Cofely Besix Facility Management receives recognition for their contribution to energy efficiency in the UAE by the Minister of Energy and Industry
Dubai, UAE, 01 March, 2018: The region’s leading FM service provider, Cofely Besix Facility Management (CBFM), has been one of the companies that was commended by the His Excellency Suhail Mohammed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Industry, for their contribution to energy efficiency in the UAE.
CBFM was awarded with a certificate for the company’s valuable efforts and productive cooperation with the Ministry of Energy and Industry during the 2017 Stakeholders meeting, held on Monday, 20th November 2017, at the Rosewood Hotel in Abu Dhabi.
“Obtaining the certificate involved participating in an active workshop throughout the year, as well as assisting the Ministry of Energy in mapping potential energy conservation measures (ECM’s) for typical buildings across the United Arab Emirates,” explained Jameel Hussain, Lead Energy Auditor at Cofely Besix Facility Management.
“Over the past year, we conducted various energy audits for buildings such as schools, mosques and government buildings. In addition, we defined the energy baselines and performed the regression analyses enabling us to understand the various buildings behaviour and saving potential, as well as the proposal of a list of ECMs.”
The additional commendation was received following the earlier Energy Services Company (ESCO) accreditation from governing bodies such as the Regular Supervisory Bureau (RSB) and the Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority (ADWEA).
“Building solid relationships with governing bodies is important to us and enables CBFM to engage in mutually beneficial partnerships,” added Bart Holsters, Head of Energy, ESCO and Renewables at Cofely Besix Facility Management.
“We certainly have a shared interest in terms of lowering the UAE’s carbon footprint and engaging people and businesses to use their energy in more efficient ways. We are also very pleased that CBFM was selected to participate in such a high-level program, as it recognises our technical capability in the provision of energy services and energy performance contracting within the region.”
Cofely Besix Facility Management delivers innovative infrastructure improvements to facilities under the form of turnkey Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) arrangements, retrofits and renewable energy projects. As an ESCO-accredited company CBFM audits facilities, designs cost-effective ECMs, and implements these as consolidated projects to all clients’ facilities.
“Once installed, we guarantee improved energy efficiency and estimated savings, and post-construction, we also ensure that the performance of the plant is maintained at its “sweet spot” with different independent and variable factors throughout the year in order to prolong the full life cycle of all our client’s assets,” added Holsters.
H.E. Eng. Fatma Alfoora Alshamsi - Assistant Undersecretary for Electricity and Future Energy Affairs
Mr. Bart Holsters – Head of Energy Services, ESCO and Renewables of Cofely Besix Facility Management
Mr. Nicholas Powell - Country Manager of Cofely Besix Facility Management
H.E. Eng. Mohammed Al Mazrouei - Minister of Energy and Industry.
About Cofely Besix Facility Management
Cofely Besix Facility Management LLC is a joint-venture established in 2008 by Cofely and the BESIX Group, to provide first-class integrated facility management services in the Middle East.
Cofely is part of ENGIE, a worldwide energy leader. The Group has been present in the Middle East region for 30 years, where it develops large gas and power infrastructures and provides energy services. The BESIX Group, active for more than 50 years in the Middle East, has a wide range of experience of real estate and infrastructure construction.
The strengths of these two companies were combined in order to deliver the most critical part of facility management - the maintenance of technical installations and energy management.
Cofely Besix Facility Management delivers an Integrated Facility Management Model which provides the ability to offer multiple services on multiple sites, all through a single point of contact. That means that we offer a complete range of maintenance, cleaning, management solutions and essential multi-disciplinary trades, supported via a 24/7 call centre, to every industry sector, from residential and commercial to educational and airports.
Clients include The Emirates Group, Dubai Mall and the Dubai Fountains, Al Sufouh Tram, Emirates Real Estate Corporation, Masdar, Yas Island and Adar Headquarters in Abu Dhabi, to name a few.
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