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PROMINENT LOCAL GROUP OF COMPANIES TO IMPLEMENT SOLAR PROJECTS ACROSS THE UAE

Al Ghurair Group partners with SirajPower to support its commitment to sustainability

  • The partnership demonstrates the increasing number of local conglomerates shifting to solar energy
  • The initial phase of the new deal includes a 1.8 MWp solar rooftop plant for Gulf Extrusions at Jebel Ali

UAE, Dubai 25th November 2020: SirajPower, UAE’s leading distributed solar energy provider, is in collaboration with Al Ghurair Group, one of the largest diversified family business groups in the Middle East, to implement solar systems across their facilities in the UAE. As a first initiative, SirajPower has been appointed to design, construct, operate, and maintain a 1.8 MWp solar rooftop plant for Gulf Extrusions’ facility located at Jebel Ali in Dubai. The aluminum rails that will be used to mount the solar PV panels will be manufactured by Gulf Extrusions. The project covers 4,500 solar panels that will annually produce/generate 3 GWh of clean energy, and offsetting over 2,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions, corresponding to more than 8,000,000 kilometers driven by an average vehicle passenger (or equivalent to more than 35,000 trees seedlings grown for 10 years).
 
Al Ghurair Group is the latest addition to SirajPower’s impressive and continuously growing portfolio of blue-chip names in the UAE – over 170 solar plant assets across the country to date. This is a new collaboration with one of the most influential local and regional family businesses with six decades of heritage embarking on the UAE’s promising path to sustainability and renewable energy. 
 
Laurent Longuet, CEO of SirajPower, part of Green Coast Enterprises, said: “We are honored to welcome Al Ghurair Group to our esteemed network of green businesses. It is one of the most respected and diverse local and regional conglomerates with a strong heritage and spirit of enterprises that unite us with our locally- owned mother company, Green Coast Enterprises. History is now bringing us together to pursue the bold vision of our local leadership on sustainability. The shift to solar became a reality in the UAE, and this is being proven with the growing number of local groups adopting clean energy. Their cross-sectorial activities have a positive impact on the flourishing economy of the UAE, so having Al Ghurair Group on board is another milestone for us.”
 
Christian Witsch, CEO of Gulf Extrusions LLC – Al Ghurair Group, added: “SirajPower rapidly made itself a name in the market to become synonymous with innovation and sustainability. The synergies between both local powerhouses are expansive. As a group, we pride ourselves on our continuous contribution to the UAE's growth and success, and this must also go hand in hand with the way we operate. Our partnership with SirajPower is in line with our commitment to environmental sustainability. We spare no effort to explore the implementation of new solutions which create a positive impact on our environment and help to achieve the ambitious clean energy targets set by our local leadership.”
 
The increasing number of new businesses, especially prominent local groups, opting for solar services is becoming significant in the UAE.