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Etihad Esco, Siemens to retrofit 115 mosques

DUBAI, October 28, 2018

Etihad Energy Service Company (Etihad Esco) has partnered with Siemens to reduce the energy consumption of 115 mosques and two buildings through the execution of a retrofit project.

Siemens will be supporting Etihad Esco), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dewa and the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department (IACAD) to provide Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC); and water and lighting retrofit solutions; along with the installation of control systems to further reduce the energy consumption of HVAC and lighting, within the framework of the first phase of the program.

The project scope will also include measurement & verification for a six years contract period.

Upon completion, Siemens will guarantee a 20.43 percent reduction in annual energy consumption, resulting in yearly savings of over Dh3 million ($816,000).

The energy and equipment performance post the implementation of the current project are guaranteed for six years, with a payback period of 3.7 years.

Ali Al Jassim, CEO, Etihad Esco, said: “Mosques are capable of setting perfect examples of energy efficiency practices, thereby encouraging visitors to adopt the same. Installation of HVAC, water and lighting retrofit solutions, along with additional control systems will significantly lower energy consumption and generate huge savings across 115 mosques under IACAD’s management. We applaud the department’s commitment to supporting the Dubai   Strategy and contribute to reduce 30% electricity and water demand in Dubai by 2030.”

“Smart infrastructure is the future of sustainable cities, and this project which reduces energy and water consumption at 115 mosques is a perfect example of how technology can significantly optimize performance,” said Markus Strohmeier, senior executive vice president, Building Technologies Division, Siemens Middle East.

“Dubai and the UAE are working towards ambitious targets for resource efficiencies, and I am pleased that Siemens is playing a key role in supporting this vital endeavour.”

Etihad Esco, with its mission to make Dubai’s built environment a leading example of energy efficiency, is currently working on retrofitting over 30,000 buildings in the Emirate to ensure energy efficiency and manage rising energy demand. – TradeArabia News Service

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