Dubai airport to save $1.36m per year by switching to LED lights
Etihad ESCO awards Sharaf Electronics contract to retrofit three terminals with LED lighting
Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad ESCO) has signed Sharaf Electronics for a deal to retrofit three terminals at Dubai Airport with LED lighting.
The project will replace over 15,000 outdoor and indoor lights with LED lights, resulting in around AED 5 million ($1.36m) annual savings every year, for next seven years for the airport.
The project, which is scheduled to take a year and a half, will see over 8,500 outdoor lights, including high mast lighting and 7,000 indoor lights, replaced with LED lighting from Europole and Sylvania.
ESCO said the project will make Dubai Airport a global front-runner in energy efficient lighting.
Ali Al Jassim, CEO, Etihad ESCO, said: “To begin with, putting together the project in place was a challenge, as not only had the lights to meet Dubai Airport’s highest quality standards but also must guarantee long-term high energy savings. Sharaf Electronics team worked with several vendors to meet the exacting standards to our satisfaction. We wish them success in executing the project. The project will turn Dubai Airport into a leading model of energy efficiency in the emirate.”
Nilesh Khalkho, CEO - Sharaf Electronics, said: “It is a prestigious project for us and start of a new journey. As a local group we are committed to giving something back to the society and energy is one of the areas where we would like to contribute. In this journey forward, we will be retrofitting the leading Dubai International Airport. Hopefully we will continue this journey of executing many more projects for Etihad ESCO.”