Etihad Energy Service Company (Etihad ESCO) has signed a partnership with Siemens Tech and Smart4Power that will see the retrofit of Dubai International Airport’s terminals.
The Engineering, Procurement, Construction (EPC) project at DXB will comprise of the deployment of energy-efficient technologies and update of processes designed to reduce energy consumption at Terminal 1, Terminal 2, Terminal 3 and Concourse B.
The long-term project, which will run over the next seven years, is expected to deliver a total of 23% reduction in the annual energy bill. To achieve this reduction, Siemens and Smart4Power will deploy a wide range of photovoltaic solutions.
Revealed during the recent World Future Energy Summit that was held on the 16 January 2018 in Abu Dhabi, the project’s initial stage of construction will take place over an 18 month period with a total savings guarantee of roughly $57m (AED 209.78m). Additionally, the project will include a Solar Retrofit of 5 MWp capacity on Terminal 2.
Ali Al Jassim, CEO of Etihad ESCO, said: “The new partnership with Siemens and Smart4Power for retrofitting program 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.”
The contract with Dubai Airports was signed back in October 2017 during the 19th Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX).