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Fiji Ports Plan To Use Solar Energy

“The use of solar energy at our ports are being explored as we are in discussion with relevant stakeholders to operationalise this opportunity.”
19 Oct 2022 16:53
Fiji Ports Plan To Use Solar Energy
Port of Suva.

Fiji Ports Terminal Limited (FPTL) is in discussions with relevant stakeholders for the possible use of solar energy to power port operations.

Head of corporate services Salesh Kumar said the plan was to try and reduce carbon footprint from Suva and Lautoka Ports.

Mr Kumar said FPTL has various initiatives in place to reduce its carbon footprint.

“One of our key focus is to continuously improve our operational efficiency which ensures that we are energy efficient,” he said.

 

“The digitalisation and automation of port process are being vigorously pursued.”

“A robust preventive maintenance for all port machinery and equipment are undertaken.”

“The use of solar energy at our ports are being explored as we are in discussion with relevant stakeholders to operationalise this opportunity.”

He added FPTL have been working to ensure its terminals are fully digitalised and automated to meet the demand for port services.

 

Most of the core terminal functions are digitalised and automated while FPTL works and on digitalising and automating other related aspects.

Mr Kumar said FPTL has been looking at other initiatives to help reduce carbon footprints.

“Such as a robust waste management plan, reduction in electricity and paper usage have been implemented,” he said.

“It is equally important that our people and other stakeholders are educated on these initiatives.”

 

He said FPTL continuously explores opportunities to invest in initiatives that contributes to environmental sustainability.

“All our operations are underpinned by the notion of ensuring environmental sustainability and workers health and safety,” said Mr Kumar.

“Stakeholder consultation has been vital in ensuring sustainable port operations.”

 

Feedback: laiseana.nasiga@fijisun.com.fj



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