BGreen Magazine » Energy and water http://www.buildgreen.ae The Middle East's only business magazine dedicated to environmental issues and sustainability Sun, 26 Jan 2014 13:30:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.1 DEWA commences AED 14 million SCADA project http://www.buildgreen.ae/news/5781/dewa-commences-aed-14-million-scada-project/ http://www.buildgreen.ae/news/5781/dewa-commences-aed-14-million-scada-project/#comments Sun, 26 Jan 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Lorraine http://www.buildgreen.ae/?p=5781 Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has commenced work on a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system to monitor and control the main water network in Dubai.

The project is part of DEWA’s strategic plan to enhance the efficiency of water networks to meet the growing demand for water supply at the highest levels of availability and reliability. It also aims to enhance Dubai’s infrastructure to meet the requirements of sustainable development, and promote the Emirate as a global hub for trade, finance, tourism, and green economy.

“The key objective of implementing the SCADA system is to increase operational efficiency by monitoring the main water network round the clock and control the entire network through automatic valves or through direct orders from operators from the Monitoring Room. This contributes to identifying leakages in the shortest possible time and reducing unaccounted-for water losses in the main transmission network. The project will enhance the efficiency of the water transmission network, increase reliability and secure uninterrupted and stable water supplies to different areas of Dubai at all times,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA.

“The project comprises state-of-the-art technologies and programmes as well as a hydraulic model of the main water network in Dubai. The project also comprises a programme to train technicians in managing the system at the highest level of efficiency. At an estimated total cost of AED 14 million, the project aims to increase operational efficiency of the main water network to meet the increasing growth and demand for water and reduce water losses all over Dubai,” added Al Tayer.

“The project will be accomplished in accordance with the set schedule, and is expected to be finished within seven months,” concluded Al Tayer.

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RAK’s first independent solar power project http://www.buildgreen.ae/news/5777/raks-first-independent-solar-power-project/ http://www.buildgreen.ae/news/5777/raks-first-independent-solar-power-project/#comments Sun, 26 Jan 2014 06:17:48 +0000 Lorraine http://www.buildgreen.ae/?p=5777 Utico has called for pre-qualifications for a 40MW solar power development project in Ras Al Khaimah. The project, the first of its kind in the UAE, will go a long way to bring sustainability and provide affordable power to consumers in the region.

Utico also closed successfully a well-participated pre-qualification process for a 100,000m3/day desalination plant. Over 20 companies are participating in this tender process. The project is the first-ever private independent water project in the world with a take or pay model.

Utico’s model of utilities development is supported by the RAK Emirate and its progressive ideas of sustainability – an important reason that has helped Utico introduce these innovative projects. The solar independent power project (IPP) will provide power to the desalination plant as well as provide power to the Utico grid. Negotiations are also underway to connect to the federal grid, which will help Utico to increase the solar power capacity to 120MW over the coming years.

Richard Menezes, Executive Vice-Chairman of Utico, said: “What the region’s utilities sector requires are proper regulation, government support, the freedom to serve a consumer within a set quality of service, and consumer satisfaction not financial support. Meeting these requirements will help promote innovation along with better service and quick growth. That is the bottom line of utility development.”

The company is aggressively seeking to build utility power projects overseas with its unique business model where it focuses on reducing subsidies for governments as well as building a greener world. Utico has been using government tariffs as a guideline and helping large users to have a better pricing structure, he added.

“Today, Ras Al Khaimah has the most economical utility tariff structure in the UAE that is progressive, real and is pro-industry,” Menezes added. “This model is being proposed to several regions such as Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ajman, Sharjah, Fujairah, Umm Al Quwain, and countries, including India, Namibia, Lebanon, Cyprus and Oman, to name a few.  We hope that this model of development will help the UAE to reduce subsidies and utilise these savings and put them to better use for social and economic development.”

Utico has already announced several environmentally friendly projects, including the 270MW clean coal power project, 40MW solar project, 100,000m3/day largest solar-powered desalination plant projects and several other innovative utility development models which are sustainable.

Recently, Utico received the award for the most Environment-Friendly Company” given by the UAE Ministry of Environment and Water Resources.

 

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DEWA receives Ethiopian Prime Minister at WFES 2014 http://www.buildgreen.ae/news/5748/dewa-receives-ethiopian-prime-minister-at-wfes-2014/ http://www.buildgreen.ae/news/5748/dewa-receives-ethiopian-prime-minister-at-wfes-2014/#comments Thu, 23 Jan 2014 11:30:54 +0000 Lorraine http://www.buildgreen.ae/?p=5748 A high-profile delegation from the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia visited Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (DEWA) stand at the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2014, being held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and organised in Abu Dhabi from 20-22 January at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

Waleed Salman, Executive Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at DEWA, received the delegation which was headed by Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of Ethiopia. The delegation was accompanied by HE Dr Abdullah bin Mohammad Bel Haif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Public Works.

The Ethiopian delegation viewed a model of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, which is one the largest renewable energy projects in the region and will generate 1,000MW upon completion in 2030, totalling 5% of Dubai’s total power output.

Waleed Salman provided the delegation with an overview of the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030, which aims to diversify the energy mix to comprise a mix of natural gas (71%), nuclear power (12%), clean coal (12%), and solar energy (5%), and reducing demand for energy by 30% by 2030.

DEWA also participated in the Sustainable Living Expo being held on the side-lines of WFES. Sultan Al Zaabi, Project Manager of Conservation, Outreach and Engagement at DEWA delivered a presentation on DEWA’s sustainable campaigns and initiatives aimed at achieving its vision to become a sustainable world-class utility, and supporting the Green Economy for Sustainable Development initiative, launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai.

Al Zaabi emphasised the significance of designing special campaigns to communicate the conservation and awareness messages to the various community segments effectively. He highlighted the Neighbourhood Campaign, which aims to spread environmental awareness using innovative and creative means. The campaign recorded an overwhelming participation from the community members.

Al Zaabi demonstrated the initiatives and campaigns which were designed for particular community segments such as the ‘Conservation Award’ themed ‘For a Better Tomorrow’ for the educational sector, ‘Best Consumer Award’ and ‘Be Water Smart’ campaign.

 

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Dubai Carbon announces next edition of State of Energy Report at WFES 2014 http://www.buildgreen.ae/news/5741/dubai-carbon-announces-next-edition-of-state-of-energy-report-at-wfes-2014/ http://www.buildgreen.ae/news/5741/dubai-carbon-announces-next-edition-of-state-of-energy-report-at-wfes-2014/#comments Thu, 23 Jan 2014 08:30:08 +0000 Lorraine http://www.buildgreen.ae/?p=5741 The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (DCCE) have announced the sponsorship call for the next edition of the State of Energy Report at the World Future Energy Summit 2014.

The first edition of the publication was unveiled on the occasion of World Energy Day on 22nd October 2013, which was endorsed by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and adopted by 54 other countries around the world in addition to representatives from the United Nations, the Arab League and the African Union, when the Dubai Declaration of Energy for All codified on 22 October, 2012 that this same date shall be observed annually as World Energy Day.

The State of the Energy report supports the Green Economy for Sustainable Development initiative launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and the UAE Vision 2021. The report aims to build a collaborative platform to enable a knowledge economy to spur growth of both green and sustainable development.

“The State of Energy Report supports the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and reflects the efforts exerted by the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy for Dubai’s energy sector to achieve sustainable development. The report is an action plan and a guidebook comprising all the relevant details for the energy sector and developments with a special focus on green initiatives pursuant to the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice-Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy.

“The State of Energy Report is a knowledge product, which was developed to capture the replicable and scalable success stories of Dubai, which can provide a function of environmental and social development across the Arab States. By encouraging green investment and green growth, the UAE is becoming a leading green and sustainable economy in the region and the world”, added Ivano Iannelli, CEO, Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence.

On January 20th, the report goes to a country level and into the next round with the State of Energy Report 2015 to be released later in the year. The publication opens for sponsors and advertising on a first come first serve basis. More information is available with the editor in chief, Michaela Neukirch on MichaelaN@dcce.ae.

 

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Siemens shows off its Masdar City masterpiece http://www.buildgreen.ae/news/news-energyandwater/5747/siemens-shows-off-its-masdar-city-masterpiece/ http://www.buildgreen.ae/news/news-energyandwater/5747/siemens-shows-off-its-masdar-city-masterpiece/#comments Thu, 23 Jan 2014 08:30:05 +0000 Lorraine http://www.buildgreen.ae/?p=5747 The first LEED Platinum certified office building in Abu Dhabi was officially inaugurated yesterday (Jan 22).

Electrical engineering giant Siemens’ new Middle East headquarters, which will accommodate 800 employees, is at Masdar City adjacent to the Masdar Institute.

Architect David Ardill, of Sheppard Robson, won a competition 30 month before to design the building, which uses 50 per cent less energy than a similar sized conventional building. The distinctive façade is dominated by aluminium shades over the windows, each individually designed to provide 100% shading to 95% of glazed surfaces.

Ardill explained how the original design brief has been met to redue energy demand by 65% and water by 50%.

Inside Herald Waiti, Siemens ME head of SRE, explained how there are ‘practically no internatl light switches’ and that everything is controlled through movement sensors. “Desk lamps are light sensitive and dim according to the amount of external light coming through the windows,” he explained.

Waiti even joked how at night time someone could run through an empty office and be followed in a trail of light. ‘I have tried it,’ he joked with assembled journalists.

The opening ceremony was attended by board membrs from Siemans AG – including Michael Suess and Roland Busch – Dr Al Jaber and shareholders of Siemens in the UAE and dignitaries from Abu Dhabi.

In a statement Siemans said: “The company’s strategic partnership with Masdar extends far beyond the opening of a new office and is in line with Abu Dhabi’s National Vision 2030.”

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FRV and Abdul Latif Jameel Energy to develop PV projects in KSA http://www.buildgreen.ae/news/5721/frv-and-abdul-latif-jameel-energy-to-develop-pv-projects-in-ksa/ http://www.buildgreen.ae/news/5721/frv-and-abdul-latif-jameel-energy-to-develop-pv-projects-in-ksa/#comments Wed, 22 Jan 2014 09:52:13 +0000 Lorraine http://www.buildgreen.ae/?p=5721 Abdul Latif Jameel Energy and Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) announce that they have formed a joint venture to develop photovoltaic (PV) solar energy projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Both companies will jointly develop and invest in solar plants.

Through this venture, FRV and Abdul Latif Jameel Energy will together undertake the tender of the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KA-CARE) programme, which includes the construction of 41 GW of solar power by 2032, of which 16 GW is photovoltaic.

Abdul Latif Jameel Energy, a wholly-owned division of KSA-based Abdul Latif Jameel Co. Ltd, brings its knowledge of the local market and financial capability. FRV, with presence in Dubai, and with more than 2 GW developed worldwide, brings its extensive experience in engineering, development and construction of solar installations, and a proven track record in adding value in the financing and management of the assets.

KA-CARE is His Majesty King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud’s ambitious programme to develop alternative energies and to position the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as one of the most important renewable energy markets in the world. It includes PV and concentrated solar power energy, wind, geothermal, waste conversion as well as nuclear energy to diversify its energy sources in the future. These projects represent an estimated investment of over $60 billion.

Roberto de Diego Arozamena, CEO of Abdul Latif Energy commented: “The joint venture of Abdul Latif Jameel Energy with a world class developer of solar power plants such as FRV creates a highly competitive and experienced new player in the solar energy space. We aim to bring best cost, flawless execution and optimal energy pricing to the Saudi Arabian market supported by FRV’s significant track record and experience. Our partnership will bring additional value to the Kingdom by developing training programmes and creating local job opportunities for Saudi nationals. In addition to the KA-CARE programme, we are also evaluating other potential solar energy generation opportunities with FRV. We believe that this joint venture with FRV is a key element of our overall energy generation ambitions in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the region, which will include other countries and technologies.”

According to Tristan Higuero, FRV´s Managing Director for the MENA region, “This joint venture with a partner as prestigious as Abdul Latif Jameel, with extensive experience and knowledge of the region, allows us to undertake the project with guaranteed success and to consolidate FRV’s long-term presence in this strategic market. Due to its geographical position, high level of solar radiation and the government’s commitment to diversify the national energy production and to promote the creation of a local solar industry, Saudi Arabia is a strategic market for us.”

 

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Leaders from 150 countries arrive in Abu Dhabi for energy summit as WFES begins http://www.buildgreen.ae/news/5669/leaders-from-150-countries-arrive-in-abu-dhabi-for-energy-summit-as-wfes-begins/ http://www.buildgreen.ae/news/5669/leaders-from-150-countries-arrive-in-abu-dhabi-for-energy-summit-as-wfes-begins/#comments Tue, 21 Jan 2014 05:58:17 +0000 Lorraine http://www.buildgreen.ae/?p=5669 Heads of State and Ministers from over 150 countries as well as representatives from 120 international organisations gathered in Abu Dhabi on Saturday for the opening of the Fourth Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The Assembly, the Agency’s ultimate decision-making authority, takes place today and tomorrow. Kicking-off Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2014, the event features IRENA’s flagship projects, its current and future work programmes, and several public and media events.

“IRENA’s focus is accelerating the deployment of renewables worldwide, and our Assembly gives us the opportunity to present our current and future work to our membership,” Adnan Z. Amin, IRENA’s Director-General, said. “We are now engaged with over 165 countries. As more and more countries join, IRENA’s role as the global hub for renewable energy is becoming ever more prominent.”

“IRENA is a global campaigner for the advancement of renewable energy, and a convener that creates a platform for international collaboration,” said H.E. Pedro Joaquín Coldwell, Mexico Secretary of Energy and President of the Assembly. “It is through important international platforms like this that we will secure our clean energy future.”

Highlights during the Assembly include the launch of “REmap 2030”, the much anticipated roadmap for doubling the global renewable energy share by 2030; and the announcement of the first six renewable energy projects in developing countries receiving loans under the IRENA/ADFD Project Facility partnership from the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development.

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is mandated as the global hub for renewable energy cooperation and information exchange by 124 Members (123 States and the European Union). Over 43 additional countries are in the accession process and actively engaged. Formally established in 2011, IRENA is the first global intergovernmental organisation to be headquartered in the Middle East.

IRENA supports countries in their transition to a sustainable energy future, and serves as the principal platform for international cooperation, a centre of excellence, and a repository of policy, technology, resource and financial knowledge on renewable energy.  IRENA promotes the widespread adoption and sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy, including bioenergy, geothermal, hydropower, ocean, solar and wind energy in the pursuit of sustainable development, energy access, energy security and low-carbon economic growth and prosperity.

Picture caption: The President of IRENA’s Fourth Assembly,  H.E. Pedro Joaquín Coldwell, Mexico Secretary of Energy (third from left), is welcomed by Vice-President of the Third Assembly, Dato’ Seri DiRaja Mahdzir Khalid of Malaysia. IRENA’s Fourth Assembly welcomed official government delegations from over 151 countries.

For more information about IRENA’s Fourth Assembly visit www.irena.org.

 

 

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Report: Renewable energy should be make up a third of world use by 2030… ‘at no extra cost’ http://www.buildgreen.ae/news/5695/report-renewable-energy-should-be-make-up-a-third-of-world-use-by-2030-at-no-extra-cost/ http://www.buildgreen.ae/news/5695/report-renewable-energy-should-be-make-up-a-third-of-world-use-by-2030-at-no-extra-cost/#comments Mon, 20 Jan 2014 11:53:32 +0000 Lorraine http://www.buildgreen.ae/?p=5695 The global renewable energy share can reach and exceed 30 per cent by 2030 at no extra cost, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) says in a report “REmap 2030,” that was published yesterday to coincide with the Wolrd Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi.

The study maps out a pathway for doubling the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix based on the technologies that are available today. Energy efficiency and improved energy access can advance the share of renewables in the global energy mix up to 36 per cent, according to the new report.

“There is a strong economic case for the renewable energy transition. When considering climate change mitigation, health impact and job creation, the transition practically pays for itself,” Adnan Z. Amin, IRENA’s Director-General, said. “More renewables in the energy system provide greater flexibility, increase energy independence, and make the system more resilient.”

The deployment of modern renewables – renewable energy sources that exclude traditional use of biomass – needs to grow more than threefold, the study shows. A rethinking of energy taxes and subsidies is critical to the economic case for renewable energy. A reduction of fossil fuel subsidies will facilitate the uptake of renewables. Subsidies for renewable energy can disappear altogether, if green house gas emissions and other air pollution are reasonably priced.

“Many governments are underestimating the potential of renewables in their planning the for energy transition. To reach the goal of doubling the share of renewable energy by 2030, additional efforts are needed, particularly in the building, industry and transport sectors,” Dolf Gielen, Director of IRENA’s Innovation and Technology Centre in Bonn, Germany said. “We identified five areas of national action: Planning realistic but ambitious transition pathways; creating an enabling business environment; managing knowledge of technology options and their deployment; ensuring smooth integration of renewables into the existing infrastructure; and unleashing innovation.”

“REmap 2030” builds on the analysis of the energy supply and demand of 26 countries, which account for 74 per cent of projected global total final energy consumption in 2030. IRENA collaborates with member states and research institutions for “REmap 2030,” which derives its objective from the United Nations Secretary General’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative.

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is mandated as the global hub for renewable energy cooperation and information exchange by 124 Members (123 States and the European Union). Over 40 additional countries are in the accession process and actively engaged. Formally established in 2011, IRENA is the first global intergovernmental organisation to be headquartered in the Middle East.

IRENA supports countries in their transition to a sustainable energy future, and serves as the principal platform for international cooperation, a centre of excellence, and a repository of policy, technology, resource and financial knowledge on renewable energy.  IRENA promotes the widespread adoption and sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy, including bioenergy, geothermal, hydropower, ocean, solar and wind energy in the pursuit of sustainable development, energy access, energy security and low-carbon economic growth and prosperity.

Picture caption:  H.E. The Honourable Kevin Rudd, 26th Prime Minister of Australia, discussing the “REmap 2030″ report at IRENA’s FT Question Time in Abu Dhabi yesterday. Panelist of the debate included Michael Eckhart, Global Head of Environmental Finance and Sustainability, Citigroup; Dr José Goldemberg, Professor, University of São Paulo; Paddy Padmanathan, President and CEO, ACWA Power International; and Prof. Dr. Klaus Töpfer, Executive Director, Institute for Advanced Sustainable Studies (IASS).

 

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DEWA shows its energy saving credentials at WFES http://www.buildgreen.ae/news/5684/dewa-shows-its-energy-saving-credentials-at-wfes/ http://www.buildgreen.ae/news/5684/dewa-shows-its-energy-saving-credentials-at-wfes/#comments Mon, 20 Jan 2014 11:34:28 +0000 Lorraine http://www.buildgreen.ae/?p=5684 Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is a Platinum Sponsor in the seventh World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2014, which opened today in Abu Dhabi.

The summit is under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and runs from January 20 to 22 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. The theme for WFES 2014 is, ‘Powering the future of energy innovation and investment.’

DEWA’s stand at WFES witnessed a strong turnout from visitors and exhibitors who expressed their admiration of DEWA’s achievements in the fields of sustainability and renewable energy. Official delegates and decision-makers discussed ways of collaboration with DEWA to execute future projects in the areas of energy, water, environment, sustainability, and renewable energy to further boost the clean energy sector in the UAE.

“In line with the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, DEWA is committed to achieving the Green Economy for Sustainable Development initiative, and support the UAE Vision 2021. DEWA is keen to participate in national and international events to exchange expertise, experiences and best practices with relevant organisations. Through our participation at WFES, we aim to evaluate and focus on the latest advanced technological solutions that can help to improve our performance in administration, operations, and services. This will further strengthen our strategic initiatives to promote the sustainable development of Dubai,” said Al Tayer.

At its stand, DEWA showcased a model of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, which is one the largest renewable energy projects in the region, and will generate 1,000MW upon completion in 2030, totalling 5% of Dubai’s total power output.

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, opened the first phase of the solar park, which uses photovoltaic technology to produce 13MW, and is linked directly to DEWA’s grid, which covers all areas of Dubai. His Highness has initiated the second phase, a 100MW photovoltaic plant.

This is a leading sustainable project, and a centre for the production of energy from solar power, and a comprehensive innovation and research centre that supports the promotion of renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency. The project will also include a renewable energy academy to advance the skills of future professionals.

DEWA also highlighted its M Station for electricity generation and water desalination in Jebel Ali, which is equipped with the latest electronic devices and superior systems at a total cost of AED 10 billion. M Station has a capacity of 2,060MW of electricity, and 140 million imperial gallons of desalinated water per day.

M Station is now being expanded with new substations that have a capacity of 400MW, increasing the installed capacity of the station to 2,460MW, upon completion in 2018.

DEWA officials delivered presentations on DEWA’s Sustainable Building in Al Quoz, which is the first public sector sustainable building in the UAE, and the largest government building in the world with a Platinum rating for green buildings from Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), the US Green Building Council institute, which has a set of rating criteria for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings, homes and neighbourhoods in the world. The DEWA Sustainable Building achieved 98 out of 110 points.

The Sustainable Building reduces consumption of energy by 66% and water by 48%, and houses a 660kW onsite solar power plant.

A dedicated team has been appointed by DEWA supervise its stand and provide information about DEWA, and address general and technical questions about its projects.

Hosted by Masdar, WFES is a key event under the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, and is regarded as the region’s largest gathering of its kind to focus on sustainable development. The Summit aims to identify and promote sustainable solutions to address the energy sector’s challenges, climate change, and environmental pollution across the globe.

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LED module technology at ME Electricity 2014 http://www.buildgreen.ae/news/5677/led-module-technology-at-me-electricity-2014/ http://www.buildgreen.ae/news/5677/led-module-technology-at-me-electricity-2014/#comments Sun, 19 Jan 2014 08:00:41 +0000 Lorraine http://www.buildgreen.ae/?p=5677 DIETAL, a European company specialised in the design of professional interior lighting appliances, will introduce its latest innovation in the French Pavilion at the Middle East Electricity tradeshow. LEDIZ® is a new LED module technology intended to replace fluorescent tubes in traditional and bespoke lighting fixtures. Entirely manufactured in Europe, LEDIZ® combines performance and quality while delivering the best operational cost on the maket.

The result of three years of research, LEDIZ® mixes three innovations to provide a unique solution guaranteeing efficiency and reliability. A high-performance diffuser (conveys 92% of the flow), passive cooling via an aluminium rail, and an optimal lifecycle for the LED module (up to 100,000 hours thanks to an exclusive, patented method using laser trimming) make up the three main benefits of this process. The system is perfectly suitable for all applications using linear fluorescent lamps, and can also replace LED tubes. Economical both to buy and to use, LEDIZ® guarantees from 25 to 60% energy savings.

DIETAL has endeavoured to design and produce LEDIZ® entirely in Europe to ensure it would keep total control of the development process while producing a product of great quality. A leader in the European market and very active worldwide, DIETAL delivers more than 2 million light fixtures that comply with the most stringent international quality and safety standards. Its customers are the major brands in the European market for business light fixtures, who sell products created by DIETAL to complete their own lines.

DIETAL has already completed several projects in the Middle East and now wishes to boost its presence within the region.

Marketing Manager, Stephen Renard, said: “The Middle East, and the UAE in particular, represent a very large potential for growth for DIETAL, on the one hand because the region has a strong concentration of real-estate and infrastructure projects, and on the other because DIETAL is in a position to meet the rigorous demands of the lighting market in this country, by providing products that are suitable both in terms of quality (designed and manufactured in Europe) and of innovation (experts in fluorescent and LED technology), as well as in exclusive lighting solutions related to, for instance, our patented LEDIZ® technology.”

 

 

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