• 3 megawatt solar energy project will put Dubai Autodrome on track towards sustainable energy
• Union Properties hosts signing at Cityscape Global
The Union Properties pavilion at the 16th edition of Cityscape Global in Dubai provided the backdrop to a signing agreement between SirajPower and Dubai Autodrome to begin work on a new solar power initiative for the MotorCity race track.
The agreement aims to develop the popular motorsport venue into an energy-sustainable facility by outfitting the expansive rooftops at Dubai Autodrome with state-of-the-art solar panels. Once installed, the 3 megawatt project will provide the facility’s annual energy requirements. Chief Executive Officer of Union Properties, Ahmed Khouri, presided over the signing ceremony between the Director at SirajPower, Laurent Longuet, and the General Manager of Dubai Autodrome, Faisal Al Sahlawi.
Longuet highlighted the agreement saying: “The partnership between Dubai Autodrome and SirajPower marks a significant new step to operate this business in a more sustainable fashion. Besides reducing electricity costs, the installation of solar rooftop also helps the track to improve its environmental profile in an industry that is sometimes seen as less eco-friendly.” “This unique project will showcase the benefits of going green and give us a terrific platform to carry the message to a broader audience,” he added. Al Sahlawi is enthusiastic to make Dubai Autodrome a pioneer circuit for the region. He said: “The collaboration with SirajPower marks a new era for Dubai Autodrome, one which will see our business operate in a more sustainable and cost effective way.”
Completed in 2004, the Dubai Autodrome was the UAE’s first fully-integrated multipurpose motorsport and entertainment facility. At the heart of the Union Properties MotorCity development, it includes an FIA-sanctioned 5.39km circuit with six different configurations, a race school, indoor and outdoor karting tracks, the Grandstand Retail Plaza, the Motorsport Business Park, and a paddock hospitality zone overlooking the track.
SirajPower is a partnership between Corys Environment, the environmental investment arm of Green Coast Enterprises, a family owned business established in 1977 and Akuo Energy, a leading French independent renewable energy power producer. The Dubai based joint venture is devoted to net metering and provides comprehensive turnkey net metering solutions on solar rooftops in the UAE, including financing. Whilst the partners have been operating in the field for a number of years and across multiple geographies, SirajPower has established its operations in Dubai since January 2016, and has secured a number of large and prestigious projects, all with blue chip names in the region.