Fruit Company Limited Commits to Solar Energy; Benefiting from 200KWp Solar PV Installation in Tema Harbour
09 May 2024

Dutch & Company, a leading solar energy firm, has achieved a significant milestone by installing and commissioning a rooftop solar
system at the cold-room facility operated by The Fruit Terminal Company (FTC) in Tema Harbour, Ghana The Ghana based firm, popularly known as Dutch & Co entered into partnership with The Fruit Terminal Company (FTC) by signing an EPC agreement for the
engineering, procurement and construction of a 200 kWp Grid-Tie Solar PV system to provide green energy to the cold-room facility in Tema Harbour in Ghana.

By using technical solutions of the highest grade and protection to prevent corrosion and saline effects of the near ocean water, the solar installation is expected to generate 285 MWh of green, stable and clean electricity in its first year of operation, and in excess of 6,710 MWh during its lifetime, which reduces the carbon dioxide footprints of FTC’s warehouse by 2,885 tons.

The gradual transition into solar energy use by Golden Exotics Limited (GEL) and Compagnie Fruitière Groupe affiliated companies such as FTC, is a demonstration of the Group’s commitment towards the reduction of its greenhouse emissions by 42% by 2030.

On 25th April, 2024 the solar installation was formally inaugurated by Mr Benedict Rich, Managing Director of Golden Exotics Limited in Ghana, and Mr. Frederic Fabre of Compagnie Fruitière Groupe. Mr Fabre, who was visiting Ghana for GEL’s 20th Anniversary Climax Event, was delighted to represent the Group’s shareholders during the inauguration.

Managing Director of Golden Exotics, Mr Benedict Rich said, “Golden Exotics and Companie Fruitiere Groupe are delighted to take this significant step in reducing our environmental impact and carbon footprint. In this era of global warming, we aim to demonstrate that practical environmental solutions are achievable. The collaboration with Dutch & Co will extend beyond this initiative, focusing on other aspects of our fruit supply chain to provide customers with products that have a lower carbon footprint and minimal chemical inputs.
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About Dutch and Co.,:
Dutch and Company Ltd.,is a leading renewable energy company, specializing in Solar PV and LED lighting projects with its registered offices in Accra Ghana. Dutch and Company is fully licensed by the Energy Commission of Ghana to import Renewable Energy and PV Solar products and install and maintain Renewable Energy and PV Solar installations. Its mission is to decrease electricity consumption
by using LED lighting and increase the supply of electricity by using PV Solar and provide our clients with durable solutions on time and on budget.

About the Fruit Terminal Company:
The Fruit Terminal Company (FTC) provides specialized logistical support for the transport of fruits, including the 100,000 tons annually bananas grown in Ghana by Golden Exotics Limited (GEL).

About Golden Exotics Limited:
Golden Exotics Limited (GEL) is a prominent plantation company in Ghana. The company, that celebrates its 20th anniversary has played a pivotal role in establishing Ghana’s reputation as a legitimate banana producer in Africa. GEL uses chemical products at levels among the lowest in the world, and holds Global G.A.P., Fair Trade and other certifications, underscoring its commitment to ethical, sustainable and environmentally responsible practices.