Dubai Airports to save 20% on annual energy bill with Siemens' technology

Dubai Airports to save 20% on annual energy bill with Siemens' technology
Dubai Airports plans to increase energy savings as part of a comprehensive programme designed to limit environmental footprint (Picture for illustrative purpose only)
Published: 22 May 2018 - noon

Dubai Airports aims to achieve energy savings of almost 20% annually with the help of Siemens’ data analytics and smart building technology.

According to a media reports, energy efficiency measures will be set up in terminals 1,2 and 3, and as well as Concourse B of Dubai International (DXB), as part of a seven-year project.

These measures will focuses setting up air and water systems to reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 25,000 tonnes, generate electricity savings of approximately 50 gigawatt hours (GWH) and water savings of around 21mn gallons.

The initiative comes as part of Dubai Airports’ comprehensive energy-saving strategy and programme designed to limit environmental footprint.

Siemens has tailor made an energy optimisation solution for the project, comprising a range of physical and digital 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 air-handling units, chilled water system, fresh air plant and the secondary fresh air, supply and exhaust fan systems.

Siemens will be responsible for the project’s design, supply, installation, commissioning and maintenance, and also the measurement, verification and guarantee of energy savings for seven years.

Michael Ibbitson, executive vice president, infrastructure and technology, Dubai Airports, said, “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. As longstanding partners, Siemens understands our business, our systems and has the expertise and technology needed to help us deliver our vision.”

“By optimising technical infrastructure at Dubai International and providing enhanced control and data analytics, we are able to guarantee significant resource savings with sustainable environmental and financial benefits,” said Markus Strohmeier, senior executive vice president, building technologies, Siemens Middle East.

“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,” Strohmeier said.

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