March 10, 2016
Grundfos’ High Performance Award from DEWA Highlights Company’s Dedication to Sustainability in the UAE
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21st February 2016
Grundfos, the world leading pump manufacturer, was recently recognized for its high performance during the 2015 DEWA supplier annual evaluation. The Certificate of Appreciation highlights Grundfos’ efficiency and effectiveness within DEWA’s partnership framework, which assesses the transparency of the relationships with its partners.
The award underscores Grundfos’ dedication to sustainable and energy-efficient practices in the UAE. Sustainability has always been a core value at Grundfos and a fundamental part of its business strategy. The pump manufacturer considers a focus on developing innovative, environmentally-friendly solutions as an integral element in its operations.
“We all have a responsibility to address the continued high growth and use of energy, which is one of the factors impacting climate change,” said Henning Sandager Andersen,Area Managing Director of Grundfos Middle East & Turkey.Pumps, a vital part of theinfrastructure which provides society with clean drinking water, chilled andheated water for air-conditioning, the removal of waste water and fireprotection systems, consumes 10% of total global electricity. If all the pumpsin the world were replaced with the latest technology overnight, 4% of theplanet’s electrical energy could be saved.
“By rectifying many pumpswhich are wrongly selected or designed for the applications they serve, andwith the addition of smart technologies such as optimized controls, sensors andmonitoring devices, consumption could be further reduced by up to 60%. We arededicated to developing technological improvements which will make a difference to both our clients and our planet,” affirmed Henning Sandager Andersen.
Dubai’s 2030 strategy involves transforming Dubai into the most sustainable city on Earth. “We aim tocreate awareness about what is possible to support Dubai and the UAE inachieving this ambitious but important target. We are engaging with differentpublic and private stakeholders to provide our expertise and knowledge on whatis actually possible to do today. We are compiling data that can provideincentive programs or legislation, for example, dealing with minimum requirementsof pump or motor technology,” continued Henning Sandager Andersen.
An energy-conscious agendaand sustainability will be a major driver in Grundfos’ long-term strategy, bothregionally and internationally. Grundfos’ investment and development in thisfield will support the UAE’s commitment to efficiency and change pumpmanufacturing’s global impact.