B. Dhunnoo

Mauritius Ports Authority

Senior Manager Technical Services

Mr B Dhunnoo (Kailash) works as Senior Manager, Technical Services at the Mauritius Ports Authority (MPA) since September 1995. He was actively involved in the management of maintenance & repairs of port cargo handling when he began his career with the then Mauritius Marine Authority. He is skilled in port equipment management, public procurement, delivering port management courses and in developing energy efficiency & renewable energy projects. He forms part of the Mechanical Engineering Standards Committee of the Mauritius Standards Bureau and lectures on a part-time basis at the University of Mauritius. At the MPA, he is leading the green energy transition – under the Greenport Initiatives, he spearheaded the Port Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Strategic Planning and is currently implementing the recommendations of the plan, more specifically Grid Connected Rooftop Solar PV and a Feasibility Study for Shore Power for Port Louis Harbour Cruise Terminal, including energy efficiency measures.

Mr Dhunnoo holds a Degree of Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (Bombay), a Graduate Diploma in Maritime Management from the National University of Singapore and an MSc in Port Management & Shipping Administration from the University of Mauritius. He is a Registered Mechanical Engineer with the Council of Registered Professional Engineers of Mauritius and since April 2022, he forms part of the IAPH Technical Committee on Climate and Energy. 

Sessions With B. Dhunnoo

Tuesday, 17 May

  • 11:00am - 11:45am (PST) / 17/may/2022 06:00 pm - 17/may/2022 06:45 pm

    Making Onshore Power Supply Work

    Onshore power supply finally appears to be gaining momentum as ports adopt this method to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality. Yet industry plug-and-play standards remain elusive, and the supply of zero carbon energy remains a challenge. Learn from early adopters, find out what port users require and discover a new offshore innovation in this field.