Dubai-based retail and hospitality firm, Landmark Group, has collaborated with SirajPower, a provider of distributed solar energy in the GCC region to enhance the Group’s commitment to sustainable practices and contribute towards the country’s sustainable goals.
Currently, Landmark Group has a solar capacity of 8.3MWp, with 67% of it facilitated by SirajPower.The Group has also awarded an additional 2.1 MWp of solar rooftop and carport systems across four significant sites in the UAE.
The statement informed that the total solar capacity will be distributed among various locations, including Oasis Mall in Dubai and Sharjah and two other sites in Al Quoz and JAFZA. With this collaboration, the number of locations will be doubled, increasing the solar capacity by 25%. It is also expected that these newly added locations would offset approximately 2,485 metric tons of CO2 emissions, annually.
Scheduled to be commissioned by the end of this year, these projects would make Landmark Group as one of the largest solar-powered retailers in the region with 17.4GWh annual green energy production across eight locations in the UAE.
The signing ceremony was held at Landmark Group’s HQ in Dubai. It was attended by Mohammed Abdulghaffar Hussain, Chairman of SirajPower; Laurent Longuet, Chief Executive of SirajPower; Rajesh Garg, Group Chief Financial Officer of Landmark Retail; Gaurav Mediratta, General Legal Counsel for Landmark Group and Vishwanath Raman, General Manager Finance, Oasis Mall.
Laurent Longuet, Chief Executive of SirajPower, said, “The installation of 2.1 MWp of solar rooftop and carport systems across four prominent Landmark Group sites in the UAE shall play a significant role in paving the way for a more sustainable future in the country. These projects represent a significant milestone for SirajPower and reinforce our commitment to providing distinctive, solar energy solutions that enable more organizations in the UAE to build a cleaner and more environmentally responsible future.”
Rajesh Garg, Group Chief Financial Officer of Landmark Retail, said, “We believe in the power of sustainable practices to create a better future for our planet. By partnering with SirajPower to further expand our clean energy base, we are taking meaningful steps towards achieving our sustainability goals.”
He further informed, “The Group is also planning to implement similar sustainable energy initiatives in the other GCC countries, further extending its commitment to creating a greener future across the region. Landmark Group is deeply committed to sustainability and doing business responsibly with a holistic framework & pledge to becoming a circular business that is climate positive across our value chain- Sustainable Products, Sustainable Operations and Sustainable Customers.”