KARACHI - Artistic Milliners and Reon Energy yesterday announced an 8.5MW captive solar power project. The project is set to be installed across Artistic Milliner’s 7 units located in Korangi, Landhi and Port Qasim industrial areas in Karachi.

The 8.5 MW solar PV project is expected to produce approximately 13.5 GWh (Gigawatt hours) annually. The output energy will be used on-site resulting in substantial savings for the company in cost of energy and will also cut around 8,279 tonnes of CO2 equivalent emissions annually.

Speaking of the project, Omer Ahmed, Chief Executive Officer, Artistic Milliners stated “Artistic Milliners has been a forerunner in the global textile industry and has spearheaded denim innovation and sustainability across all its processes. The 8.5 MW Solar power project is an additional step towards our commitment to a sustainable future.” “The 8.5 MW solar power project while increasing productivity in the textile value chain can go a long way in accelerating growth in the industry, increasing its contribution to the national GDP and supporting the livelihoods of several people,” said Mujtaba Khan, Chief Executive Officer, Reon Energy.

Artistic Milliners is a multinational denim manufacturing conglomerate. They are among the first companies in Pakistan to sign up for Business Ambition to 1.5 campaign. They are also signatories of SBTi (Science based targets Initiative) and Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action. The group’s leadership realizes the importance of moving forward on the climate agenda to mitigate future risks. Artistic Milliners also owns 100 MW of wind energy plant, contributing clean energy to the national grid.