Dubai, UAE, 20 June 2018 – Etihad ESCO announced the signing of an agreement with Jamal Al Ghurair Group, to retrofit two of their industrial facilities in Abu Dhabi, Gypsemna and Porcellan, through a Press communiqué. Etihad ESCO and Jamal Al Ghurair Group formed the partnership after identifying the enormous energy-savings potential of the project, the communiqué said. Being the first retrofit programme to be undertaken by Etihad ESCO in Abu Dhabi, the project is set to pave the way for increased adoption of retrofit measures in the capital, the communiqué further said.
Etihad ESCO is undertaking a detailed analysis of the two sites, after which Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs) will be proposed, based on the requirements, the communiqué said.
Speaking about the agreement, Ali Al Jassim, CEO, Etihad ESCO, said: “We are glad to form this partnership with Jamal Al Ghurair Group, which is the first of many retrofit projects we are set to undertake in the UAE’s capital. Al Ghurair’s commitment to promoting energy efficiency will encourage other public and private entities in Abu Dhabi to join the march towards sustainability.”
Commenting on the partnership, Jamal Al-Ghurair, Group Chairman, said: “Through the adoption of such measures, we aim to contribute to the UAE’s sustainable development. We are optimistic that the ECMs proposed by Etihad ESCO after conducting a detailed study of our industries will help us gain from savings, in terms of both cost and energy.”
According to Etihad ESCO, the implementation of the retrofit project will be completed in 2018.