Philips’ Eric Rondolat Signs MOU with Dubai Municipality
Philips will supply LED lighting to 262 buildings in Dubai in an agreement between the company and the Municipality of Dubai.
“We recognize that preserving our energy resources will be one of the greatest challenges in our drive towards sustainable development. This, however, will not materialize unless the different facets of our society adopt energy conservation principles in their core values. The future generation will be the chief beneficiary of our achievements and the best judge of what we accomplish in this field.”
HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum,
Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai
The memorandum of understanding, signed by the director general of Dubai Municipality, Hussain Nasser Lootah and the CEO of Philips Lighting, Eric Rondolat, in the presence of His Excellency Dr. Rashid Ahmed Mohammed Bin Fahad, Minister of Environment and Water, will see the municipality’s buildings converted from conventional to intelligent LED lighting over a three-year period.
The changes could reduce the amount of energy used for lighting by more than 50 per cent or 10.5GWh per year, and reduce the municipality’s annual carbon emissions by 6,200 tons.
“The Dubai Municipality has pledged to reduce its energy consumption by 20 per cent over the next three years, and we can do so by adopting innovative solutions, such as LED lighting,” said Mr Lootah. “Becoming more energy efficient will help us protect and sustain our environment for generations to come.”
He added: “We are pleased to take this next step with Philips as they share our vision and have provided a solution that meets the needs of the growing city.”
Commenting on the project, Mr Rondolat said: “Philips is proud to partner with the Dubai Municipality, as together we will shape a healthier and more sustainable future for residents in the city.”
As part of the project Philips will also provide on-site education and training for energy efficiency.