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Solar park to supply 80% of Amber Cove Cruise Center's energy

From left, Jesus Mendez, regional director, Global Ports and Development, Carnival Corp.; Sharon Mei, Amber Cove GM; Vicky Rey, VP government affairs, Latin America, Carnival Corp.; Jeff Rannik, president, Rannik Group; Alejandro Campos, Dominican Port Authority board president; Elba Tineo, municipal director, Maimon; Joel Santos Echevarría, minister of the presidency, Dominican Republic; Christine Duffy, president, Carnival Cruise Line; Claritza Rochtte, governor, Puerto Plata; Juan Fernández, VP strategic operations, Carnival Corp.
Carnival Corp. & plc inaugurated a solar park at its Amber Cove Cruise Center in the Dominican Republic.

The park’s more than 1,800 solar panels will supply 80% of the port’s energy demand.

Sustainability commitment

A ribbon-cutting was attended by government, industry and community leaders and Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.

'With this new solar park in Amber Cove, we are furthering our commitment to sustainability at our destinations by focusing on renewable energy sources to power the vast majority of the port’s needs,' Duffy said.

Joel Santos, minister of the presidency of the Dominican Republic, said Amber Cove is the country's first cruise terminal with a project of this scale, adding it will contribute to Puerto Plata's production of clean energy and environmental sustainability.

Cutting greenhouse gas emissions

Solar energy will reduce Amber Cove's reliance on fossil fuel-based energy. As a result, this is expected to cut greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 1,000 tons per year, the equivalent of planting more than 30,000 trees.

Amber Cove welcomed more than 1m passengers in 2023, half of the Dominican Republic's cruise visitors.