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Etihad ESCO to deliver six retrofit projects in Dubai by Q2 2019

Etihad ESCO is currently retrofitting four buildings for Dubai Airports, 243 buildings for Wasl Properties, eight power stations for DEWA, one fuel station for ENOC, three buildings for Dubai Healthcare City, and 35 buildings for Dubai Golf

Ali Mohd Al Jassim, chief executive officer of Etihad ESCO.
Ali Mohd Al Jassim, chief executive officer of Etihad ESCO.

Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad ESCO) intends to complete six ongoing retrofit projects before June 2019.

These projects include Terminals 1, 2, and 3 of Dubai International Airport (DXB) and the Dubai International Airport Hotel at Concourse B, Ali Mohd Al Jassim, chief executive officer of Etihad ESCO, told Construction Week on the sidelines of RetrofitTech Dubai Summit & Awards 2018.

“We have started on the Dubai airport retrofit, which will take 18 months,” said Al Jassim. “That will finish next year, and we have also started on Wasl, which we aim to finish this year.”

READ: Etihad ESCO, Siemens, Smart4Power team up for Dubai airport retrofit

Etihad ESCO, which is owned by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), announced in September 2017 that it had initiated a project to retrofit 243 buildings for Wasl Properties, in different parts of Dubai.

The company is also retrofitting eight power stations for DEWA, one fuel station for ENOC, three buildings for Dubai Healthcare City, and 35 buildings for Dubai Golf.

In his presentation at the event, Al Jassim noted that Phase 1 of the Dubai airport retrofit is expected to result in 23% annual energy savings, which he said is equivalent to $8.14m (AED29.9m) or 65.5GWh.

READ: Etihad ESCO, Eurostar JV sign contract for UAE projects

All six projects will result in a combined annual energy savings of $16.44m (AED60.4m) or 131.45GWh, he added.

“The six projects that we have under construction will all, hopefully, be finished before June 2019,” he told Construction Week. “Meanwhile, we are starting other projects. So in addition to the six that are under construction, we have more than 50 projects in the pipeline.”

The fourth edition of RetrofitTech Dubai is a two-day event organised by Etihad ESCO and Taqati,  the programme management office for the Dubai Demand Side Management (DSM) Strategy.

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