Al Naboodah Group Enterprises (ANGE) is entering the solar energy space after signing an exclusive partnership with Indian energy and engineering solutions company, Jakson Group.
Al Naboodah Electrics will offer a 360-degree solution for solar project development and delivery, from the initial energy consumption and financial analysis to equipment selection and construction phase engineering, and post-installation operations and management.
This core competency of in-house EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) capacity lends more overall control to the build, schedule and cost of projects, the firm said in a statement.
Already established as a supplier of eco-friendly products with Lumez, its own brand of energy-efficient LED lighting, the new business venture also supports the UAE government’s Energy Plan, which aims to increase clean energy use by 50% by 2050.
Buti Al Naboodah, deputy CEO, Commercial for ANGE, said: “The investment into renewable energy is a testament to Al Naboodah Group Enterprises’ commitment to creating a sustainable future.
“The launch of this business is a strategic move that fulfils our sustainability ambitions while aligning ourselves more closely with the UAE Vision 2021.”
One of Al Naboodah Electrics’ first solar panel projects is the ANGE Corporate Headquarters in Al Awir. Phase one of the rooftop project will see up to 25% of energy demands met through solar energy, with additional phases to follow.
Jakson Group, headquartered in India, also has operations in Bangladesh, Nepal, Singapore and several countries in Africa. The company has an integrated solar portfolio generation, EPC and manufacturing business.