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DHL Global Forwarding, TotalEnergies ink a partnership to develop a solar project

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TotalEnergies and DHL Global Forwarding, the world’s top provider of air, ocean, and road freight services, have inked a contract for a solar energy project in Dubai on October 13, 2021 in Dubai.  It’s a follow-up to their Strategic Cooperation Agreement, which they inked in 2019. TotalEnergies will solarize eight DHL locations in Dubai, totaling more than 46,000m2 of photovoltaic panels. In the first year, the solar system will save almost 6,000 tons of CO2. The project is in line with Deutsche Post DHL Group’s environmental agenda, which calls for zero-emission logistics by 2050.

“Dubai has a clear advantage in terms of solar energy, with an annual average of 8.7 hours of sunshine each day. “I’m further happier that we’ll be able to use this asset to promote our environmental aims,” says Amadou Diallo, CEO of DHL Global Forwarding Middle East and Africa. “We have a partner in TotalEnergies who can help us not just advance the usage of alternative fuels but also optimize our entire energy consumption.” As a result, we’re making progress toward our ambitious goal of reducing all logistics-related emissions to zero by 2050.”

The solar system as a whole will generate over 14,000 MWh per year, enough energy to power over 16,000 houses in the UAE each year. In addition to providing solar energy to the locations, eight electric vehicle charging stations will be erected. DHL Global Forwarding therefore helps the Group achieve its aim of electrifying 60% of its fleet by 2030.

“We are delighted to support DHL Global Forwarding with their green initiatives in the UAE, of which solar will play an important role, and look forward to helping them reduce their carbon footprint in the region and beyond,” Hamady Sy, Managing Director of TotalEnergies Renewables Distributed Generation Middle East and Africa, said.

Not only does the solar system create more sustainable energy, but 85 percent of the solar modules are recycled as part of the program. Additionally, they are made entirely in Landfill Free certified factories. All of this adds to a more sustainable product cycle and saves over 150,000 tons of CO2 over the course of the contract.

DHL Global Forwarding is constantly improving the carbon efficiency of its transportation network, fleet, and real estate in accordance with its goal of “burn less – burn clean.” To meet its sustainability goals, Deutsche Post DHL Group is investing €7 billion in climate-neutral logistics solutions through 2030, when renewable fuels should account for at least 30% of its fuel demands.

About DHL

DHL is the world’s most well-known logistics company. Our DHL divisions provide a comprehensive range of logistical services, including national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillment, international express, road, air, and ocean transportation, and industrial supply chain management. DHL connects people and organizations securely and reliably in more than 220 countries and territories across the world, enabling global sustainable commerce flows. With specialist solutions for growth markets and industries such as technology, life sciences and healthcare, engineering, manufacturing, and energy, auto-mobility and retail, DHL is decisively positioned as “The logistics company for the world”.

The Deutsche Post DHL Group owns DHL. In 2020, the Group produced revenues of almost 66 billion euros. The Group makes a good contribution to the world through sustainable business practices and a dedication to society and the environment. By 2050, the Deutsche Post DHL Group wants to be a zero-emissions logistics company.

About TotalEnergies

TotalEnergies is a global energy corporation that produces and markets oil, biofuels, natural gas, and green gases, as well as renewables and electricity. Our tens of thousands of employees are dedicated to making energy more affordable, clean, and reliable for as many people as possible. TotalEnergies, which is present in more than 130 countries, places sustainable development in all of its aspects at the center of its initiatives and activities in order to contribute to people’s well-being.

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