Landis+Gyr heats up activity in the Middle East
March 10, 2008
Landis+Gyr has recently won contracts with the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) for the supply of 8000 electromechanical meters. Other contracts include the delivery of 10,000 electromechanical meters to the Ministry of Electricity and Water in Bahrain. Landis+Gyr plans to introduce the ICG and Residential AMR/AMM solutions to the Middle East market this year.
A leaf out of the Palm
One of the most famous construction projects in the world, the Palm Jumeriah in Dubai, is using Landis+Gyr cold meters.. In total we will install about 4000 cold meters on the palm including AMR systems.
Landis+Gyr in Abu Dhabi
A branch office was set up in Abu Dhabi in 2007 to help Landis+Gyr take an active role in the development of the Middle East market, especially to bring the company closer to its customers.
Imad Barnieh is Managing Director of the office in Abu Dhabi. He is responsible for electricity and cooling metering business in the geographical areas of United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain and Oman that would be extended to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
About the market
The energy market in the Middle East is split into residential and ICG cooling applications, as well as ICG and residential electricity applications.
The booming construction industry offers vast potential for the future especially in the UAE and State of Qatar. Regarding commercial cooling, some shopping malls, including the Mall of the Emirates, are interested in cooling meters. The market is however in its infancy.