GreenYellow signs major self-consumption solarization project with the port of Barranquilla

  • GreenYellow announces that it has signed a major agreement in Colombia with the Port of Barranquilla, enabling it to cover 31% of its infrastructure needs with solar energy, with the installation of a 2.047MWp photovoltaic power plant on a 12-hectare site.
  • The solarization of the Port of Barranquilla is a pioneering project for GreenYellow, the first of its kind for the Group.

A major project to develop GreenYellow and its platform of decarbonization offerings

GreenYellowa major player in the energy transition in France and abroad, is proud to launch its first project to solarize a port area, in collaboration with the Port of Barranquilla (Colombia).

The Group has signed a major project for one of Colombia's most important and strategic ports. Scheduled to cover around a third of the infrastructure's energy consumption, the facility will be one of the largest self-consumption photovoltaic power plants to be installed in a port area.

The project boasts a capacity of 2.047 MWp over a surface area of more than 12 hectares of solar panels. It will generate 3.1 GWh of low-carbon electricity per year, significantly reducing the port'sCO2 emissions by 15,289 tonnes. With this ambitious project, GreenYellow once again demonstrates its ability to support industrial players in their decarbonization trajectory with large-scale projects.

A strategic local project

The solarization of the Port of Barranquilla, a major axis of economic development for the country and the region, represents a significant impact in terms of energy supply and the transition to renewable energy sources. By choosing GreenYellow to support this project, Barranquilla has teamed up with a major player in solar self-consumption and decentralized energy transition, with a solid and long-standing presence in the country, with over 83.5MWp of installed capacity or in the process of being installed.

" GreenYellow has signed a strategic project with the Port of Barranquilla, emblematic of our ability to ensure the development, financing and operation of large-scale infrastructure projects, serving the energy transition of our clients. It's also a first for the Group in supporting port areas, which opens up many other opportunities in the face of the major decarbonization challenges facing the transport sector", emphasizes Gino Gauthier, Managing Director in charge of Development and Partnerships at GreenYellow.

"We are proud to be the energy ally of one of the country's most important ports, the Port of Barranquilla. This collaboration has enabled us to build five self-consumption installations with a total installed capacity of 2.047MWp. This project will cover 31% of the port's energy needs with 100% green electricity that will be self-consumed by the terminal, thus contributing to Colombia's energy transition", says Felipe Camargo, General Manager of GreenYellow Colombia.

"We're continuing to transform our terminal. This time with a project that will be more sustainable from an environmental point of view, more efficient in the use of resources and that will enable us to reduce our GHG emissions. It's a step towards a port that is ever more efficient, sustainable and at the cutting edge of technology," confides René Puche, President of the Port of Barranquilla.

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