Wetex 2019: Etihad Esco, Ducab ink solar power plant agreement
Expected to be complete in February 2020, project to generate annual savings of 3.2m kWh in energy
Etihad Energy Service Company (Etihad Esco) has inked a contract with UAE-manufacturer Ducab, on the sidelines of the 21st Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (Wetex 2019) being held on 21-23 October at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The agreement will see Ducab supply its SolarBICC cables to Etihad Esco’s in-house solar power plant project, which upon completion will generate annual savings of 3.2m kWh in energy, equivalent to $381,000 (AED1.4m).
The solar power plant project duration is eight months, and is expected to go live in February 2020.
The deal, which is line with the Etihad Esco’s sustainability vision of diversifying its own energy sources, was signed in the presence of managing director of Ducab, Andrew Shaw; and chief executive officer of Etihad Esco, Ali Al Jassim, who committed to making solar power more accessible in the UAE.
In coordination with Ducab, Etihad Esco has appointed Belectric Shams Consortium as Engineering Procurement and Construction contractor for the project.
Commenting on the agreement, Al Jassim said: “Our latest partnership with Ducab aligns with our commitment to creating and sustaining a vibrant market for energy performance contracts. This contributes to the strategic goal of the UAE in pursuing a green economy for sustainable development, by making Dubai a model of a green economy transition. Choosing a UAE manufacturer – Ducab – to supply a crucial element of the project further supports our commitment to a sustainable future.”