TURNING DUBAI IN­TER­NA­TIONAL GREEN

Dubai Air­ports is work­ing closely with the Eti­had En­ergy Ser­vices Com­pany to help bring this pro­ject to fruition

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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.

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