Emerge, a joint venture (JV) between UAE’s Masdar and France’s EDF, has signed an agreement with Coca-Cola Al Ahlia Beverages, Coca-Cola’s bottler and distributor in the UAE, to develop a 1.8-megawatt (MWp) solar photovoltaic (PV) plant for its Al Ain facility.
The commercial & industrial project will be located at the Coca-Cola Al Ahlia Beverages facility in Al Ain. Emerge will provide a full turnkey solution for the 1.8-megawatt peak (MWp) project, including the design, procurement, and construction, as well as operation and maintenance of the plant for 25 years.
“This is a significant milestone for us as we continue to drive and embrace innovation in every part of our business while reducing our carbon footprint. Our agreement with Emerge will allow us to reach yet another sustainability milestone – a big aspect of which is the integration of more renewable energy into our operations,” Mohamed Akeel, Chief Executive Officer of Coca-Cola Al Ahlia Beverages, said.
Emerge was formed in 2021 as a joint venture between Masdar and EDF to develop distributed solar, energy efficiency, street lighting, battery storage, off-grid solar, and hybrid solutions for commercial and industrial clients.
Coca-Cola Al Ahlia Beverages is the bottler for Coca-Cola in the United Arab Emirates. It has a bottling plant in Al Ain and distribution centers across UAE to manufacture and distribute Coca-Cola, Sprite, Fanta, Arwa Water, Smart Water and Schweppes. It also distributes Monster Energy and Costa Coffee retail products.
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