Dubai Int'l eyes big savings in LED lighting retrofit project

Dubai International AIrport project will replace over 15,000 outdoor and indoor lights with latest energy saving LED lights
Dubai Int'l eyes big savings in LED lighting retrofit project
Etihad ESCO signed an agreement with Sharaf Electronics for the implementation of the lighting retrofit project at three terminals of Dubai International Airport.
By Sam Bridge
Thu 16 May 2019 05:23 PM

Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad ESCO) has announced the signing of an agreement with Sharaf Electronics for the implementation of the lighting retrofit project at three terminals of Dubai International Airport.

The project will replace over 15,000 outdoor and indoor lights with latest energy saving LED lights, resulting in about AED5 million annual savings every year, for next seven years for the airport.

Sharaf Electronics is tasked to complete the project within a year and a half, a statement said.

With over 8,500 outdoor lights, including high mast lighting and 7,000 indoor lights, latest lighting technologies from Europole and Sylvania will make Dubai Airport a front runner in energy efficient lighting in the world, it added.

Ali Al Jassim, CEO, Etihad ESCO, a unit of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), said: “The project will turn Dubai Airport into a leading model of energy efficiency in the emirate.”

Nilesh Khalkho, CEO - Sharaf Electronics, added: “It is a prestigious project for us and start of a new journey... Hopefully we will continue this journey of executing many more projects for Etihad ESCO.”

Retrofitting an existing conventional lighting in a building with LED lights can result in 40-50 per cent energy savings.

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