Fruit Terminal Company accomplishes 200KWp Solar PV installation


The Fruit Terminal Company (FTC), has accomplished a significant milestone by installing and commissioning a rooftop solar system at its cold-room facility in Tema Harbour with a capacity to produce 200KWp (kilowatt peak) power output.

The installation works were done by Dutch & Company, a leading solar energy firm in Ghana. Popularly known as Dutch & Co, the firm entered into a partnership with the Fruit Terminal Company (FTC) by signing an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) agreement for a 200KWp Grid-Tie Solar PV system to provide green energy to the cold-room facility.

By using technical solutions of the highest grade and protection to prevent corrosion and saline effects of the near ocean water, the solar installation is expected to generate 285 Megawatt hours (MWh) of green, stable and clean electricity in its first year of operation, and over 6,710 MWh during its lifetime, which reduces the carbon dioxide footprints of FTCs warehouse by 2,885 tonnes.

The gradual transition into solar energy use by Golden Exotics Limited (GEL) and Compagnie Fruitière Groupe affiliated companies such as FTC, is a demonstration of the group’s commitment towards the reduction of its greenhouse emissions by 42 percent end of the year 2030.

On 25th April 2024, the solar installation was formally inaugurated by Benedict Rich, Managing Director of Golden Exotics Limited, and Frederic Fabre of Compagnie Fruitière Groupe.

Mr. Fabre, who was visiting Ghana for GEL’s 20th Anniversary climax event, was delighted to represent the group’s shareholders during the inauguration.

The GEL MD stated that Golden Exotics and Companie Fruitiere Groupe are delighted to take this significant step in reducing environmental impact and carbon footprint.

“In this era of global warming, we aim to demonstrate that practical environmental solutions are achievable. The collaboration with Dutch & Co will extend beyond this initiative, focusing on other aspects of our fruit supply chain to provide customers with products that have a lower carbon footprint and minimal chemical inputs,” he said.

The Fruit Terminal Company (FTC) provides specialized logistical support for the transport of fruits, including the 100,000 tonnes annually of bananas grown in Ghana by Golden Exotics Limited (GEL).

Golden Exotics has played a pivotal role in establishing Ghana’s reputation as a legitimate banana producer in Africa. GEL uses chemical products at levels among the lowest in the world, and holds Global G.A.P., Fair Trade and other certifications, underscoring its commitment to ethical, sustainable and environmentally responsible practices.

Dutch and Co is a leading renewable energy company, specializing in Solar PV and LED lighting projects with its registered offices in Accra Ghana. Its mission is to decrease electricity consumption by using LED lighting to increase the supply of electricity by using PV Solar and provide our clients with durable solutions on time and within budget.

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