A 10-MW solar farm helping to power a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in the south of Wales is now commissioned and operational.
Renewable energy firm Anesco has commissioned the solar project for Dragon LNG at the latter’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Milford Haven in Pembrokeshire, U.K.
Anesco was responsible for designing and constructing the solar park at the Waterston site and will continue to provide ongoing operations and maintenance services to ensure the installation operates at its optimum efficiency.
The solar park, consisting of 18,500 solar panels, was developed with an advanced biodiversity plan that includes creating habitats for local wildlife and at-risk species, Anesco says.
The energy generated by the solar park is expected to fulfill approximately 9 percent of the terminal’s electricity requirements and also provide energy to nearby businesses. It is anticipated to cut Dragon’s Scope 2 CO2 emissions by around 2,500 tons annually.
According to Anesco, the project represents a major milestone in Dragon LNG’s transition to renewable energy, as it aims to become a net-zero LNG terminal by 2029.
“Working with industry partners, educational institutes, and governmental bodies we are committed to not only playing our part in achieving net zero but continuing to develop local skills and employment opportunities in South Wales for many decades to come,” said Simon Ames, Managing Director of Dragon LNG.
Headquartered in Reading, U.K., Anesco has developed more than 130 solar farms and battery storage facilities to date, while its renewables operation and maintenance arm has more than 1.4 GW of renewable energy under management.
Dragon LNG is an LNG regasification terminal located in Milford Haven, Wales.