dnata has installed a 3.5 megawatt-peak rooftop solar power system across its buildings at Singapore’s Changi Airport.

Installed across dnata’s cargo and catering facilities, the rooftop power plant consists of over 6,500 individual solar panels and will generate more than 4,300 megawatt hours of green power a year, enabling dnata to reduce its electricity-related carbon emissions by 20% annually in Singapore.

David Barker, dnata’s divisional senior vice president for airport operations, said: "We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint to ensure the highest possible level of environmental efficiency across our operations. The inauguration of the solar power system in Singapore marks a significant milestone in our efforts to make dnata’s operations even more sustainable and reduce our carbon footprint by 20% in the next two years globally."

Other recent dnata initiatives in Singapore include replacing ground support equipment (GSE) and forklifts with hybrid or electric alternatives, in addition to refurbishing selected GSE to extend their life cycles. Most recently, dnata added 44 electric baggage tractors to its GSE fleet at Changi Airport.