Etihad Energy Services and Dubai Airports Forge Sustainable Partnership for Energy Efficiency and Solar Integration

Ethihad Energy Services Partners with Dubai Airports for Sustainable Initiatives

Etihad Energy Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), has announced a transformative collaboration with Dubai Airports, focusing on innovative retrofit initiatives and extensive solar integration projects. This partnership underscores their commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship, aligning with the goals set forth at COP28.

Working hand in hand with Dubai Airports, one of the world’s leading airport operators, Etihad Energy Services is spearheading significant positive changes in energy practices while championing sustainability efforts. Expected to yield substantial annual energy and water savings, these projects at Dubai Airports are pivotal in shaping a more eco-friendly and sustainable future for the region.

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, stated, “In line with the vision and directives of the leadership in fostering a green economy in the UAE and coinciding with COP28, we are keen to enhance cooperation with government and private organizations that share our vision for environmental sustainability and carbon neutrality. Sustainability is our central focus. Our collaboration with Dubai Airports marks a pivotal step in our commitment to environmental sustainability, addressing energy efficiency through retrofit measures and embracing clean energy with solar integration. Through these projects, Etihad Energy Services aims to play a key role in achieving Dubai’s vision for a sustainable future.”

Paul Griffiths, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Airports, commented, “Dubai Airports is steadfast in our commitment to facilitating efficient global air connectivity while prioritizing environmental sustainability at Dubai International (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC). Our collaboration with Etihad Energy Services on energy-efficient projects reflects our dedication to embracing innovative and sustainable practices. These endeavors align with the UAE’s strategic initiative to achieve Net Zero by 2050 and with the aviation industry’s united effort to continue decarbonizing operations, forging a path towards a brighter and more sustainable future.”

This dynamic collaboration sets a new standard for sustainable partnerships, demonstrating the positive impact that joint efforts can have on both energy efficiency and environmental stewardship. Etihad Energy Services and Dubai Airports are setting an exceptional benchmark for sustainable practices, paving the way for a brighter future beyond current expectations.

About Etihad Energy Services:

Etihad Energy Services, established in 2013 as part of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), aims to make Dubai’s built environment a leading model of energy efficiency. Their mission is to drive the energy efficiency contracting market in Dubai by focusing on the retrofit of over 30,000 structures for energy efficiency projects. To learn more about their achievements and environmental impact, please visit here.

About Dubai Airports:

Dubai Airports operates both of Dubai’s airports, DXB and DWC. As an integrator, Dubai Airports works to balance the interests of all stakeholders to sustain aviation growth, maintain operational resilience, and ensure service providers collaborate to deliver a safe and secure service while enhancing the customer experience and upholding a sustainable business model.

DXB surpassed its 2019 level of traffic by welcoming 64.5 million passengers year-to-date in September 2023. With annual traffic of 66 million passengers in 2022, DXB retained its position as the world’s number one airport for international passenger traffic for the ninth consecutive year.

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