Etihad ESCO signs lighting retrofit contract with Sharaf Electronics for Dubai Airport

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Sharaf Electronics is tasked with completing the project within a year and a half

Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad ESCO) has signed an agreement with Sharaf Electronics for the implementation of a lighting retrofit project at three terminals of Dubai International Airport. The project is in support of the airport’s vision of environmental sustainability.

The project will see 15,000 indoor and outdoor lighting fixtures replaced with energy saving LED lights. The move is expected to net $1.36mn in annual savings every year for the next seven years for the airport.

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

With over 8,500 outdoor lights and 7,000 indoor lights, and through the use of the latest lighting technologies from Europole and Sylvania, Dubai Airport will be a front runner in energy efficient lighting in the world, the statement said.

The statement notes that Sharaf Electronics is an accredited ESCO company with the Regulatory & Supervisory Bureau (RSB) for electricity and water in Dubai.

Nilesh Khalkho, CEO – Sharaf Electronics added, “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.”

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