Employees' initiatives save DEWA over $2.17mn

Employees who engineered the savings honoured with Special Acts Awards

NEWS, Facilities Management, Human Resource, Dewa, Employee relations, Employees, Power transmission, Savings

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority recently honoured winners of its Special Act Awards for their useful ideas and initiatives that helped the utility company save over $2.17mn (AED8mn) in the first quarter of 2014.

Ahmed Anwer, a DEWA employee in the power transmission division, was presented with the Special Act Award for the successful implementation of his proposal, value engineering and combining two jobs, which helped the company save about $1.29mn (AED4.76mn).

The projects transmission department team was also honoured for their efforts to optimise the scope of consultancy services for the 132kV cable diversion for the Business Bay extension, leading to savings of about $0.6mn (AED2.24mn). The team included Raja Abdulrahman and Ganesh Subramanian.

The third team that was honoured worked on the replacement of insulators and fitting of the 132kV Awir-Hatta link and accomplished the job without help of external consultants leading to savings of about $0.3mn (AED1.2mn).

The winning team included Hussain Ebrahim Lootah, Khalifa Al Mehairi, Ahmad Alredha, Rafat Ibrahim, Renato Padilla, Ashraf Albawaleez, Mohamed Gharib, Tanveer Ahmed, Sreekandan Nair, Narayana Samy, Alex Banjawan, and Mohammed Arif Uddin.

The winners were felicitated in a ceremony that was attended by Hussain Lootah, executive vice president of power transmission, Abdullah Al Hajri, executive vice president of customer services, Dr. Yousef Al Akraf, executive vice president of business spport and human resources, Waleed Salman, executive vice president of strategy and business development, and a number of DEWA employees.

H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, said: “Recognising the innovations of our excellent employees helps to achieve the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to support and recognise innovators and reward their efforts.”

“It also complement DEWA's objectives to foster creativity of our staff and honour distinguished employees, thus contributing to greater job satisfaction and in turn, efficiency of our services,” he said.

“We are recognising our employees who have contributed their creative ideas and led innovative initiatives that helped improve DEWA’s quality of work and enhanced the quality of our services to the highest standards of efficiency and reliability,” he added.

“The initiatives also contributed in achieving substantial financial savings for DEWA, which supports our vision to develop effective solutions for optimising our human and financial resources, streamlining capital and operational costs to maximise efficiency,” Al Tayer concluded.


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