- UAE’s second largest telecom provider presents Partner Award to Heliocentris
- The Purchase Agreement existing since 2011 is extended for solar-hybrid solutions
- Purchase order, delivery and installation of 30 solar-hybrid solutions planned for 2015
Heliocentris Energy Solutions AG (ISIN DE000A1MMHE3), a technologically leading supplier of hybrid energy supply solutions, has been granted a Partner Award by the “Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company – du“, UAE’s second largest telecom provider. The Partner Award honors companies that have contributed with specific performances to making du one of the region’s most successful mobile operators. Companies like Ericsson, Cisco, Huawei and Nokia are award winners in other categories. In his award address Saleem Al Balooshi, du Executive Vice President Network Development and Operations, acknowledged Heliocentris for their “exceptional performance“, their “service quality” and their “innovative capacity”, which all contributed significantly to the reduction of operating costs and greenhouse gases. On the basis of its Energy Management System, Heliocentris has deployed several solutions in du’s network ranging from monitoring and diesel-hybrid solutions to innovative “Free Cooling” solutions.
du extended the purchase agreement existing since 2011 and awarded Heliocentris a contract for the turnkey retrofit of another 30 off-grid base stations with solar-hybrid solutions and their subsequent maintenance in light of this award and the long standing successful cooperation. The order amounts to approx. EUR 1.6 million and shall become revenue in the upcoming months.
Ayad Abul-Ella, CEO of Heliocentris Energy Solutions AG, says: “We are very proud of this award. It is a strong expression of our existing customer relationship with du and the next step in our partnership, as demonstrated by the recent contract for the retrofit of off-grid base stations with Energy Management Systems and solar-hybrid solutions.”
More than 350 base stations of the du network are currently equipped with Heliocentris’ energy management and energy efficiency solutions. The use of photovoltaic technology is the next step in du’s sustainable development strategy to adopt green solutions into their infrastructure.
Heliocentris technology has already helped du win three Green Awards in their markets:
- Asia Communications Green Award
- 1st Runner Up Green Industry Award by Green Mind
- Idea of the Year-2014 Sustainability Award by ideas – UK
Michael Kutschenreuter, Managing Director of Heliocentris Energy FZE Dubai, explains: “The implementation of solar energy clearly shows that du are giving top priority to their mission – generating clean energy. We are excited that our technology is used for this purpose and are looking forward to continuing our sustainable partnership with du.”
About Heliocentris Energy Solutions AG
Heliocentris Energy Solutions AG is a leading technology provider of energy management systems and hybrid power solutions for distributed stationary industrial applications, as well as of products and solutions for education, training and applied research purposes in the field of fuel cells, solar, wind and hydrogen energy technologies. Heliocentris’ energy management systems creates intelligent, remote controlled, reliable and highly efficient hybrid energy solutions from diverse components such as batteries, photovoltaic modules, conventional diesel generators and fuel cells. The solutions reduce CO2 emissions by an average of 50% and operating costs by up to 60% compared to conventional energy solutions for mobile telecommunications base stations. Heliocentris' fuel cell systems ensure uninterrupted power supply with long runtimes to critical infrastructure such as TETRA base stations, back-bone sites in mobile networks and server stations. The Company employs at present around 185 people and is headquartered in Berlin with offices in Munich, Stuttgart, Dubai, Yangon, Vancouver and Johannesburg. Heliocentris AG’s shares are traded in the Entry Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the security identification number (A1MMHE). Further information is available at www.heliocentris.com.
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