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du deploys Free Cooling System on its network

Expects to reduce CO2 emissions by 7,800 tonnes by end of 2014

| | Jan 22, 2014 | 5:10 pm
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Expects to reduce CO2 emissions by 7,800 tonnes by end of 2014

In support of the UAE leadership’s vision for a green economy, and in line with its own efforts to become a more sustainable company, du has announced, what is claimed to be another regional first with the deployment of Heliocentris’ Free Cooling System on its network. The addition of the energy-saving technology further complements du’s existing green network solutions, allowing the company to reduce its carbon footprint, said du, and added that the announcement coincided with World Future Energy Summit, held from January 20 to 22 in Abu Dhabi.

Giving details, du said that the Free Cooling System takes advantage of cooler weather in winter to minimise the operating time of air conditioning units in 100 of its base transceiver station (BTS) sites, where Heliocentris’ Energy Management Hybrid System solutions are already deployed. With the installation of additional green technology, du is reportedly able to reduce its diesel consumption and CO2 emissions by a further 7.2%, on top of the 50% reduction already obtained by the existing solutions. Du said that it anticipates a reduction in CO2 emissions by 7,800 tonnes by the end of 2014, and plans to install the system in more BTS sites.

“With a sustainable future in mind, for our company, community and country, we were the first in the region to install green solutions on our network, back in 2011,” said Saleem Al Balooshi, Executive Vice President – Network Development and Operations, du. “Heliocentris solutions supported our efforts to reduce our impact on the environment, with energy-saving solutions that have turned our network green. By installing the Free Cooling System – another regional first for us – in our BTS sites, we are further strengthening our commitment to supporting the vision of the UAE leadership to establish the UAE as a leader in sustainable practices.”

Ayad Abul-Ella, CEO, Heliocentris, added “Our solutions are cutting-edge, and designed to exceed our customers’ requirements. They are best in class examples of what is possible through the installation of green solutions.”

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