June 01, 2017
Energy Optimization was the key topic of discussion for silver sponsor Grundfos at the Annual Chief Engineering Meeting for the Middle East and Egypt, held on the 16th-17th of May 2017, in Porto El Sokhna, Egypt.
The global hotel brand’s Chief Engineers for the region were in attendance to learn about how Grundfos’s Energy Check and Pump Check schemes could add real energy saving and cost benefits across the groups multiple brands including; Fairmont, Swisshotels, Raffles, Sofitel, Pullman, Novotel and Ibis to name a few.
The group has big growth on the horizon with 14 new hotels scheduled for completion by 2022 in Egypt and a plan to double the Middle East network by 2020 from 18,000 keys in the 75 hotels that currently operate.
With energy use reductions being a key focus for the brand the summit was an ideal opportunity for Grundfos – the hotel chain’s preferred pump manufacturer - to introduce Energy Check. The initiative investigates the energy consumption of the pump system and gives an overview of life cycle costs, showing which pumps may qualify for replacement. A simple pump adjustment is a quick way of optimising and improving the installation, and this optimisation provides tangible financial benefits. Optimised pumps save energy, last longer, cost less to run and maintain and run at peak performance.
To maintain pump efficiency the team also shared the benefits of service agreements and maintenance with the chief engineers. These contracts are executed by Grundfos Authorised Service Partners using genuine spare parts giving total peace of mind.
Magdy El Sherbiny, Director of Property Management & Engineering for Accor in the Middle East and Egypt said, “the event was a great opportunity to discuss how two multinational brands focused on sustainability and energy efficiency can show real savings through collaboration.”