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DHL: Rooftop, Dubai

7 MWp


Over 12,000 solar PV panels


Approximately 5,000 tons of COavoided per year


Over 11,000 MWh produced per year

The 7 MWp solar project will offset around 5,000 tCO2e (tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent) emissions per year, across DHL sites.

Dubai, UAE, April 23rd, 2024: DHL Global Forwarding, the leading provider of air, ocean and road freight services, and TotalEnergies have successfully solarized seven of DHL sites in Dubai, marking a new milestone in DHL’s sustainability journey to reduce logistics-related emissions to net zero by 2050.

DHL Global Forwarding and TotalEnergies have signed a Power Equipment Lease Agreement (PELA) in 2021 for the solarization of seven sites in Dubai, in a move that is expected to save around 5,000 tCO2e in the first year. 

The 7 MWp solar project will produce over 11,000 MWh per year across DHL sites in JAFZA 1 - 4 DAFZA 39 - 43, DWC AFR and DWC CFG, which will cover 80% of the seven buildings' energy needs. The solar rooftops are equipped with over 12,000 solar photovoltaic modules, covering a surface equivalent to 27,000 sqm. In addition, TotalEnergies has equipped DHL’s sites with solar powered electrical vehicle charging stations, contributing to the Group's goal of electrifying 60% of its fleet by 2030.

Amadou Diallo, CEO DHL Global Forwarding Middle East and Africa, said: “As the world’s leading logistics company, we are more committed than ever to achieving a net zero-emissions future by redefining logistics. We are proud to announce that we have reached our target of 100% solarization of seven of our sites in Dubai with our partner TotalEnergies. This is in line with the UAE’s wider sustainability agenda, which aims to create a future with access to sustainable energy, healthy ecosystems and increased resource efficiency.”

Hamady Sy, Managing Director TotalEnergies Renewables Distributed Generation Middle East and Africa added: “TotalEnergies is committed to delivering energy that is affordable, sustainable, reliable and accessible to as many people as possible. We are delighted to have supported DHL Global Forwarding fulfil its sustainability ambitions in the region. We are confident the successful solarization of DHL’s sites will accelerate low carbon logistics in the region.”

DHL Global Forwarding has pioneered a number of low carbon initiatives in the UAE. In 2022, the company launched a 23,500 -sqm EV Hub in Dubai South for batteries to be stored, recycled, repaired, and processed at end of life, ensuring long-term sustainability. DHL Global Forwarding also upgraded its digital customer portal myDHLi, allowing customers more options to reduce their ecological footprint with DHL’s GoGreen Plus service and also track and report their CO2 emissions reductions.


DHL – The logistics company for the world

DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. Our DHL divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillment solutions, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With about 395,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global sustainable trade flows. With specialized solutions for growth markets and industries including technology, life sciences and healthcare, engineering, manufacturing & energy, auto-mobility and retail, DHL is decisively positioned as “The logistics company for the world”.

DHL is part of DHL Group. The Group generated revenues of more than 81.8 billion euros in 2023. With sustainable business practices and a commitment to society and the environment, the Group makes a positive contribution to the world. DHL Group aims to achieve net-zero emissions logistics by 2050.

TotalEnergies and electricity

As part of its ambition to get to net zero by 2050, TotalEnergies is building a world class cost-competitive portfolio combining renewables (solar, onshore and offshore wind) and flexible assets (CCGT, storage) to deliver clean firm power to its customers. At the end of 2023, TotalEnergies’ gross renewable electricity generation installed capacity was 22 GW. TotalEnergies will continue to expand this business to reach 35 GW in 2025 and more than 100 TWh of net electricity production by 2030.

About TotalEnergies

TotalEnergies is a global integrated energy company that produces and markets energies: oil and biofuels, natural gas and green gases, renewables and electricity. Our more than 100,000 employees are committed to provide as many people as possible with energy that is more reliable, more affordable and more sustainable. Active in about 120 countries, TotalEnergies places sustainability at the heart of its strategy, its projects and its operation.

TotalEnergies Renewable Distributed Generation Middle East & Africa Contacts

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