NILU expands in United Arab Emirates
NILU has opened a Regional Branch Office in the city of Abu Dhabi. The official opening took place September 6th at the presence of the Charge d’affaires of the Norwegian Embassy.
Covering the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and neighbouring countries, the Regional Branch Office will offer the Middle-East market a complete range of services, ranging from consultancy to field operations.
In co-operation with local authorities and industry, NILU is undertaking several projects related to the monitoring and management of air quality. Key clients are the Environmental Agency of Abu Dhabi (EAD), Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA).
Socio-economic development and urban growth in Abu Dhabi and other Emirates create potentially adverse consequences for the environment and the health of people. By using state of the art tools for management of air quality, NILU’s clients are solving problems related to air pollution and at the same time identifying the most cost-effective measures to reduce the impact of air pollution.
In UAE, NILU is working closely with UAE company: Dome Oilfield Engineering & Services (DOME). DOME is NILU UAE’s sponsor and national service agent.
NILU is assisting EAD in development of their organisation of the Air Quality Section after being appointed as an Environmental Agency and supervising EAD in all issues related to Air Quality management.
Design of EAD’s ambient air quality management system. NILU has evaluated the current air quality situation in Abu Dhabi and designed a complete air quality management system containing both measurements and modelling functionality.
For ADWEA, NILU has installed and adapted the air quality modelling system AirQUIS for calculation of the impact to the environment from the power and desalination plants. Also for ADWEA, NILU is operating the ambient air quality network. As an ISO Certified institute for ambient air quality monitoring, NILU supplies ADWEA with high quality data according to international standards.
In 2004 NILU delivered a major Front-End Engineering and Design project (FEED) for Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) with complete design of an Air Quality Monitoring and Management System for the ADNOC headquarter and it’s group companies.
NILU offers two mobile state-of-the-art online monitoring stations. This enabling clients to investigate air quality where needed. The stations measure the complete range of pollutants in accordance with UAE and international air quality standards.