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Taj Exotica Resort & Spa Operationalises Maldives’ Largest Operational Floating Solar Park

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa Maldives announces the operationalization of the largest operational floating solar park in the Maldives. Executed in partnership with Swimsol, the global leader in offshore marine photovoltaics. The new solar park at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa is 1,080kWp, making it the largest operating solar sea system in the Maldives.

This is a very proud moment for Swimsol. It has been our goal since the establishment of our company to enable island resorts in Maldives to switch off gensets completely throughout the day and save a significant share of their diesel consumption, and Taj Exotica is among the first resorts in the Maldives to do so. The cooperation with the resorts team has been excellent; we thank each and every one of them for the great support and trust, says Martin Putschek- Managing Director of Swimsol.

The SolarSea system, in conjunction with a battery, will also enable it to operate completely on renewable energy throughout the day. The largest operating Solar Sea System in Maldives saves around 475,000 litres of diesel annually. In addition to this, the Solar Sea System also reduces the resort’s carbon footprint by 1,200 tons each year.

Elevating its stance on sustainable luxury, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa is now operating with one of the lowest carbon footprints in the Maldives. This initiative, in line with IHCL’s ESG+ framework- Paathya, is a reflection of our commitment towards energy conservation, minimisation of ecological impact and preserving the natural beauty of the Maldives, says Ms. Corinna Luebbe- Cluster General Manager, Taj Maldives.

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa is an environmentally responsible resort. This latest effort adds to the sustainable initiatives at the property. Taj Exotica Resort & Spa is one of the only two properties in the Maldives to receive an EarthChech platinum certification.

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The first-ever Sea-to-Air Cargo Transshipment Commenced in the Maldives!

Velana Airport has announced the first-ever sea-to-air cargo transshipment along with Turkish Airlines, Maldives Ports Limited and Maldives Customs Service. This major step in cargo transhipment in the Maldives was celebrated on the 17th of May at the airport.

The  MoU for the ‘Sea to Air’ cargo transshipment services were signed earlier this year, on March 30th. With this, Turkish Airlines became the cargo partner to facilitate the service along with the Maldives Ports Limited (MPL).

With the transshipment service, MPL can easily transport goods through both seas as well as air travel. In addition to catering to the needs of businesses and industries in the region, this will also help expedite the carrying of goods from one place to another. According to the Turkish Airlines’ Regional Cargo Manager for Sri Lanka and Maldives Bilal Okur, this will help the airline’s target to develop the Maldives into a sea-to-air transshipment hub.

This innovative logistics solution is expected to significantly boost the efficiency of cargo movement. Additionally, this may also see the enhancement of trade opportunities for the Maldives.

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