dnata invests in solar energy at Changi Airport
Rooftop power plant to reduce air services provider’s electricity-related carbon emissions by 20 percent in Singapore
dnata, a leading global air and travel services provider, has installed a 3.5 megawatt rooftop solar power system across its operations, including cargo and catering facilities, at Changi Airport. The rooftop power plant comprises over 6,500 individual solar panels and will generate more than 4,300 megawatt hours of green power a year, enabling dnata to reduce its electricity-related carbon emissions by 20 percent annually in Singapore.
"We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint to ensure the highest possible level of environmental efficiency across our operations," says David Barker, Divisional Senior Vice President for Airport Operations, dnata. "The inauguration of the solar power system in Singapore marks a significant milestone in our efforts to make dnata's operations even more sustainable and reduce our carbon footprint by 20% in the next two years globally."
dnata has invested in infrastructure, equipment and process improvement to improve operational efficiency to reduce its carbon footprint globally by 20% percent by 2024. In Singapore, dnata replaced a number of ground support equipment (GSE) and forklifts with hybrid or electric alternatives, reducing waste and updating them to the latest safety and quality standards. Most recently, dnata has added 44 electric baggage tractors to its GSE fleet at Changi Airport.
dnata offers ground handling, cargo, catering and retail services at over 120 airports in 19 countries. In Singapore, the company serves more than 50 airline customers with a team of 1,100 highly-trained employees.