Al Naboodah Group ventures into solar energy

Al Naboodah Group ventures into solar energy
Published: 6 February 2018 - 12:52 a.m.
By: Baset Asaba

Al Naboodah Group Enterprises (ANGE), one of the UAE’s oldest and most respected family conglomerates with a diverse portfolio of businesses, is entering the solar energy space with the launch of its newest business stream, under Al Naboodah Electrics.

As a renewable energy solutions provider, Al Naboodah Electrics recently entered into an exclusive partnership with Jakson Group, a leading Indian energy and engineering solutions company with presence in the Powergen & Distribution, Solar, EPC and Defence industries.

The business will distribute Jakson’s portfolio of superior solar products, including solar panels, in the UAE market. An official signing ceremony took place between the two organisations alongside the recent World Future Energy Summit held in Abu Dhabi, at which Al Naboodah Electrics also had a display showcasing its renewable energy technologies.

Al Naboodah Electrics, which sits under ANGE’s electrical business, is aligned with the Group’s overall strategy for diversification and sustainable growth. Already established as a supplier of eco-friendly products with Lumez, its own brand of energy-efficient LED lighting, the new business venture also supports the UAE government’s Energy Plan, which aims to increase clean energy use by 50% by 2050.

 “The launch of this business is a strategic move that fulfils our sustainability ambitions while aligning ourselves more closely with the UAE Vision 2021 and the UAE Energy Plan,” said Buti Al Naboodah, Deputy CEO, Commercial for ANGE.

Al Naboodah Electrics says it has the ability to offer a 360-degree solution for solar project development and delivery, from the initial energy consumption and financial analysis through to equipment selection and construction phase engineering, and post-installation operations and management.

This core competency of in-house EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) capacity is aligned with ANGE’s approach of self-delivery and self-supply, lending more overall control to the build, schedule and cost of projects, the company said.

“Offering a full portfolio of renewable energy solutions, Al Naboodah Electrics aims to help customers meet their energy demands while reducing their overall environmental impact,” said Krishna Pillai, General Manager of Al Naboodah Electrical.

One of Al Naboodah Electrics’ first solar panel projects is the optimisation of ANGE’s own assets, which includes the ANGE Corporate Headquarters in Al Awir. Phase one of the rooftop project will see up to 25% of energy demands met through solar energy, with additional phases to follow.

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