EMS teams up with Dubai Municipality to launch innovative Sewage
Energy Management Services (EMS) International, the leading energy
management and energy conservation company in the Middle East, has
joined hands with Dubai Municipality to launch an innovative sewage
reduction program that aims at reducing water usage to minimise the
burden on Dubai's sewage network.
Bushnaq, Managing Director, Energy Management Services, said,
'The Sewage Reduction Program involves EMS installing specially
designed equipments and fittings in several new and existing
buildings across Dubai that will lead to reduced water
consumption. As an incentive for people to adopt the scheme EMS
will be involved in preparing and installing the equipments.
These devices will reduce the volume flow by at least 30%. Dubai
Municipality has released standards for water consumption for
new buildings, all real estate agencies and consultancy firms
should be familiarized with these standards.'
Engineer Talib Julfar - Director of Drainage and Irrigation
Department of Dubai Municipality stated: 'Over 400,000 cubic
metres of wastewater pass through Dubai's sewage system daily,
putting considerable strain on the emirate's 1,200 kilometre
sewage pipeline network. Further, the recent rains and the
subsequent flooding of several roads in the emirate have only
highlighted the need for urgent measures to be taken to reduce
the burden on Dubai's sewage and drainage system.'
Hisham Bukhari, Dubai Municipality Engineer, said, 'We are
pleased to team up with EMS to launch this innovative Sewage
Reduction Program which will leverage our collective expertise
and resources. EMS and Dubai Municipality share a common goal,
and the launch of this Program is a first step in a broader plan
to improve Dubai's sewage-handling capacity. We are certain that
property developers and building owners will recognise the
importance of reducing water consumption and show their keenness
in installing the new equipments in their buildings.'
The Sewage Reduction Program is the latest project in the EMS
portfolio focussing on energy efficiency and cleaner
alternatives. In recent years, EMS has invested heavily in
obtaining qualitative analysis and conducting studies to provide
a first-class investigation in the field of renewable energy
resources and the implementation of energy saving systems. As a
result, the company received a special recognition award from
the World Energy Congress in the United States and presently
manages more than 200 energy management projects throughout the
'In addition to economic gains, there are considerable
environmental benefits that can be achieved from implementing
the Sewage Reduction Program,' highlighted Bushnaq. 'The program
fully complements EMS' 'green' building focus, which refers to
the construction of environmentally-friendly building
'A consideration of such 'green' options leads to a reduction in
overall energy and water consumption, yields operational savings
for the lifetime of the building and reduces the strain on local
infrastructure. 'Green' buildings may also be easier to finance
because they are designed to be integrated into the environment
and will potentially increase the buildings profitability.'
Over the years, EMS has strengthened its position in the Middle
East markets, offering services such as conducting energy audits
to identify appropriate energy saving measures for companies in
different sectors, analysis of new facilities to optimise and
reduce construction costs and recommending and installing the
right energy saving equipments and controls.
The energy saving measures recommended by EMS include efficient
lighting, reduced air-conditioning consumption, minimal
refrigeration cost, installation of control systems, eliminating
power factor penalty, reduced peak demand charges, efficient
boilers, reduced steam losses and minimising heating costs.