May 3 2022  |  Catering

dnata further enhances sustainability efforts at Changi Airport

By Jane Hobson

This is a special feature from PAX International's 2022 May Asia-Pacific digital issue, on page 6.

The solar panels at SIN generate more than 4,300 megawatt hours of green power per year

dnata is investing further in infrastructure and equipment to improve global resource efficiency. The company has installed a 3.5 megawatt-peak rooftop solar power system across its operations at Changi Airport (SIN), including its cargo and catering facilities.

The rooftop power plant has more than 6,500 individual solar panels and will generate more than 4,300 megawatt hours of green power per year, enabling dnata to reduce its electricity-related carbon emissions by 20 percent annually in Singapore. The strategic objective us to reduce its global carbon footprint by 20 percent by 2024.

In Singapore, dnata has replaced several of its ground support equipment (GSE) and forklifts with hybrid or electric alternatives, and refurbished some GSE to extend life cycles, reduce waste and update them to the latest safety and quality standards. Most recently, dnata has added 44 electric baggage tractors to its GSE fleet at Changi Airport. The company serves more than 50 airline customers with a team of 1,100 employees in Singapore.

“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,” said David Barker, dnata’s Divisional Senior Vice President for Airport Operations.