Major Port stakeholders to deliberate green energy initiative, oil spill concerns at 1-day conclave

Posted by Daily Shipping Times on 29-05-2017        Tweet

Nitin Gadkari to deliver key note address along with other key officials from Shipping Ministry

MUMBAI: Indian Ports across the 7517 km coastline has embarked upon a mission to promote green energy and improve carbon foot-print and in the process reduce per capita power cost by over 50%.

“So far, Major Ports have already commissioned 16 MW solar and 6 MW wind power projects commissioned to achieve the set target of developing 175 MW of non-conventional energy from Solar and Wind power by year 2022 including 69 MW of Rooftop Solar projects. The stakeholders under the leadership of Honourable union minister of Shipping, Shri Nitin Gadkari will meet on Tuesday May 30 and deliberate the issues and road map to take this initiative to its logical conclusion,” said Sanjay Bhatia, Chairman, Mumbai Port Trust. When completed, these renewable energy projects will help in the reduction of carbon dioxide by 136,500 MT annually. These projects will also help to reduce cost of power purchased by utilization of renewable energy for power generation, resulting in an estimated savings of Rs 75 crore annually, when fully commissioned.

The conclave titled – Green Ports & Oil Spill Management 2017 is being organised by the Indian Federation of Green Energy (IFGE) in association with Ministry of Shipping, Sagarmala, Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT), Indian Ports Association (IPA) and Shipping Corporation of India (SCI)

Apart from the non-renewable initiative, the conclave will also deliberate and address environment concern of oil spillage in the sea by enhancing awareness of various technologies available for Oil Spill Management.

 Apart from Union Minister, Gadkari, the conclave will also be addressed by Guests of Honour, Shri Mansukh L. Mandaviya, Minister of State for Shipping along with Shri Rajive Kumar, Secretary, Ministry of Shipping, Govt. of India,  Alok Srivastava, Additional Secretary at Ministry of Shipping will deliver the special address. Top officials of all Major Ports are slated to attend the conclave.

The objective of the conclave is to encourage Indian Ports to be on par with global standards when it comes to conserving nature, using non-conventional & eco-friendly energy and more importantly create a cleaner and greener environment, Bhatia said.