du in green solutions deal with German firm
Dubai, November 21, 2011
Du today announced a framework agreement with German’s P21 to help reduce carbon dioxide emissions from mobile network base stations.
The deal is in line with the UAE telecom company’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, it said.
‘As part of the turnkey contract, P21 will supply, install and commission smart energy management systems in selected mobile network base stations in 2011-2012, and will provide a five-year maintenance support.
“Smart energy management systems control the operation of mobile stations’ diesel generators. Field testing prior to the purchase showed that the P21 technology decreases the amount of diesel fuel consumption by up to 54 per cent, with diesel generator runtimes being reduced by up to 74 per cent - not only does this mean less operating costs for du, but it significantly cuts the emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), thereby minimising environmental impact,” it said.
“We place a high emphasis on operating in as eco-friendly a way as possible,” said Hatem Bamatraf, senior vice president, network development and operations, du. “Our Corporate Social Responsibility is not only geared towards developing our nation and promoting our heritage in numerous ways, but in improving the environment by taking steps towards becoming more green across all aspects of our business operations. We chose to partner with P21 on this initiative because we believe it will allow us to significantly decrease our carbon footprint, thereby contributing to our overall environmental friendliness.”
Dieter Klein, general manager, Energy Management Services, P21 GmbH, said: “P21’s energy management platform allows for a marked contribution towards innovative and sustainable energy supply. Not only do P21 solutions reduce energy and operating costs, but also make a major contribution to reducing carbon dioxide emissions. We are proud to have been chosen by du, to assist them in becoming even more environmentally friendly.” – TradeArabia News Service