Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad Esco) said it has signed up UAE-based Sharaf Electronics for the implementation of the lighting retrofit project at three terminals of the Dubai Airport.
As per the deal, the company will replace over 15,000 outdoor and indoor lights with the latest energy-saving LED lights, resulting in about Dh5 million ($1.36 million) in annual savings every year, for next seven years for the airport.
Etihad Esco is a Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) venture that was established in 2013 to make the emirate’s built environment a leading example of energy efficiency.
In addition, the project supports Dubai Airport’s vision of environmental sustainability, said a statement from Etihad Esco.
As an accredited Esco company with Regulatory & Supervisory Bureau (RSB) for electricity and water in Dubai, Sharaf Electronics is tasked to complete the project within a year and a half.
Etihad Esco CEO Ali Al Jassim, said: "To begin with, putting together the project in place was a challenge, as not only had the lights to meet Dubai Airport’s highest quality standards but also must guarantee long-term high energy savings."
With over 8,500 outdoor lights, including high mast lighting and 7,000 indoor lights, latest lighting technologies from Europole and Sylvania will make Dubai Airport a front runner in energy efficient lighting in the world.
"Sharaf Electronics team worked with several vendors to meet the exacting standards to our satisfaction. We wish them success in executing the project. The project will turn Dubai Airport into a leading model of energy efficiency in the emirate," noted Al Jassim.
Sharaf Electronics CEO Nilesh Khalkho said: "It is a prestigious project for us and start of a new journey. As a local group we are committed to giving something back to the society and energy is one of the areas where we would like to contribute."
"In this journey forward, we will be retrofitting the leading Dubai International Airport. Hopefully we will continue this journey of executing many more projects for Etihad Esco," he added.-TradeArabia News Service