Sharaf DG Energy, one of the leading solar energy solution providers in the UAE, has successfully completed a lighting retrofit project at Drydocks World-Dubai, with the aim of deploying energy-saving measures and tackling the pressure on natural resources.
Retrofitting, a measure taken to replace conventional light fittings and accessories with new energy saving LED lights, is a key component in helping the UAE achieve their sustainable related targets.
The project was implemented on five buildings and three canteens, workshops, camp streets, which are mainly used for the junior staff accommodations of the shipyard.
Over the next three years, the project will help Drydocks World achieve annual savings of AED600,000 ($163,334), said a statement from Sharaf DG Energy.
It will involve replacemment of 5,500 fluorescent, metal halide and conventional lights with high efficient LED fixtures, the statement added.
With the help of the latest technologies, commercial and industrial sectors can now receive a number of benefits. Advantages include the reduction of energy consumption and carbon emissions, productivity enhancement, a decreased amount of maintenance expenditure and the ability to ensure more safety measures are in place for workers.
Sharaf DG Energy pointed out that it has been diligently working alongside Etihad Esco and was delighted to have exceeded its expectations. This retrofitting project will result in an annual energy saving of 1,215,708 kWh.
"As the Junior Staff Accommodation buildings were considered outdated, companies have refrained from working on them," said a company spokesman.
In turn, this has left the retrofitting project on hold for a period of 2 years with suggestions of demolishing them altogether. Sharaf DG Energy took on the project and have successfully completed it this May, he stated.
The organisation augmented the whole plan in a record timeframe and overachieved with the annual savings against proposed savings. Throughout the project, Sharaf Electronics ensured and maintained the highest safety standards with zero accidents on site, he added.-TradeArabia News Service