DP World, UAE Region, and Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad ESCO), a subsidiary of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), have announced plans to expand their ongoing energy efficiency collaboration into renewable solar power installations across DP World’s assets in the UAE.
The two parties have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that provides a framework to facilitate existing collaboration to cover the terminal operator’s overarching energy efficiency and sustainability programmes.
These include Energy Performance Contracting Projects, Solar On-Grid Installations, and IT Solutions and Technologies including Command and Control Centres, IoT, Smart Automation and Network Operations.
Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO, DP World said, “At DP World, we use innovative technologies to ensure that our practices comply with the Green Building programme of the Government of Dubai.
“Our efforts go beyond saving costs to strengthen our contribution to the Emirates Green Agenda 2030. DP World and Etihad Energy Services have a long record of collaboration.
“With this MoU, we open a new chapter in improving energy efficiencies across our assets in the UAE Region.
“DP World focuses on measuring and managing its direct environmental impact to contribute to the pressing challenge of climate change.
“Etihad Energy’s knowledge and expertise combined with DP World’s experience with energy efficiency will help achieve our common goals.”
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO, DEWA, also commented, “We strive to achieve the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai a leading example of energy efficiency for the region and the world and make the city one of the most sustainable globally.
“Since 2015, Etihad ESCO and DP World have collaborated in projects that are actively reducing DP World’s carbon footprint and supporting sustainability goals.
“This MoU is a significant milestone for Etihad ESCO, building on our long partnership.
“We look forward to strengthening mutual cooperation and exchanging the best international experiences of energy efficiency to continue this sustainable development journey, for a greener future for all.”