December 12, 2018
Grundfos, the award-winning world leader in advanced pump and water application systems, took part in the RetrofitTech KSA 2018 Conference, a two-day leading event that took place on the 18th and 19th November 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Riyadh RDC Hotel and Convention Center, Saudi Arabia.
RetrofitTech Saudi Arabia is the only specialized conference dedicated to the emerging building retrofit and refurbishment industry in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which is rapidly increasing in importance as the Kingdom aims to reduce energy consumption and waste by applying smart building standards, retrofitting existing building to balance the energy mix.
Green at heart and at the forefront of sustainability, Grundfos took part in the event, which witnessed a significant turnout of more than 60 visitors, in a bid to enhance dialogue on the retrofitting market in KSA, which is a crucial part of the Roadmap to building a sustainable and energy efficient Saudi Arabia in line with Kingdom Vision 2030.
Sessions were themed around energy use and efficiency of buildings, energy efficient retrofitting, inspections and policy and aimed to explain and extend Grundfos’ wide range of Retrofit solutions in support of the energy efficiency program of KSA.
Commenting on Grundfos valuable solutions, Tolga Candan, Business Development Manager, Energy Optimization and Retrofit Sales, Grundfos Gulf Distribution FZE said: “Pump-Retrofit can achieve around 25% on a building’s electricity consumption. With substantial savings on the energy bill and with power prices always on the rise, you can expect quick return on investment when you upgrade your pump solution. To this end, Grundfos has developed a method called Energy Check to identify savings potential on the existing pumps. An energy check of your pumps provides a solid foundation for saving more than half on the operational costs of your pumps.”
Adding further, he said: “Pump efficiency is only interesting if reliability is not compromised. Pump maintenance is costly, whether planned or unplanned, andGrundfos does not compromise on reliability with our products.”
The event provided a platform for both KSA government and private sector leaders to showcase the work they have done to reduce energy consumption in buildings in the Kingdom which has increased sharply during the last two decades due to rapid economic development.
The RetrofitTech KSA received exceptionally positive feedback from visitors and also contributed to delivering the right business case for buy-in among senior managers and building owners to sign-off a retrofit and learn how smart technology and innovation can deliver greater results and help achieve the desired energy reduction goals.