Daikin to supply Etihad ESCO’s JAFZA 3 chiller replacement project
Replacement of 15 existing chillers to save 3 million kWh of energy and AED 1.3m in cost annually for JAFZA
Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad ESCO) recently announced a partnership with Daikin for the replacement of existing chillers with advanced, energy efficient chillers as part of JAFZA Package 3 energy retrofit project.
The agreement was signed by Ali Al Jassim, CEO, Etihad ESCO and Yuji Miyata, chairman and president, Daikin Middle East and Africa.
The project, which will see Daikin replaces 15 existing chillers with 15 new inverter chillers for 11 JAFZA facilities, will result in an annual energy savings of 3,019,679 kWh for JAFZA, thereby saving AED 1,343,757 annually.
JAFZA comprises multiple areas, facilities and buildings that house a wide range of business functions.
Etihad ESCO has been working with JAFZA to facilitate its transformation into an energy efficient zone and had renewed its partnership with JAFZA for Package 3 to retrofit its Lease Office Building and food courts.
The Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs) proposed by Etihad ESCO as part of the project include deep heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) retrofit, replacement of conventional lights with LED lights.
Ali Al Jassim, CEO, Etihad ESCO said they went with Daikin due to its “efficient and reliable chillers, air handling and fan coil units, as well as the VRV systems and inverter splits”.
He added: “Daikin thoroughly understands our commitment towards transforming Dubai’s built environment into a leading example of energy efficiency for the region and the world.”