Emirates Flight Catering commissioned the design of a solar energy system for its facilities

The Emirate aims to produce 75% of its energy needs from clean energy sources by 2050

Emirates Flight Catering, one of the world’s largest catering companies, has commissioned the design of a state-of-the-art solar energy system for its facilities, which is expected to generate an annual reduction of three million kg of effect gas emissions greenhouse.

This project is part of EKFC’s continuous investment in infrastructure to improve resource efficiency and supports the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, launched by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, governor of Dubai, in 2015. According to the strategy , the Emirate aims to produce 75% of its energy needs from clean energy sources by 2050.

The EKFC rooftop solar power plant consists of 8,112 individual solar panels. It is expected to generate 4,195 megawatts / hour of electricity annually, which will allow the company to reduce traditional energy consumption by 15% in its laundry facilities, food processing and staff accommodation.

As a result, the emission of carbon dioxide from EKFC will decrease by 3 million kg per year, the equivalent to the annual electricity use of 518 family homes.

EKFC recognizes that environmental responsibility is fundamental to its long-term success and is committed to using resources in a sustainable manner and minimizing the environmental impact of its operations in all activities.

Soon, EKFC will begin building the world’s largest vertical agricultural facility in a joint venture with Crop One. The 12,000-square-meter facility will produce 2,700 kg of high-quality green leafy vegetables daily, free of herbicides and pesticides, using 99 % less water than outdoor fields.

Soon, EKFC will begin building the world’s largest vertical agricultural facility in a joint venture with Crop One. The 12,000-square-meter facility will produce 2,700 kg of high-quality green leafy vegetables daily, free of herbicides and pesticides, using 99 % less water than outdoor fields.