Etihad ESCO partners with Drydocks World to reduce energy consumption through retrofitting

The project to guarantee an annual energy savings of AED 1.4 million


Etihad Energy Service Company (Etihad ESCO) announced the signing of an energy performance contract with Drydocks World’s Dubai shipyard for the implementation of a range of energy conservation measures (ECM) aimed at improving the energy efficiency of the facility. These include the replacement of conventional lights with LED lights; existing window AC units with inverter AC units and installation of water aerators and flow regulators.

“The project, upon completion, will guarantee an annual electricity savings of 1.8 million KWh and 12 million IG of water, cutting down consumption by 9% per cent, saving AED 1.4 million annually in terms of cost”, company said in a statement.

Drydocks World is the largest shipyard service provider to the shipping, offshore, oil, gas and energy sectors in the Middle East. Considering the vast area of work, Etihad ESCO proposed multiple Energy Conservation Measures (ECM) that offer an enormous scope of energy savings. The retrofit project will be implemented for 23 buildings mainly used for the staff accommodation of the shipyard.

Ali Al Jassim, CEO, Etihad ESCO, said: “Through this partnership, we aim to support Drydocks’ green efforts by providing sustainable solutions that reduce consumption and support the development and sustainability of eco-friendly facilities. We are glad to observe that the efforts aimed at spreading awareness are paying off, to collectively contribute towards 30% reduction in electricity and water demand by 2030.”

As part of the project, the Super ESCO will replace fluorescent, metal halide and other conventional lights with high efficiency LED lights; existing window ACs with advanced and more efficient inverter AC units and water conservation measures through Water aerators and Flow regulators in wash basins, toilets taps and showers. The generated saving from the above-mentioned energy conservation measures will repay its investment less than 2 years.

Rado Antolovic CEO & MD at DP World’s Maritime Services Division said, “By partnering with Etihad ESCO to implement the proposed energy conservation measures in Drydocks World’s facility, we aspire to contribute to the emirate’s sustainability targets. It also supports our mission to grow and sustain the yard as a leading global marine, an offshore and industrial service provider that responsibly utilizes available resources.”



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