South Energy contracted to retrofit Dubai South's streetlights with LED lighting fixtures.

Project is to bring huge benefits in terms of energy savings, reduced maintenance costs, and positive environmental impacts.

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Khalifa Al Zaffin, executive chairman of Dubai Aviation City Corporation and Dubai South.
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Khalifa Al Zaffin, executive chairman of Dubai Aviation City Corporation and Dubai South.

South Energy, the energy solution’s arm of Dubai South, has been contracted to retrofit the entire development’s streetlights with LED lighting fixtures.

Under the agreement, South Energy will act as an energy services company (ESCO) providing all the aspects of the project for a duration of 10 years.

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Aimed at enhancing the overall sustainability of the city, the project is set to bring huge benefits in terms of energy savings, reduced maintenance costs, and positive environmental impacts.

It also seeks to contribute to achieving the 30% energy demand reduction targets of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy by 2030.

Khalifa Al Zaffin, executive chairman of Dubai Aviation City Corporation and Dubai South, said: “Dubai South is committed to ensuring the accessibility of reliable and modern energy services across Dubai South and efficiently consume energy.

“This commitment is in line with UAE’s Energy Strategy 2050, which targets to increase the share of clean energy in our energy mix and reduce carbon footprint from power generation.

“By consciously aligning our energy usage through clean technologies, we can take part in reducing electricity consumption and show the benefits to individuals and companies alike.”

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The overall project is expected to save energy consumption on streetlights by up to 67% from its previous usage.

Expected energy savings is about 4.5million kWh annually, with the total energy and maintenance cost savings reaching up to $612,000.

Ismail Al Marzooqi, CEO of South Energy, said: “Our latest project for the entire Dubai South is testament to South Energy’s ever-expanding capability to provide advanced and sustainable energy solutions.

“Through this project, South Energy will serve as an ESCO provider to oversee the financing, development, implementation, operation and maintenance of the project.

“We take the responsibility of achieving the guarantees of savings for the project’s lifetime and the cost savings will be shared between South Energy and Dubai South for 10 years.”

All fixtures will be equipped with NEMA sockets for future integration with smart lighting management systems and come with a warranty of more than 50,000 hours.

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