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Etihad ESCO to retrofit Dubai International Airport terminals, hotel

Etihad ESCO has signed an agreement with Dubai Airports to retrofit Terminals 1, 2, and 3 of Dubai International Airport (DXB) and the Dubai International Airport Hotel at Concourse B

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, vice chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and managing director and CEO of DEWA.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, vice chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and managing director and CEO of DEWA.

Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad ESCO) has signed an agreement with Dubai Airports to retrofit Terminals 1, 2, and 3 of Dubai International Airport (DXB) and the Dubai International Airport Hotel at Concourse B.

Under the terms of the agreement, the DEWA-owned ESCO will implement electricity- and water-saving best practices, in addition to providing photovoltaic systems.

Retrofitting the hotel and terminal facilities is expected to help Dubai Airports achieve as much as 20% savings on its annual energy consumption, according to UAE state news agency, WAM.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, vice chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and managing director and CEO of DEWA, commented: "The agreement supports the Demand Side Management Strategy 2030 [aim of reducing] electricity and water demand by 30% by 2030.

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“[This is] being done with programmes such as green building regulations, retrofitting of existing buildings, district cooling, wastewater reuse, laws and standards to raise efficiency, energy-efficient street lighting, and the Shams Dubai initiative to enable building owners to install photovoltaic panels on rooftops to generate electricity from solar power."

Al Tayer and Jamal Al-Hai, deputy CEO of Dubai Airports, signed the contract on the first day of the 19th Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX), which ran from 23 to 25 October, 2017.

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"At Dubai Airports, we embrace the concept of sustainability in all our operations,” said Al-Hai. “Our partnership with Etihad ESCO will contribute significantly to enhancing environmental sustainability.

“Our goal is to optimise the use of renewable energy, and this is a step towards achieving that goal and achieving a green future.”

Dubai Airports has implemented several green initiatives to enhance energy efficiency, including the installation of solar panels at Dubai International and Dubai World Central, WAM added.

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