29 Nov 2020

Abu Dhabi Energy Services and SEHA Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Promote Energy Conservation

Abu Dhabi Energy Services (ADES), a TAQA Group subsidiary, to explore retrofitting Abu Dhabi Health Services Company’s (SEHA) facilities to reduce power and water consumption

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to play an important role in Abu Dhabi’s Demand Side Management and Energy Rationalization Strategy 2030

Abu Dhabi, UAE – November 29, 2020: Abu Dhabi Energy Services (ADES), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA), announced, today, the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), the UAE’s largest public healthcare network. ADES will explore retrofitting SEHA’s healthcare facilities with energy efficient modifications that reduce power and water consumption to enhance energy efficiency and sustainability throughout the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

ADES and SEHA will be working closely together to assess current energy and water consumption trends and develop a comprehensive plan to improve efficiency across SEHA’s facilities. The MoU plays an important role in Abu Dhabi’s Demand Side Management and Energy Rationalization Strategy 2030, which targets a reduction in electricity consumption by more than 22% and water consumption by more than 32%.

Omar Abdulla Alhashmi, Executive Director of Transmission and Distribution at TAQA Group, said: “We are proud to work with SEHA on this important initiative, which represents ADES’s – and TAQA Group’s – commitment to long-term sustainability in critical sectors across the UAE. Looking ahead, ADES will drive the growth of the local energy services market as we help organizations future-proof their operations, spearhead energy efficiency and deliver tangible economic benefits now and in the years to come.”

Dr Marwan Al Kaabi, Acting Group Chief Operations Officer, SEHA, commented: “As part of our mandate and vision to deliver the best health care that meets and exceeds world-class standards, we are always exploring ways of improving our services. Our MoU with TAQA enables us as an organization to implement a stronger system for efficiency in our power and water usage across all our facilities. We are pleased to collaborate with TAQA to ensure we provide the most advanced and exceptional quality of services to all our patients. Our collaboration allows us to maintain both our power and technological systems at the highest levels, in order to optimize all our operations.”

ADES was announced in January 2020 to accelerate the transformation of Abu Dhabi’s power and water sector and is focused on identifying, sourcing and funding solutions that can deliver tangible reductions in both energy and water usage.

About TAQA

Established in 2005, TAQA is a diversified utilities and energy group headquartered in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, and listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX: TAQA). TAQA has significant investments in power and water generation, transmission and distribution assets, as well as upstream and midstream oil and gas operations. The company's assets are in the United Arab Emirates as well as Canada, Ghana, India, Iraq, Morocco, Oman, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom and the United States. For more information, please visit: www.taqa.com.

About Abu Dhabi Energy Services Company

Abu Dhabi Energy Services (ADES) is a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA). ADES provides energy-efficient solutions and tools to government and private sectors in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi allowing them to reduce the energy consumption of their facilities. The company supports the transformation of Abu Dhabi to an environmentally friendly city through analysis, evaluations and by executing projects. For more information, please visit: www.ades.ae.

About SEHA

The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company PJSC–SEHA – is an independent, public joint stock company created to develop the curative activities of the public healthcare system in Abu Dhabi. The company owns and operates all the public hospitals and clinics of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. SEHA is part of ADQ, one of the region’s largest holding companies with a diverse portfolio of major enterprises spanning key sectors of Abu Dhabi’s non-oil economy.

SEHA is committed to continuous improvement of customer care to recognized international standards and providing the community with world-class healthcare. SEHA operates 13 hospitals with 2,644 beds, more than 60 ambulatory care, family care and urgent care centers and 2 blood banks. Its facilities accommodate 100,000 inpatients annually and conduct 41,000 surgeries, as well as treating more than five million outpatients. SEHA is one of the largest integrated healthcare providers in the Middle East with more than 17,000 doctors, nurses, ancillary care and administrative personnel. Learn more at www.seha.ae.