DEWA & Dubai Airports explore bilateral cooperation for net-zero goals

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has discussed bilateral cooperation with Dubai Airports, in line with the strategic partnership between the two sides.

The meeting between HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, and Mr. Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports aimed to exchange views to achieve common goals and support government directions. They also discussed the latest developments in the project undertaken by Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad ESCO), which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of DEWA. The project aims to retrofit a number of buildings at Dubai Airports to optimize energy efficiency.

Mr. Al Tayer said that in line with the directives of the wise leadership to consolidate a green economy in the UAE, DEWA is keen on strengthening cooperation with public and private organizations that share its vision to enhance environmental sustainability and achieve net-zero emissions.

Mr. Al Tayer also commended Dubai Airports for adopting sustainability across all its operations. He explained that DEWA has established Etihad ESCO to enhance energy efficiency in Dubai. The company has retrofitted nearly 8,000 existing buildings in Dubai.

“A key priority in 2023 is to deliver sustainable operations as we strive to maintain our position as the world’s busiest global hub. With the UAE hosting COP 28 this year, we are very excited about the developments and opportunities that we are presented with and our role in achieving them,” said Mr. Griffiths.

Etihad ESCO has installed a solar power system in Terminal 2 of Dubai Airport. This is the largest system of its kind inside an international airport in the region.

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