MGM China Ltd has revealed plans to fully convert to natural gas usage at its Macau integrated resorts by 2022 after signing a deal with Nam Kwong Natural Gas Company Ltd for a changeover at peninsula property MGM Macau.
The transition is aimed at meeting the Macau government’s push to reduce carbon emissions, which has seen natural gas main pipelines being put in place across the Macau peninsula.
While MGM Cotai has utilized natural gas since opening in February 2018, MGM Macau will become the first peninsula property to complete a similar conversion by 2022.
MGM said the project will result in a reduction of 11% of MGM’s annual carbon emissions, equivalent to planting 14,000 trees. The company is also planning to switch to electric shuttle buses by 2023.
A statement from Macau’s Environmental Protection Bureau read, “The government calls on all walks of life to join forces to help attain carbon neutrality as early as possible. Natural gas is a cleaner and low-carbon energy choice which helps accelerate Macau’s transition into a green and eco-conscious city.
“Hence, we are pleased to see a large integrated resort operator ramping up the scale of natural gas usage proactively to respond to the government’s green policies, pitching in to shape Macau into a greener city.”