Dubai International Airport

The challenge

In 2017 Dubai International Airport handled more than 88 million passengers, up by 52 in 5 years As one of the fastest growing and busiest consumer and trade airports in the world, it strives to ensure the long term sustainability of its operations and contribute to Dubai’s 2030 vision, which aims to reduce the emirate’s energy demand by 30 In 2013 Enova was entrusted with carrying out consultancy services in energy management and develop a utilities conservation strategy across all airport facilities, assess the condition and serviceability of assets and infrastructure, and define a retrofit plant that would encompass both these aspects.

The solution

Building Energy Efficiency Services (BEES - Focus): Enova performed an instrumented energy audit and analysis for all of Dubai International Airport’s facilities, including all three passenger terminals and concourse areas, the cargo terminal, central utility centers and IT engineering service buildings An Energy Conservation Measures ( implementation plan was then provided to achieve the identified energy and water savings.


The benefits

  • Condition survey of all electro-mechanical equipment
  • Tremendous opportunities for energy savings identified
  • Comprehensive Energy Conservation Measures implementation plan

Enova provided Dubai International Airport with a detailed report highlighting areas where opportunities for energy and water savings were possible and how to achieve them. The next step would be the implementation of Enova’s recommendations through an Energy Saving Performance Contract (ESPC). This realistic approach of Energy and Facilities Management would translate as:

  • Increased profitability
  • Increased competitiveness
  • Greater environmental sustainability
  • Reduced risk
  • Enhanced sustainability journey 
Enova Case Study - Dubai International Airport (1.09 MB)

Detailed audit

AED 30 million

in savings identified

Building Energy Efficiency Services