Etisalat launches energy saving solution for SKMC
Abu Dhabi, October 24, 2012
UAE's top telecom service operator Etisalat said it has launched a new energy saving solution for Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC), which is owned and operated by Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha).
The SKMC, the largest medical facility in Abu Dhabi, is being managed by Cleveland Clinic in Abu Dhabi.
Etisalat said its key Emirates Energy Star (EES) solution, a partnership with UAE-based Pacific Controls, has been installed in the surgical pavilion at SKMC, and within its first month of implementation it has achieved actual electricity savings that exceed the forecast target.
Etisalat's commitment to finding solutions to cut energy consumption and achieve cost savings is already achieving results through its recent MoU with Sheikh Khalifa Medical City managed by Cleveland Clinic in Abu Dhabi, remarked Abdulla Ibrahim Al Ahmed, senior VP, Business Solutions at Etisalat.
He pointed out that the EES solution is good for both SKMC and the UAE environment.
“Etisalat is very aware of the need to reduce energy consumption. This not only cuts power costs for businesses but also lowers the UAE’s carbon footprint. Through our partnership with Pacific Controls, under the patronage of the Ministry of Environment, the EES solution is already showing that it can make a significant difference,” he added.
According to him, the EES solution aims to reduce energy consumption in existing facilities and infrastructure across the UAE by monitoring real time performance data of existing energy consuming equipment on a continuous basis and adopting optimization measures.
The MoU with Sheikh Khalifa Medical City is the first signing for the EES solution, said Al Ahmed, adding that it is a very important case for the project.
“We have completed hundreds of hours of successful testing, and we are delighted to install the system into the field. In conjunction with SKMC, we will learn a great deal about the full capabilities of the EES solution in reducing energy consumption and achieving cost savings. We want to make sure that we continue to deliver what we promise,” he added.
Stephen Bridgman, the manager of Facilities Department at SKMC said that early results were very promising.
“The surgical pavilion is a critical business, offering high-quality 24-hour patient care in sensitive areas. By using the Emirates solution, we are not only cutting our electricity bills, but we are contributing to a reduction in overall energy consumption which has a positive impact on our environment. This is a very important outcome for Sheikh Khalifa Medical City.”-TradeArabia News Service