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Etihad ESCO selects Siemens, Smart4Power for airport project

Seven-year partnership for building-retrofit assignment is expected to yield 23% reduction on annual energy bills

| | Jan 16, 2018 | 10:06 pm
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Dubai, UAE, 16 January 2018: Etihad Energy Service Company (Etihad ESCO), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA), today announced its partnership with Siemens Tech and Smart4Power for the execution of an Engineering, Procurement, Construction (EPC) project at the Dubai International Airport, which involves the implementation of energy-efficiency measures at Terminal 1, Terminal 2, Terminal 3 and Concourse B. The seven-year-long project will guarantee a total of 23% reduction on annual energy bills, Etihad ESCO said.

The proposed energy-efficiency measures for the Dubai International Airport terminals include installation of photovoltaic solutions, Etihad ESCO said. The seven-year partnership with Siemens and Smart4Power involves a total of four facilities for retrofits that will be constructed over a period of 18 months and guarantees a total saving of AED 209,781,579 in seven years, Etihad ESCO added. The ESCOs will also mount a Solar Retrofit of 5 MWp capacity on Terminal 2.

Siemens will be responsible for the project’s design, supply, installation, commissioning and maintenance, and also the measurement, verification and guarantee of energy savings during the course of the partnership, the Germany-headquartered company said.

Ali Al Jassim, CEO of Etihad ESCO, said: “The new partnership with Siemens and Smart4Power for the retrofitting programme at Dubai International Airport terminals further accelerates our journey towards achieving 30% energy demand reduction by 2030 in Dubai. Etihad ESCO is currently retrofitting over 30,000 buildings in the Emirate to ensure energy efficiency and manage rising energy demand.”

Etihad ESCO had signed the contract with Dubai Airports in October 2017, at the 19th Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX). The agreement was signed by H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, MD & CEO of DEWA and Chairman of Etihad and H.E. Jamal Al-Hai, Deputy CEO of Dubai Airports.

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