Dubai Airports to save 20% on annual energy bills
Data analytics from automation systems used to design tailor-made energy conservation measures by Seimens to be deployed
Dubai Airports will use Siemens’ data analytics and smart building technology to generate an annual energy savings of almost 20% at Dubai Airports’ facilities.
This will be achieved 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 CO2 emissions by approximately 25,000 tonnes, 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 optimisation 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 optimise the air-handling units, chilled water system, fresh air plant and the secondary fresh air, supply and exhaust fan systems.
Michael Ibbitson, executive vice president, Infrastructure & Technology at 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.”
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), who signed an agreement in October 2017, for the retrofitting of Terminals 1, 2, 3 and Concourse B of Dubai International Airport.