DP World and Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad ESCO), part of the DEWA group, are to expand their ongoing energy efficiency collaboration to include renewable solar power installations across DP World’s port and logistics assets in the UAE. A recently signed Memorandum of Understanding provides a framework covering emerging efficiency projects, solar on-grid installations, IT solutions and other technologies.
Since 2015, Etihad ESCO and DP World have worked together on a number of projects that are actively reducing DP World’s carbon footprint and supporting its sustainability goals. Joint projects to date have included a major retrofit project for the staff accommodation areas of the Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), where nearly 40,000 people live. The project has delivered savings in energy consumption of more than 32%, surpassing initial targets. Etihad Energy Services is also currently working on retrofitting buildings in DP World’s Dubai Maritime City, in a project that is expected to save up to 20% in energy consumption at the facilities involved.