Imerys & Yellow Door Energy to install solar panels at alumina plant in Bahrain

By Arya M Nair, Intern Reporter
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Imerys, the world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, has partnered with Dubai-based Yellow Door Energy, the leading sustainable provider for businesses in the Middle East and Pakistan, to install over 8,500 solar panels at its white fused alumina production plant in Bahrain.

This alumina plant is operated by Imerys and Bahraini partner Al Zayani Industries. Midal Solar, a subsidiary of Midal Cables, has been selected as the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractor.

The solar plant, which will cover a total area of 25,000 square meters, will be connected to Imerys Al Zayani’s internal distribution network. It will have a capacity of 4,677 kWp and will generate 7,600 megawatt-hours of clean electricity in the first year of operation.

This will bring significant cost savings and reduce carbon emissions, in particular the carbon footprint of the white fused alumina produced in Bahrain, contributing to Bahrain’s Net Zero by 2060 Initiative.

Imerys aims to extract and transform minerals responsibly and sustainably over the long term to meet society’s needs. Through its SustainAgility program, the Group is committed to reducing carbon emissions by 36 percent by 2030.

This climate change roadmap is in line with the commitments of the Paris Agreement, with transparent objectives and concrete actions to significantly reduce the carbon emissions of its operations and develop low carbon products for its customers.

Philippe Bourg
Philippe Bourg
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Refractory, Abrasives & Construction
Imerys

“Our systematic approach to combating climate change permeates all aspects of our business, from the energy we buy and the processes we use to the way we manage our supply chain and the products we provide to our customers. This new project in Bahrain is a perfect example of how we act locally to make a difference globally. We are looking forward to the completion of this solar plant with our partner Yellow Door Energy.”

Mr. Rory McCarthy, Chief Commercial Officer of Yellow Door Energy, said that “Yellow Door Energy is honored to partner with Imerys Al Zayani and support its ambitious SustainAgility program and carbon reduction targets. As our company continues to grow in the Kingdom of Bahrain, we look forward to helping businesses switch to clean energy, reduce their electricity costs and contribute to the Kingdom’s Net Zero by 2060 Initiative.”

As the solar developer, Yellow Door Energy is responsible for financing, designing, building, commissioning, operating, and maintaining the solar plant for the duration of the agreement.

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