Dubai Airports eyes 20% reduction in energy bill

Siemens technology to be deployed in energy efficiency measures at Terminal 1, Terminal 2, Terminal 3 and Concourse B at DXB
By Sam Bridge
Mon 11 Jun 2018 03:10 PM

Dubai Airports said it will use Siemens’ data analytics and smart building technology to guarantee annual energy savings of almost 20 percent per year.

The airport operator will implement energy efficiency measures at Terminal 1, Terminal 2, Terminal 3 and Concourse B at Dubai International (DXB).

Focusing on air and water systems, the seven-year project is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 25,000 tons, with annual electricity savings of approximately 50 gigawatt hours (GWH), and water savings of around 21 million gallons, it said in a statement.

The initiative is part of Dubai Airports’ energy-saving strategy and program designed to limit the environmental footprint at both of its airports.

A tailor-made energy optimization solution has been designed for the project by Siemens, comprising technologies including variable frequency drives, panels, sensors, intelligent controls, energy metering and efficient water fixtures.

These will be deployed to the air and water systems to optimize the air-handling units, chilled water system, fresh air plant and the secondary fresh air, supply and exhaust fan systems.

“Sustainability underpins our facility management strategy and these energy and water savings have the double benefit of limiting our environmental footprint and improving our bottom line,” said Michael Ibbitson, executive vice president, Infrastructure & Technology at Dubai Airports.

Markus Strohmeier, senior executive vice president, Building Technologies, Siemens Middle East, added: “We recognise that Dubai Airports operates mission-critical infrastructure, and we are committed to using technology and expertise to ensure it is functioning at its most efficient.”

Etihad ESCO (Energy Service Company), a venture by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, will implement the project.

In October 2017, Etihad ESCO signed an agreement with Dubai Airports for the retrofitting of Terminals 1, 2, 3 and Concourse B of Dubai International Airport.

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Last Updated: Mon 11 Jun 2018 03:11 PM GST

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