Middle East Navigation Aids Service (MENAS), IFAN’s operational arm in the Middle East, has underscored its commitment to the environment and renewable energy by officially unveiling its new solar power project that will save up to 90% of the company’s electrical energy consumption.
In a project lasting several months, the Photovoltaic (PV) Solar System was installed on the MENAS building’s roof and car park in Bahrain and is equipped with a remote monitoring system to monitor the energy and performance. The power generated will be used by the MENAS buildings and any surplus will be fed to the grid.
In a speech delivered during the opening ceremony on 6th February, Catherine Mulvihill, CEO of MENAS’ parent organisation, IFAN, which funded the project, extended her deep thanks and appreciation to His Excellency the Minister of Electricity and Water Affairs, Mr Yasser bin Ebrahim Humaidan, for his prominent role in supporting sustainable economic growth and encouraging the trend to adopt renewable energy projects in partnership with the private sector. His Excellency was joined at the ceremony by a group of directors and officials from the Ministry of Electricity and Water Affairs.
Ms Mulvihill also welcomed His Excellency the Undersecretary for Ports and Maritime Affairs at Ministry of Transportation, Mr Badr Hood Al-Mahmood, who also attended the ceremony with a group of Port and Maritime Affairs officials.
Mahdi Al-Mosawi, General Manager of MENAS, stated during the ceremony that the production capacity of the solar panels on the company’s buildings and parking lots reaches 278 kilowatts, indicating that the project is one of the company’s most important investments in renewable energy.
The opening ceremony concluded with the presentation of a souvenir gift by Guy Mason, Chairman of IFAN to His Excellency Mr Yasser bin Ebrahim Humaidan, Minister of Electricity and Water Affairs, and to the Green Innova company, which installed the solar panels.
Pictured, left to right, are IFAN CEO Catherine Mulvihill, HE Mr. Yasser Humaind bin Ebrahim Humaidan (Minister of Ministry of Electricity & Water MEWA) and HE Mr. Bader hood AL Mahmood (Undersecretary of Ports Maritime Affairs PMA), IFAN Chairman Guy Mason and Mahdi Al-Mosawi, General Manager, MENAS.