The UAE’s largest healthcare network, Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) and Abu Dhabi Energy Services (ADES), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA), have started to retrofit SEHA’s healthcare facilities and reduce power and water consumption.
As part of the first phase of the Energy Savings Framework Agreement, which was originally signed in September, ADES will implement energy-saving technologies in several of SEHA’s facilities to enhance sustainability across Abu Dhabi.
The partnership highlights SEHA’s commitment towards the adoption of energy-efficient modifications for its facilities beginning with Al Ain’s Tawam Hospital and Al Wagan Hospital, along with Al Dhafra’s Madinat Zayed Hospital, Al Sila Hospital and Ghayathi Hospital.
“As the largest healthcare network in the UAE, we have a responsibility to lead the way in promoting environmental sustainability within our industry. Through this initiative and our ongoing partnership with ADES, we hope to lower our own environmental footprint and increase operational efficiency, while inspiring more local healthcare entities and businesses to take action through adopting similar energy conservation practices.”
The first phase of the project will act as a vehicle to retrofit more operations in the future. The project aims to improve energy and water performance, reduce utility and operation costs, increase the durability of building systems, lower environmental footprint and reduce overall maintenance cost for SEHA facilities.
ADES is a Super Energy Service Company (ESCO) for Abu Dhabi, which is responsible for retrofitting government and commercial buildings by identifying, sourcing, and funding solutions that could bring a reduction in water and electricity consumption.
Under the agreement, ADES will gear its operations to implement energy-saving processes across SEHA facilities, including fitting lighting replacements and control systems, installing absorption coolers, upgrading the chiller units, building insulation systems, and voltage reduction systems, among many others.
Mr. Khalid Al Qubaisi, Chief Executive Officer of ADES, said, “SEHA facilities serve as pillars of the community and are widely admired for the good work they do. By making a commitment to environmental protection and supporting the fight against climate change through energy efficiency, healthcare facilities demonstrate an enhanced level of leadership that will earn them an even greater amount of admiration and respect.”