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Drydocks World inks Dubai shipyard retrofit deal with Etihad Esco

Energy-saving measures under the deal will guarantee $381,200 in annual savings

Etihad Esco has partnered with Drydocks World's Dubai shipyard [image: oilandgasmiddleeast.com].
Etihad Esco has partnered with Drydocks World's Dubai shipyard [image: oilandgasmiddleeast.com].
Ali Al Jassim, CEO of Etihad Esco.
Ali Al Jassim, CEO of Etihad Esco.

Etihad Energy Service Company (Etihad Esco) has signed an energy performance contract with Drydocks World for its Dubai shipyard. Both firms say their agreement will guarantee close to $381,200 (AED1.4m) in annual savings.

According to a statement, the range of energy conservation measures under the contract include replacing fluorescent, metal halide, and conventional lights with LED lights and existing window air-conditioning (AC) units with inverter AC units, as well as installing water aerators and flow regulators.

As part of the project, the Super Esco will implement water conservation measures through aerators and flow regulators in wash basins, toilet taps, and showers.

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

Upon completion, Etihad Esco said, the project will guarantee an annual electricity savings of 1.8 million KWh and 12 million imperial gallons of water, cutting down consumption by 9% per cent.

Speaking on the move, Ali Al Jassim, chief executive officer at Etihad Esco, said: “Through this partnership, we aim to support Drydocks’ green efforts by providing sustainable solutions that reduce consumption and support the development and sustainability of eco-friendly facilities.

READ: Choosing the right ESCO

“We are glad to observe that the efforts aimed at spreading awareness are paying off, to collectively contribute towards 30% reduction in electricity and water demand by 2030.”

Rado Antolovic, chief executive officer and managing director at DP World’s Martime Services Division, added: “[The Etihad Esco partnership] also supports our mission to grow and sustain the yard as a leading global marine, offshore and industrial service provider that responsibly utilises available resources.”

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