HAECO has launched a solar project at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) in collaboration with EcoSmart Energy.
The aircraft engineering and maintenance group has invested in the construction of a solar photovoltaic system with a total capacity of 3 megawatt (MW) on the rooftops of its aircraft maintenance hangar No.1 and 3 at HKIA.
Expected to be completed in April 2022, the companies estimate that approximately 1,064,609 kilograms of carbon emissions will be effectively reduced per year as a result of the initiative.
“Our vision, mission and values reflect our commitment to sustainable development and part of this is to lead the industry towards renewable energy,” said HAECO Hong Kong’s executive general manager Patrick HK Wong.
“On top of providing customers with a wide range of aviation services while operating our business, we also fulfil our corporate social responsibilities to our environment and community and commit to as well as encourage the use of renewable energy.
“Our values are consistent with EcoSmart Energy, both attaching great importance to safety and quality. The difficulty and challenges of this project should not be underestimated. Upon the completion of the installation, it will definitely set an example for solar power projects in Hong Kong.”
The solar photovoltaic system designed by EcoSmart for HAECO will consist of approximately 6,000 solar panels.
“As a committed contractor in Hong Kong in promoting green energy, our team wishes to shoulder the social responsibility and actively promotes cooperation between the business sector and environmental protection groups,” said EcoSmart Energy’s chief executive officer Stephen Ma.
“Such cooperation with HAECO allows us to make a contribution to sustainable development.”