Siemens guarantees power and water savings for seven years. Data analytics from automation systems will be used to design tailor-made energy conservation measures
Dubai Airports will use Siemens’ data analytics and smart building technology to guarantee annual energy savings of almost 20 per cent per year at Dubai Airports’ facilities, by implementing energy efficiency measures at Terminal 1, Terminal 2, Terminal 3 and Concourse B at Dubai International (DXB).
Focusing on air and water systems, the seven-year project is expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 25,000 tons, with annual electricity savings of approximately 50 gigawatt hours (GWH), and water savings of around 21 million gallons.
The initiative is part of Dubai Airports’ comprehensive energy-saving strategy and program designed to limit the environmental footprint at both of its airports.
A tailor-made energy optimization solution has been designed for the project by Siemens, 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 the air-handling units, chilled water system, fresh air plant and the secondary fresh air, supply and exhaust fan systems.
“By optimizing 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 recognize 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.”
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.
The customer is Etihad ESCO (Energy Service Company), a venture by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority launched in 2013 to promote a performance contracting market for energy service companies.
In October 2017, Etihad ESCO signed an agreement with Dubai Airports for the retrofitting of Terminals 1, 2, 3 and Concourse B of Dubai International Airport. (Source: Siemens).
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