New solar panel to save 40% of Al Abbar Aluminium’s energy consumption in Jebel Ali.
SirajPower, the Dubai-based joint venture devoted to net metering and providing comprehensive turnkey solutions around solar rooftops in the United Arab Emirates, today announced the signing of a new partnership with Al Abbar Aluminium, the leading family run GCC Façade company. SirajPower will deliver almost 1MW solar energy and help the company save nearly 40% of its expected consumption at its new steel and aluminium facility in Jebel Ali. To mark this occasion, a signing ceremony took place at Al Abbar Aluminium Jebal Ali headquarters with the attendance of Mohammed Abdulghaffar Hussain, Chairman, David Auriau and Laurent Longuet, Directors at SirajPower and James Dickson, Al Abbar Group CEO and Ahmed Rashid, Al Abbar Aluminium Commercial Manager.
This partnership falls within Shams Dubai, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (DEWA) first smart initiative, which aims at connecting solar energy and supporting the diversification of the energy mix by promoting the use of clean renewable energy sources. SirajPower has inked a 20-year lease agreement with Al Abbar Aluminium to finance, build and operate the system while delivering energy at a more competitive price.
The new partnership also strengthens SirajPower’s presence in Dubai. Since the beginning of its operations in the Emirate in 2016, the company has secured a number of large and prestigious projects. SirajPower has set out to finance 50 mw of solar rooftop projects for 2018 in Dubai as part of Shams Dubai. It is also currently the only company offering a full range of activities under the same umbrella, which are related to solar net-metering since the company is licensed and DEWA-certified to offer Engineering, Procurement, Construction (EPC) solutions and licensed to offer leasing solutions.
David Auriau, Director at SirajPower said: “We are delighted to partner with Al Abbar Aluminium, a division of Al Abbar Group who have been associated with some of the most prestigious buildings in the world. SirajPower’s portfolio has been growing steadily as we continue our commitment to deliver on Dubai’s plan to have 75% of electricity production coming from clean energy. Dubai authorities, who are already at the forefront of this initiative in the region, are encouraging businesses to take this direction and our company takes great pride in inspiring others across industries to adopt cheaper and cleaner energy sources for a better future.”
James Dickson, Al Abbar Group CEO observed: “Al Abbar is very pleased to align with SirajPower as part of the Al Abbar ongoing sustainable approach to the façade industry. Al Abbar has long followed LEED standards on its projects and is a corporate member of the Emirates Green Building Council. A core value to reflect in business is the UAE’s vision of a sustainable future made possible by adopting renewable and clean energy sources. Partnering with SirajPower, who recently got a gold award from DEWA, is another strategic step in embracing renewable techniques and ensuring the business is of benefit to society and that impact on the environment is not a burden to future generations.”
SirajPower has recently developed a solar system of 1.1 mw on RSA Logistics’ rooftop in Dubai Logistics City – the first of its kind in Dubai South. Earlier in February, the company also won a Gold Award at the Annual Consultants & Contractors Awards 2018 organized by DEWA. The award recognises business partners who have supported the UAE efforts to reach the first place for getting electricity in the World Bank’s annual report Doing Business 2018.