Solar energy accolade for ABP Immingham

Immingham's warehouse is one of the UK’s largest rooftop solar arrays Photo: ABP Immingham's warehouse is one of the UK’s largest rooftop solar arrays Photo: ABP
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ABP is quickly becoming one of the biggest corporate solar power producers in the UK and boasts the accolade of having one of the UK’s largest rooftop solar arrays at the Port of Immingham.

The 30,260m2 warehouse built by Custom Solar UK, which went live in April 2018, was awarded the impressive title of “Commercial Rooftop Solar Installation of the Year” at the Solar Power Portal Awards.

“It is a well-deserved accolade for everyone involved in what has been a real team effort between Custom Solar and ABP,” said Gary Sucharewycz, director at Custom Solar UK.

“We are very proud to be working with such a forward-thinking client and we look forward to continuing our work together, assisting them to achieve their aspirations in the deployment of renewable energy solutions across UK ports.”

Impressive installation

The Immingham installation totals an impressive 4.5MW, enough to power almost 750 homes, and is able to make a CO2 saving of almost 1,500 tonnes per annum.

The port utilises the majority of the generated energy with a small amount being exported from site and back to the national grid.

Electricity which will be generated on site will be used to power port equipment such as cranes, conveyors, lock gates and offices.

In an additional effort to make the ports operator greener and more environmentally friendly, ABP on the Humber has also started replacing all external lighting with lower-power LED bulbs.

Back in December, the port operator announced plans to build a further 20MW of solar arrays across its sites.

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