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Seha in deal to retrofit its Abu Dhabi healthcare facilities

ABU DHABI, November 20, 2021

Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha) has joined forces with Abu Dhabi Energy Services (ADES), a unit of Taqa, to launch the first phase of their energy savings framework agreement that aims to retrofit its healthcare facilities and reduce power and water consumption. 
A super energy service company for Abu Dhabi, ADES is responsible for retrofitting government and commercial buildings by identifying, sourcing, and funding solutions that deliver tangible reductions in water and electricity consumptions. 
UAE’s largest healthcare network, Seha said it was part of the agreement, which was originally signed in September.
Under this deal, ADES will implement key energy-saving technologies in several of Seha’s facilities to enhance sustainability across the UAE capital.
The strategic collaboration will mark Seha’s commitment towards the adoption of energy-efficient modifications for its facilities beginning with Al Ain’s Tawam Hospital and Al Wagan Hospital, along with Al Dhafra’s Madinat Zayed Hospital, Al Sila Hospital and Ghayathi Hospital.
Seha Group CEO Dr Tarek Fathey said: "As the largest healthcare network in the UAE, we have a responsibility to lead the way in promoting environmental sustainability within our industry."
"Through this initiative and our on-going partnership with ADES, we hope to lower our own environmental footprint and increase operational efficiency, while inspiring more local healthcare entities and businesses to take action through adopting similar energy conservation practices," he added.  
According to him, Phase I of the project will act as a vehicle to more retrofitting operations in the future.
The project aims to improve energy and water performance, reduce utility and operation costs, increase durability of building systems, lower environmental footprint and reduce overall maintenance cost for Seha facilities. 
Under the Energy Savings Framework Agreement, ADES will gear their operations to implement energy-saving processes across Seha facilities, including fitting lighting replacements and control systems, installing absorption coolers, upgrading the chiller units, building insulation systems, and voltage reduction systems.  
CEO Khalid Al Qubaisi said: "Seha facilities serve as pillars of the community and are widely admired for the good work they do. By making a commitment to environmental protection and supporting the fight against climate change through energy efficiency, healthcare facilities demonstrate an enhanced level of leadership that will earn them an even greater amount of admiration and respect."
"This type of leadership by example may even encourage other businesses in the area to adopt similar energy-saving measures for their facilities," he added.-TradeArabia News Service


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