift the manufacturing capability of the manufacturing facility. Now, it produces about 80,000 tonnes of cheese and cream merchandise with the majority of the merchandise bought within the Center East and North Africa.

(USD 1 = EUR 0.912)

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