6 October 2020

The project will contribute to reducing total consumption of lighting power by 55% 

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES,3rd , March 2021 – Etihad Energy Services, (Etihad ESCO), wholly-owned subsidiary by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), has announced  an agreement to upgrade  lighting systems at Drydocks World facilities. This agreement represents  collaboration and the strategic partnership between the two parties driving   sustainable and energy efficient  solutions in refrigeration, lighting and water sectors.

The agreement includes the application of modern, smart, indoor, and outdoor lighting solutions at Drydocks World facilities with 378 lighting units to be replaced at the smithery and pipes workshop, as well as at outdoor lighting areas. As for targeted savings, it is expected that the project will save around 943,094 KWH annually, equlling to AED 419,676, the equivalent power consumption of 60 apartments per year a 55% of the total lighting power consumption in the targeted areas.

CAPTAIN RADO ANTOLOVIC PhD, THE CEO OF DRYDOCKS WORLD said: “Drydocks World, through its strategic partnership with Etihad ESCO, is committed  to improve energy efficiency at its facilities, using world-class, cutting-edge technologies”.

FAISAL AL RAISI, THE ACTING COO said: “Etihad ESCO is proud to provide a variety of energy services to Drydocks World facilities. The current project will add modern lighting solutions to the solutions package. Etihad ESCO seeks to implement several energy efficiency projects and expand the utlisation of these projecs by customers, contributing to the realization of the 2030 Demand Side Management Programme and strategy; which was developed by the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE), the DSM strategy and it’s various programs to achieve 30% reduction in energy consumption by 2030.

Etihad ESCO aims to create an energy-efficient contracting market for energy service companies by auditing and proposing energy conservation standards for contractors and developers of buildings, by retrofitting of buildings and increasing energy efficiency, in addition to solar energy projects and the provisoion of smart supervision and control solutions through measurement and verification centers. Etihad ESCO also plays its role in raising the awareness, guidance, and training of all community groups and workers in this field, including contractors, consultants, and service users.