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Smiths Detection Installs 1,856 Solar Panels at Factory in Johor Bahru, Malaysia

(08/11/22)  Smiths Detection has installed 1,856 solar panels on the roof of its manufacturing site in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

The solar panels, which will generate up to 1279kWp/kWh and provide the site with up to 25% of its annual energy needs, are expected to save the company over 100,000 (approximately RM 546,502) annually.

This is an incredible achievement for Smiths Detection and a demonstration of our commitment to a net zero future, said John Ostergren, Chief Sustainability Officer at Smiths Group. Were looking forward to rolling out more projects, like this, to reduce our environmental impact.

Smiths Detection has installed 1,856 solar panels on the roof of its manufacturing site in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. Click to enlarge.
Smiths Detection has installed 1,856 solar panels on the roof of its manufacturing site in Johor Bahru, Malaysia

The adoption of solar energy at the Malaysia site is a step towards ensuring sustainable energy sources for Smiths Detection, and reduces its demand on renewable energy grids at a national level as more and more countries work towards the transition away from fossil fuel.

Smiths Detection, and its parent company Smiths Group, has committed to achieving net zero emissions from its operations by 2040.

Globally, 95% of Smiths Detection operations are powered from renewable sources.

The completion of this project is a milestone for Smiths Detection, and takes advantage the year-round sunshine in Malaysia, said Wai Shyuan Ong, Operations Director at Smiths Detection Malaysia.

Located in Kawasan Perindustrian Southern Industrial & Logistics Clusters (SiLC) of Nusajaya in Johor Bahru, the 130,000 square foot facility manufactures systems that screen hand baggage, parcels, pallets and freight.

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