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Etihad Esco awards tender for 640 villas in Hatta

Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad ESCO) has awarded a tender to three companies for development works of 640 villas for UAE Nationals in Hatta

The project is part of the $35.9m Hatta Comprehensive Development Plan.
The project is part of the $35.9m Hatta Comprehensive Development Plan.

Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad ESCO) has awarded a tender to three companies for development works of 640 villas for UAE Nationals in Hatta.

The tender includes engineering, procurement, construction, operation services, maintenance, and installation of solar photovoltaic systems of the villas.

Etihad ESCO has awarded the tender to Alsa Solar, Al Mustajed General Contracting, and the Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence.

The project is part of the Shams Dubai initiative, which encourages building owners to install solar panels on their rooftops to generate electricity from solar power, and link it to DEWA’s network, according to Dubai Media Office.

Etihad ESCO issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) in January, and received a number of offers from major consulting firms, to design and install solar panels on the rooftops of residential buildings.

The company also received proposals from 26 specialised companies, 11 of which were shortlisted and the final three were chosen from five companies that were selected to compete against each other.

Etihad ESCO designs the panels and installs them on the roofs of villas and government buildings. The photovoltaic installation project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2018.

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, said: “We are working to achieve the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, to provide 7% of Dubai's total power output from clean energy by 2020, 25% by 2030 and 75% by 2050, in addition to the Dubai Side Management Strategy 2030 to reduce electricity and water demand by 30% by 2030.”

The project will contribute to reducing energy consumption cost for the inhabitants of the Hatta villas.

Etihad ESCO is currently retrofitting over 30,000 buildings in the Emirate in the first phase of the Shams Dubai initiative, which is worth a total current investment of $8.1bn (AED30bn).

“We expect to achieve financial savings of AED82bn ($22bn), with expected savings of AED52bn ($14bn),” added Al Tayer.

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