Pan-United, a ready-mix concrete provider, is installing nearly 900 solar panels on the rooftops of its operational headquarters in Kaki Bukit, Singapore, and its slag grinding plant in Johor, Malaysia.
The solar installation will be completed in partnership with Cleantech Solar, a Singapore-headquartered renewable energy development company backed by Shell Singapore.
“We are delighted that our partnership with Shell has advanced our efforts to adopt renewable energy solutions, which are crucial in reducing our operational carbon emissions. Industry partnerships to leverage collective strengths is a sure way to decarbonize,” said Ms. May Ng, CEO of Pan-United.
The project is part of an ongoing three-year memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed in 2022 with Shell to explore decarbonization solutions in the construction and urban solutions industries.
As part of the MOU, Pan-United and Shell will identify opportunities in certain sectors, such as electric mobility solutions, circular use of materials, and other fleet management digitalization-enabled solutions.
Shell will also explore solutions with Pan-United to electrify its trucking fleet and study the potential of repurposing used industrial materials from Shell’s local facilities as alternative raw materials to produce low-carbon concrete at Pan-United’s facilities.
Pan-United projects the solar project will be installed and commissioned in Q1 2024, allowing the company to reduce its carbon emissions through the adoption of solar energy.
“This collaboration is a significant step forward in our shared commitment to explore decarbonization solutions in the construction industry with the objective to build an environmentally sustainable solution for urban cities,” said Mr. Tan Yew Chong, General Manager of Commercial Fuels East at Shell.
In total, Pan-United projects these efforts will help advance their sustainability target of becoming a carbon-neutral ready-mix concrete company by 2050 and contribute to the broader sustainability goals set out under the “Energy Reset” pillar of the Singapore Green Plan 2030.