ENGIE Cofely Mannai supports Qatar in realizing its sustainable goals through energy savings
The company has delivered energy management and facility management services to some of the country’s most prominent residential, commercial, and industrial facilities
Qatar, July 25, 2022: ENGIE Solutions, an international leader in sustainable energy solutions, has delivered energy savings worth an estimated $29 million to its GCC based clients since 2014, it announced today. The company said that it had helped businesses and industries in the region reduce their electricity demand by a combined 242 million kWh and displaced an estimated 131 million kg of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Some of ENGIE Solutions’ most important GCC energy projects are in Qatar, whose National Vision 2030 has environmental sustainability as one of the four key pillars.
The company currently manages more than 200 projects across the GCC, spanning 500 million square meters in total. In Qatar, its subsidiary ENGIE Cofely Mannai (ECM) has delivered energy management and facility management services to some of its most prominent residential, commercial, and industrial facilities. These include cities, campuses, commercial towers, oil & gas sites, heavy industries, district cooling plants, and electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
Abey Rajan, General Manager of ENGIE Cofely Mannai, said the company is committed to helping the country realize its sustainable goals. Mitigating Qatar’s carbon emissions per capita is key, he added.
“As a global decarbonization pioneer, we are happy to see steps being taken by Qatar to address carbon emissions in the country while positioning environmental sustainability at the heart of its economic agenda. Our technology, expertise, and heritage can help the state accelerate these goals while our innovative financing models eliminate one of the biggest barriers to the energy transition,” Rajan added.
More recently, ENGIE Cofely Mannai signed a partnership agreement with Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA) to supply and install 100 electric vehicle chargers in various locations in Qatar. The project is the largest e-mobility infrastructure project in the country and is expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 10,300 tons per annum.
Environmental protection has gained prominence in Qatar in recent years. His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Amir of the State of Qatar, led a high-level delegation to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) summit in the UK last year. Addressing the conference, H.E. Sheikh Dr. Faleh bin Nasser bin Ahmed bin Ali Al Thani, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, pointed out the urgency of addressing climate change, outlining Qatar’s ambitious and realistic goals to curb greenhouse gas emissions across all sectors.
As a leader in low-carbon energy systems, ENGIE has set itself the goal of being Net Zero Carbon by 2045 and supporting its customers’ decarbonization with a target of 45Mt CO2-eq avoided emissions per year by 2030.