Drydocks World to retrofit Dubai shipyard to save AED1.4-million in energy costs

Etihad ESCO partners with Drydocks World to reduce energy consumption through retrofitting
Dubai, Drydocks world, Shipyard, Environment, Sustainability


Drydocks World’s Dubai shipyard has contracted Etihad Energy Service Company (Etihad ESCO) for the implementation of a range of energy conservation measures aimed at improving energy efficiency of the facility.

These include replacement of conventional lights with LED lights; existing window AC units with inverter AC units and the 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.

The retrofit project will be implemented for 23 buildings mainly used for the staff accommodation of the shipyard.

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 in less than 2 years.

“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,” said Ali Al Jassim, CEO, Etihad ESCO.

“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,” he added.

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, offshore and industrial service provider that responsibly utilizes available resources,” he added.

Etihad ESCO is a DEWA venture that was established in 2013 to make Dubai’s built environment a leading example of energy efficiency.

Etihad ESCO aims to create viable performance contracting market for energy service companies by auditing and proposing energy conservation measures to major building contractors/developers, bringing Dubai closer to the achievement of its sustainability goals.

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