Emrill signs $27.2mn deal with Irish outfit

Crowley Carbon reveals plans to open Dubai office creating 20 jobs

Julie Sinnamon,  CEO Enterprise Ireland, Enda Kenny, Taoiseach, Ireland, Ben Churchill, CEO, Emrill and Richard Bruton T.D., Minister for Jobs, Enterp
Julie Sinnamon, CEO Enterprise Ireland, Enda Kenny, Taoiseach, Ireland, Ben Churchill, CEO, Emrill and Richard Bruton T.D., Minister for Jobs, Enterp

Emrill, the leading facilities management company in the UAE, has signed a contract worth up to $27.2mn (AED100mn) with international energy services firm, Crowley Carbon.

The deal was announced during the Enterprise Ireland Trade and Investment Mission to Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE.

The deployment of Crowley’s carbon control centre technology will be retrofitted into 800 buildings under Emrill’s management and energy usage will be monitored in each building from Crowley Carbon’s Irish headquarters in Enniskerry.

Crowley Carbon, headquartered in Ireland with offices in London and Sydney, will also improve energy efficiency at Emrill offices using its 80-strong range of products for energy, lighting, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning in its Carbon Control Centre using technology from Urbanise.

Norman Crowley, CEO Crowley Carbon, said: "We are delighted that Dubai is embracing the significant financial and environmental opportunities offered by proactively engaging with the area of energy efficiency. Emrill’s unique service offering will provide each client with a tailor-made energy management solution built from the world’s most advanced energy-saving technologies. We are confident that the combined experience and expertise of the team at Emrill and all involved in this pioneering collaboration will guide Dubai to the next stage in its development."

Ben Churchill, managing director, Emrill, added: ‘’By identifying the vast, locked-in potential of buildings to minimise their impact on the environment and achieve unprecedented cost reductions into the future, we have opened the door to a cleaner, greener and more cost-effective way for businesses to operate. This will be applicable not only in the Middle East but around the world."

Crowley Carbon - established in 2009 by entrepreneur Norman Crowley - expects to open a Dubai office in 2014 and employ a further 20 staff in Ireland as a result of the Emrill partnership.

Speaking in Dubai during his trade mission to the UAE, Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, said: "This partnership between Crowley Carbon and Emrill is highly significant in terms of the scale of the contract and as a symbol of the continued success of Irish companies in winning business in Dubai and other markets in the region. Crowley Carbon is a great example of what innovative Irish companies can achieve. I congratulate them on their success and plans to create a further 20 jobs in Ireland."

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