Dubai’s AESG sets up commissioning division

Alabbar Energy and Sustainability Group says new division will help increase safety, while improving building efficiency by 5% to 10%

PHOTO: Saeed Al Abbar, director at AESG. Credit: AESG

Alabbar Energy and Sustainability Group (AESG), a sustainability and energy consultant based in Dubai, has launched a division to provide independent commissioning services.

It will work in line with LEED and Estidama requirements for both new and existing developments.

The AESG Commissioning division will help increase safety and reduce capital and operating expenses, while improving building efficiency by 5% to 10%, the company said.

“Over the past few years, projects in the region have grown in terms of scale and technical complexity. Commissioning is arguably the most critical aspect of the development cycle as it ensures that a building is handed over to operate safely, efficiently and in accordance with how the owner intended,” said Saeed Al Abbar, director at AESG.

“Proper commissioning is not just a testing and verification process, but must start early in the project and continue until a comprehensive handover to the operations and maintenance team is achieved. Furthermore, it is necessary to look beyond simply commissioning individual systems as complex buildings of today require very careful integration of numerous interdependent systems.”

Through its team of engineers and technicians, AESG said it offers customers third-party commissioning verification and management services throughout a project’s lifecycle – from pre-design through to retro commissioning.

The firm’s services include Commissioning Authority (CxA), Commissioning Management, LEED & Estidama Commissioning (ICA), Re-Commissioning (RCx) and Specialist Testing (HEPA Filter, IAQ, Room Integrity).

Gary Williams has joined AESG as Director of Commissioning will oversee AESG’s Commissioning Consultancy and Commissioning Management services. A fellow of the CSA and member of BCA, Gary brings with him thirty years of industry experience, twenty of which relate to commissioning projects in the Middle East.

The company will initially focus on the delivery of its commissioning services within the GCC before expanding its reach across the globe. These plans are in line with the company’s aggressive growth strategy which enabled it to see a 70% increase in revenue in the last 12 months

Prior to establishing the formal division and standardizing its services, AESG has successfully completed more than 50 projects in the GCC including airports, commercial towers, government buildings, industrial facilities and residential developments. Some notable examples among these were the Standard Chartered Bank Headquarters, Al Forsan Hotel, the 500,000m2 RLCC residential development in Abu Dhabi and a number of government projects for the Police and UAE Armed Forces.


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