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29/05/2022 Press release

SAPIN Is Now Using Solar Energy to Power Its Facility In Dubai by TotalEnergies

Dubai, May 30th 2022 – Saudi Arabian Packaging Industry (SAPIN), the leading metal and plastic packaging supplier for food, paint, industrial and aerosol industry, is announcing the completion of a photovoltaic (PV) system installed by TotalEnergies on its facility in Dubai, UAE.

As part of their 5-year strategic plan, SAPIN has set ambitious goals to transition towards sustainable and cleaner sources of energy. This is one of the reasons why they decided to turn to the use of solar energy.

“We have the goal of becoming one of the leanest and cleanest packaging manufacturers in the region, and the solar project is a great step forward,” said Mr. Saurabh Timochin, Marketing & Communications Manager at SAPIN. By choosing TotalEnergies as a partner, SAPIN is one more step closer to its goals.

In January 2022, TotalEnergies installed a 367 kilowatt-peaks (kWp) solar PV rooftop for SAPIN. Constructed from over 700 PV modules, the solar rooftop is expected to produce more than 500 megawatt-hours (MWh) in its first year of operation and will cover approximately 40% of the facility electricity needs. 

As a result, SAPIN will reduce its carbon footprint by over 200 tons of CO₂ annually, which is equivalent to 6,400 trees planted per year.

“TotalEnergies is proud to accompany its customers in the Middle East and Africa region, closer towards their energy transition,” said Hamady Sy, Managing Director, TotalEnergies Renewables Distributed Generation Middle East and Africa. “SAPIN is committed to sustainability as a company, and by partnering with us, they are now able to use solar energy as another way to reach their sustainability goals.”



TotalEnergies, renewables and electricity

As part of its ambition to get to net zero by 2050, TotalEnergies is building a portfolio of activities in renewables and electricity. At the end of September 2021, TotalEnergies' gross renewable electricity generation capacity is 10 GW. TotalEnergies will continue to expand this business to reach 35 GW of gross production capacity from renewable sources by 2025, and then 100 GW by 2030 with the objective of being among the world's top 5 producers of electricity from wind and solar energy.

About TotalEnergies

TotalEnergies is a global multi-energy company that produces and markets energies on a global scale: oil and biofuels, natural gas and green gases, renewables and electricity. Our 105,000 employees are committed to energy that is ever more affordable, cleaner, more reliable and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, TotalEnergies puts sustainable development in all its dimensions at the heart of its projects and operations to contribute to the well-being of people.


Saudi Arabian Packaging Industry WLL (SAPIN) is a leading metal and plastic packaging supplier to the food, paint, industrial and aerosol industry. Promoted by the 95-year-old Suhaimi group, SAPIN was incorporated in 1976 in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. Today SAPIN has grown to become the chosen supplier for leading national and multinational companies and operates a total of 4 facilities across the K.S.A and U.A.E. SAPIN is committed to being the premier packaging solutions provider in the MENA region, for which we use best-in-industry machineries for printing, press and assembly.


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