Etihad Esco, Drydocks World sign solar energy deal

Etihad Esco, Drydocks World sign solar energy deal
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer (Right), chairman of Etihad Esco, and Abdulrahman Al Saleh, chairman of Drydocks World
Published: 1 June 2016 - 12:17 a.m.
By: Baset Asaba

Top officials from Etihad Energy Service Company (Etihad Esco) and Drydocks World recently signed a service agreement to prepare for and evaluate the potential for on-site solar energy generation.

The agreement was signed by Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, chairman of Etihad Esco, and Abdulrahman Al Saleh, chairman of Drydocks World.

Under the agreement, Etihad Esco will improve facilities to reduce electricity and water use and study ways to recycle waste water for Drydocks World, which is the largest shipyard service provider to the shipping, offshore, oil, gas and energy sectors in the Middle East, said a statement.

Etihad Esco will also conduct a feasibility study to assess the possibilities for on-site solar energy generation for Drydocks World, it said.

Al Tayer said: “The agreement supports the UAE Vision 2021, and the Dubai Plan 2021 to achieve sustainable development in the UAE. It also supports the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, to establish the country’s position as a global hub for clean energy and energy efficiency.”

“Through this agreement, we aim to support Drydocks’ green efforts by providing sustainable solutions that reduce consumption and support the development and sustainability of eco-friendly facilities,” he said.

“This agreement supports directive number 1 of 2015, issued by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, to monitor electricity and water usage in Dubai government buildings. Etihad Esco’s main objective is to create a standalone market for energy efficiency, with a strategic plan to retrofit at least 30,000 existing buildings in the emirate,” he concluded.

Al Saleh said: “Our company is a pioneer in implementing sustainable green technologies. Through the signing of this agreement with Etihad Esco, we aim to continue our efforts in energy conservation and reiterate our commitment to the Dubai Plan 2021.”

“Our partnership with Etihad Esco will significantly improve sustainable operations at the Drydocks facilities, as well as benefit our employees, partners and customers,” he added.

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