June 22, 2024
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WACT Signs Major Solar Lease Agreement With Starsight Energy

The West Africa Container Terminal (WACT) has signed an important Solar Lease Agreement with Starsight Energy. The deal is expected to provide 1.2-Gigawatt hours of solar electricity each year over a 15-year period. This will see 30% of the Terminals’ electricity switch from Diesel generators to renewable sources in 2024.

The step is a major one in WACT’s commitment  achieving net-zero emissions and contributing to APM Terminals’ industry-leading global commitment to be fully net zero by 2040, and to reduce our scope 1 and 2 emissions by 65% by 2030 compared to 2022.

WACT’s Managing Director, Jeethu Jose, laid emphasis on the company’s dedication to decarbonisation, “The topic of decarbonisation and renewable energy is something I am passionate about. This signing marks the first big step towards WACT’s net-zero journey, and it’s a moment we can all be proud of,” he said.

Managing Director of Starsight Energy Nigeria, Ladi Sanni, on her part, showed the significance of the partnership, stating, “This collaboration supports our mission of assisting global brands like APM Terminals/WACT transition to clean energy. It is a testament to Starsight Energy and WACT’s forward-thinking energy management and environmental stewardship approach.”

The partnership signifies a crucial step towards a more sustainable future for WACT and the Nigerian energy sector. The projects, aligns with Nigeria’s goal of transitioning from fossil fuels to cleaner energy sources.

The signing ceremony was attended by APM Terminals Nigeria board members, management of APM Terminals Nigeria, WACT, and Starsight Energy.

 

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