Supervisor Elham AbolFateh
Editor in Chief Mohamed Wadie

SCA Turns into a Green Canal, Says IDSC

Sun 17 Apr 2022 | 03:00 PM
Ahmed Emam

The Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC) released a new report that monitors the recent efforts of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) toward transforming into a green canal that applies environmental sustainability standards and combating climate pollution.

The new report noted that the authority is keen to apply the green transformation approach by operating the 16 extension stations with renewable energy and also some of the authority’s facilities and lighting poles with solar energy.

It is also working on converting the SCA's navy to operate on natural gas and encourage the canal’s customers to use environmentally friendly fuels, as well as studying the provision of incentives for ships that use LNG and applying environmental safety standards.

"SCA is currently working to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions rates and confront climate change as part of its digital transition plan which was introduced in Dec. 2021," the report said.

Osama Rabie, SCA head Lt. Gen, said earlier in January, “The SCA launched an initiative of 16 renewable energy monitoring posts as part of its plane, and the Suez Canal will be declared officially as a green canal in 2023.”

This initiative aims to encourage ships to use liquefied natural gas and various types of low carbon fuel, so that the Suez Canal shifts into a green canal that encourages and supports the preservation of the environment, according to the Egyptian government.