TURNING DUBAI INTERNATIONAL GREEN
Dubai Airports is working closely with the Etihad Energy Services Company to help bring this project to fruition
Dubai Airports is working closely with the Etihad Energy Services Company to replace 150,000 bulbs at DXB
Dubai Airports has joined forces with the Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad ESCO) on a joint project that will see the replacement of 150,000 conventional lamps at Dubai International (DXB). Covering the high-mast floodlights on the apron and streetlights, in addition to regular lighting within the terminal, the project will see the deployment energy-efficient LED bulbs.
Announced at the recent Wetex 2018 exhibition in Dubai, the project, in conjunction with newly announced plans to deploy a photovoltaic (PV) array on the rooftop of Terminal 2, is expected to reduce energy consumption at DXB by 5%.
“Dubai Airports’ partnership with Etihad ESCO reflects our commitment to achieving environmental sustainability. We support Dubai’s Integrated Energy Strategy 2030 which aims for 30% reduction in Dubai’s energy consumption by 2030,” said Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports.
Another key aspect of the newly an- nounced projects is the installation of a 4,989KWp rooftop solar energy system at DXB’s Terminal 2. Set to be completed in the second half of 2019, the project will comprise of 15,118 photovoltaic panels that will have the capacity to generate up to 7,400 MWh annually.
“As Etihad ESCO continues to make great strides in its efforts to support the achievement of 30% energy demand reduction in Dubai by 2030, the agreement with Dubai Airports is set to add significant momentum to our journey in this direction. Such partnerships effectively encourage others to intensify their efforts in this regard,” said Ali Al Jassim, CEO, Etihad ESCO.