MAF Dalkia partners with Etihad ESCO to deliver DEWA Energy Saving Solutions
MAF Dalkia, a leading regional provider of multi-technical and energy management services has announced the signature of an Energy Performance Contract with Etihad Energy Service Company (Etihad ESCO) to deliver energy saving solutions for seven DEWA-owned buildings across Dubai.
The contract will be the operational tool for Etihad ESCO to deliver the guaranteed savings in one of the two Energy Savings Performance Contracts signed between DEWA and Etihad ESCO earlier last week, aiming at enhancing the overall energy efficiency at various infrastructures in the Emirate
Within the contract’s framework, MAF Dalkia will deliver energy saving and water conservation solutions for the seven DEWA-owned buildings, including its headquarters, through improving the building control systems, the chiller plant facilities, the air conditioning equipment, and the water systems.
Commenting on the contract, Alex Mussallam, CEO of MAF Dalkia said: “MAF Dalkia is proud to be appointed to deliver the savings in this first Energy Savings Performance Contract. Following our accreditation as an ESCO and the launching of our Energy Saving Center in April 2014, this appointment reaffirms our commitment to sustainability and energy management in Middle East, and our support of Dubai’s 2030 vision to reduce energy consumption by 30%”.
This partnership will contribute to enhancing comfort and productivity for customers and staff with the contract guaranteeing an overall savings in electricity and water use of 31 per cent for six years with an overall payback of six years.
Comprehensive long-term maintenance, repair and replacement of the installed components are also funded through guaranteed energy savings to ensure the installed improvements remain in good working order over the respective contract duration.
“This comprehensive Energy Savings Performance Contract on buildings, the first of its kind in Dubai, helps DEWA lower its carbon footprint and save significant energy through efficiency” said Stephane le Gentil, CEO of Etihad ESCO, “Etihad ESCO is pleased to execute this project in partnership with MAF Dalkia as this project confirms that significant energy savings in Dubai’s existing buildings can be achieved through public-private partnerships using the energy performance contracting model.”