Grundfos’ Award from DEWA Highlights Company’s Dedication to Sustainability in the UAE
Grundfos, the world leading pump manufacturer, was recently recognized for its high performance during the 2015 DEWA supplier annual evaluation. The Certificate of Appreciation highlights Grundfos’ efficiency and effectiveness within DEWA’s partnership framework, which assesses the transparency of the relationships with its partners.
The award underscores Grundfos’ dedication to sustainable and energy-efficient practices in the UAE. Sustainability has always been a core value at Grundfos and a fundamental part of its business strategy. The pump manufacturer considers a focus on developing innovative, environmentally-friendly solutions as an integral element in its operations.
“We all have a responsibility to address the continued high growth and use of energy, which is one of the factors impacting climate change,” said Henning Sandager Andersen, Area Managing Director of Grundfos Middle East & Turkey.
Pumps, a vital part of the infrastructure which provides society with clean drinking water, chilled and heated water for air-conditioning, the removal of waste water and fire protection systems, consumes 10% of total global electricity. If all the pumps in the world were replaced with the latest technology overnight, 4% of the planet’s electrical energy could be saved.
“By rectifying many pumps which are wrongly selected or designed for the applications they serve, and with the addition of smart technologies such as optimized controls, sensors and monitoring devices, consumption could be further reduced by up to 60%. We are dedicated to developing technological improvements which will make a difference to both our clients and our planet,” affirmed Henning Sandager Andersen.
Dubai’s 2030 strategy involves transforming Dubai into the most sustainable city on Earth. “We aim to create awareness about what is possible to support Dubai and the UAE in achieving this ambitious but important target. We are engaging with different public and private stakeholders to provide our expertise and knowledge on what is actually possible to do today. We are compiling data that can provide incentive programs or legislation, for example, dealing with minimum requirements of pump or motor technology,” continued Henning Sandager Andersen.
An energy-conscious agenda and sustainability will be a major driver in Grundfos’ long-term strategy, both regionally and internationally. Grundfos’ investment and development in this field will support the UAE’s commitment to efficiency and change pump manufacturing’s global impact.