India's First Renewable-Powered BMCT Box Terminal


bmctBMCT, operated by PSA International Pvt Ltd at Jawaharlal Nehru Port and managed by Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals Pvt Ltd, proudly announced its distinction as India's inaugural container terminal powered entirely by renewable energy. Through a collaboration with O2 Power Pvt Ltd, a 7.8 MW solar farm was successfully established, marking a significant milestone. BMCT, the largest of Jawaharlal Nehru Port's five container terminals in terms of berth length and capacity, achieved its highest throughput of 2 million twenty-foot equivalent units in the calendar year 2023, since its inception in February 2018.

PSA International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Temasek Holdings (Pvt) Ltd, a Singaporean government-owned state-holding company, has made substantial strides in reducing emissions. BMCT, also known as PSA Mumbai, views the launch of the 7.8 MW solar farm as a significant achievement. With plans to expand the solar farm to 10 MW by June 2024, representing an increase by 2.2 MW, the terminal aims to bolster its sustainability efforts. This expansion is expected to cater to over 75 percent of the facility's power requirements. Additionally, BMCT will procure the remaining renewable energy from Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (MSEDCL) and other providers.

Projections indicate a substantial reduction of approximately 16,000 tonnes in CO2 equivalent emissions annually and an estimated total reduction of over 350,000 tonnes over the terminal's operational lifespan. O2 Power, an Indian renewable energy platform supported by EQT Infrastructure from Sweden and Temasek Holdings (Pvt) Ltd, has constructed and will oversee the management of the solar farm situated in Beed, Maharashtra, with expansion plans in Motala, Maharashtra. These solar facilities are linked to PSA Mumbai through existing MSEDCL infrastructure.

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