ADNOC Distribution signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Japanese Petroleum Cooperation Center to provide, install and test an advanced solar power system at one of the Yas Island plants. The signing ceremony was held at the ADNOC Distribution Center, Abdullah Al Dhaheri, ADNOC Marketing, Sales and Trade Director, Saeed Al Rashedi, Acting CEO of ADNOC Distribution, John Kerry, Deputy CEO of ADNOC Distribution, and Kanji Fujiki, Japan's Ambassador to the UAE. To Eiji Hiraoka, Chief Executive Officer of the Japan Petroleum Cooperation Center, and Ryuta Sino, General Manager of Cosmo Engineering in Abu Dhabi.
Under the agreement, a solar power system will be installed and installed at the ADNOC Yas North Terminal, reflecting the Company's continued commitment to the principles of efficiency, sustainability and the environment in transforming and modernizing its operations through the experience and adoption of the latest technologies.
Saeed Al Rashedi said: "The UAE and Japan have built strong bilateral relations over the years in various fields, whether commercial, cultural, tourism or educational. "Solar energy and energy efficiency in general are two areas of particular importance in Japan, and we are delighted to host this project, which meets its objectives with ADNOC Distribution."
He added: "Our agreement with the Japan Petroleum Cooperation Center is an important addition to our program to increase efficiency in the company and to cooperate fully with environmentally friendly technologies. In addition to our work in the field of solar energy, we have growth in the number of natural gas vehicles available in 24 stations "We are also installing electric chargers at our stations. There is a strong momentum for our alternative fuel operations."
The Japanese Center has already cooperated with the ADNOC Group through a number of initiatives aimed at spreading environmental awareness.
Kanji Fujiki, Japan's ambassador to the UAE, said: "This agreement contributes to encouraging the utilization of solar energy in the UAE. This is an important step towards achieving an environmentally friendly economy in line with the vision of the UAE leadership.
This is the first of a series of initiatives that will encourage the use of miniature power generation units for commercial and domestic use in the UAE. "This is a bold step in the right direction, such as that taken by ADNOC Distribution last year through the public offering of its shares.
"The Japan Petroleum Cooperation Center has worked with dedication to promote bilateral friendly relations between Japan and the oil-producing countries since 1981, as the UAE is one of our most important partners," said Eiji Hiraoka. The center commissioned Cosmo Engineering Co. Ltd. to supply and install the advanced solar power generation system at the northern ADNOC Yas service station. The system is scheduled to be fully operational in December.
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