Menzies fits solar panels to Prague Airport cargo warehouse

Menzies Aviation has installed almost 900 solar panels at its Prague Airport cargo facility, cutting CO2 emissions by almost 140 tonnes a year.

The solar panels have been installed at the 14,000 square-metre cargo warehouse, a neighbouring administrative building and on the building’s façade.

They are set to produce more than 350 megawatts hours annually and reduce emissions by 25%.

The electricity generated by the solar panels is being used to power operations at the warehouse and charge Menzies’ fleet of electric ground support equipment (GSE), which aligns with Menzies’ All In sustainability plan, which includes science-based targets to reach net-zero across scope 1, 2 and 3 by 2045.

The All In strategy aligns with seven of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and includes a commitment of 25% electric GSE globally by 2025 with 53% of GSE in Prague already powered by electricity.

The plan outlines goals across six key areas including the environment, people, safety, ethical, communities and governance.

It includes reducing energy and fuel use and seeking renewable electricity solutions, reducing waste and increasing recycling and returning, reusing and recycling IT equipment.

Katy Reid, Head of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility at Menzies Aviation, said: “Building a fair and sustainable future is a key priority for Menzies, which is why we’re working hard to achieve the ambitious targets set out in our All In sustainability plan. The installation of nearly 900 solar panels at Prague Airport is just one example of how we’re matching our ambition with action by taking practical steps to slash emissions and meet our Net-Zero targets.”

Related articles