Hayleys Solar, the renewable energy arm of Hayleys Fentons recently partnered with Crystal Martin Ceylon (Private) Limited, a leading apparel manufacturer, to embark on a major solar installation project that supports their renewable energy efforts.
The project, which is part of Crystal International Group Limited’s 5-year sustainability targets, aims to reduce carbon footprint, achieve zero emissions and contribute to the national cause of energy saving as the country grapples with fuel and energy crises.
Hayleys Solar will install over 3,700 rooftop solar panels for Crystal Martin Ceylon (Private) Limited across three factories in Malwattha, Dambulla and Kantale. Spanning a total of 11,809.20 square meters, the solar installation will contribute to a total power generation capacity of 2,062.83 Kilowatts, equivalent to 85% of the annual electricity requirement at the three factories.
With annual total power generation expected from the solar installation estimated at 2,861,138.28 Kilowatt hours, Crystal Martin Ceylon will be able to reduce their CO2 footprint annually by 2,118,386.78 Kg, according to the latest grid emission factors published by the Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority.
This project is due to be completed and commissioned with the help of the Ceylon Electricity Board by December 2022 with its next phase covering three more plants to be completed by 2023.
Mr. Mark Muller, Country Manager of Crystal Martin Ceylon (Private) Limited said “We are happy to partner with Hayleys Solar in this key project that helps to streamline our operations at six manufacturing facilities. We expect to fully convert our facilities to solar as an alternative to the energy crisis. As a socially responsible company that prioritizes sustainability, we eagerly look forward to this project and contribute to reducing the carbon footprint.”
This solar installation project also aligns with Crystal Martin Ceylon Group’s efforts to comply with the SBTI corporate net zero standard which is a globally accepted standard that provides guidance and tools for corporates to set up net zero carbon initiatives. On its way to achieve net zero carbon, this project will help Crystal Martin Ceylon to offset CO2 emissions making it equivalent to 60,525.34 trees, creating a huge foreign currency saving for the country by not burning fossil fuels for the generation of electricity.
Mr Hasith Prematillake, Managing Director of Fentons Ltd. said, “We are committed to catering to the country’s solar needs and contributing to the national cause of saving energy during these challenging times. We look forward to continuing to contribute in meaningful ways to support industries to transition to renewable energy in the near future.”
Commenting on the ongoing project, Mr. Roshane Perera, Director & Chief Executive Officer of Hayleys Solar said, “We are proud that Crystal Martin Ceylon (Private) Limited chose us as their go-to partner for such a big renewable energy project. Hayleys Solar is well equipped to fulfill the country’s solar needs with our potential to undertake large-scale solar projects. Together, our team of over 200 qualified engineers and the high quality of products and equipment we offer define us as the undisputed market leader of renewable energy solutions in Sri Lanka.”
From left: Ms. Chandimala Ranathunga, General Manager – Compliance, Mr. Mark Muller, Country Manager – Crystal Martin Ceylon (Pvt) Ltd., Mr. Hasith Prematillake, Managing Director, Fentons Ltd. and Mr. Roshane Perera, Director & Chief Executive Officer, Hayleys Solar
About Hayleys Solar
Hayleys Solar specialises in renewable energy and energy storage solutions for domestic, commercial and industrial requirements with over a decade of experience in catering to the country’s solar needs. Hayleys Solar is at the forefront of helping Sri Lankan companies achieve their renewable energy targets and attain net zero carbon. To date, Hayleys Solar has completed over 75MWp of rooftop solar systems island-wide, making it the largest solar-based Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) company in the country partnering with global tier-one suppliers and selected local suppliers to offer high-quality durable Solar solutions at affordable prices.
About Crystal Martin Ceylon (Private) Limited
Crystal Martin Ceylon (Private) Limited is a subsidiary of the well-established multinational Crystal International Group, which owns 24 manufacturing facilities across 5 countries with a workforce of approximately 80,000, Crystal Martin Ceylon stands strong in the list of large-scale apparel manufacturers in Sri Lanka. The company’s focus on sustainability is driven by a 5-year sustainability plan that aims to effectively use its available resources and minimize adverse impact on the environment.