Etisalat Facilities Management Signs Strategic MOU with Sharjah Airport

Published December 27th, 2009 - 10:30 GMT

The  Sharjah Airport International Free Zone

Authority  (SAIF-Zone Authority) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding

(MoU)  with  Etisalat  Facilities Management, a member of Etisalat Services

Holding, to provide consultancy services for facilities management services

and to help reduce energy consumption across its operations.


The MoU was signed at SAIF-Zone Authority Head Offices by Mr. Mustafa Ahmed

Al Ateek, General Manager of Etisalat Facilities Management, and Mr. Khalid

Al  Midfaa,  Assistant  Director  General  for Financial and Administration

Affairs, SAIF-Zone Authority.


The  agreement  between  Etisalat  Facilities  Management and the SAIF-Zone

Authority  marks a major strategic cooperation between the governmental and

semi-governmental  sectors  in the UAE which will reflect positively on all

aspects of development in the country.


Commenting on this agreement, Mustafa Al Ateek said: “This partnership is a

case  study  for  all  national organizations in the UAE and we are looking

forward  to  cooperate  with  Sharjah  Airport  International  Free Zone in

efficiently  growing the level of services they provide to their investment

partners;  specially  that  Etisalat Facilities Management has accomplished

significant growth in the field of FM & Energy Management”.



Mustafa  Al  Ateek  continued:  “According to the World Energy Council, the

UAE  is  the  sixth  country  world wide and the first among GCC nations in

terms  of  energy  consumption. This partnership is extremely important for

the  SAIF-Zone  Authority,  as it will provide the organization significant

savings  in  terms of energy consumption and supports the government’s many

efforts in terms of controlling the consumption of energy. Within the terms

of  the agreement we will provide SAIF-Zone Authority with consultation and

standards  which  will  help  them  in controlling the consumption of their



Khalid  Al  Midfaa  said:  “Signing this agreement with Etisalat Facilities

Management  reflects  our  aspiration  to  enhance  both the quality of the

services  we  provide  to  the  investors  at  the  Free Zone, and also the

efficiency  in  the  way that we deliver these services. We aim to complete

the  study  as  soon as possible and review the recommendations in order to

start  a  new  stage in the management of our facilities. This will reflect

the strategic plan initiated by the Sharjah Airport International Free Zone

Authority and confirms our management’s commitment to provide comprehensive

services to the investors.”


Etisalat  Facilities Management was established in the year 2007, after the

merger   of   Etisalat’s  specialised  maintenance  teams  responsible  for

operating  buildings,  towers and other technical and commercial facilities

across  the UAE. Etisalat Facilities Management gained its broad experience

through providing such services to Etisalat. Etisalat Facilities Management

enjoys  a  significant  geographical  footprint  which helps it provide its

services to customers across the UAE.


Sharjah Airport International Free Zone Authority (SAIF-Zone Authority) was

established   in   1995.   SAIF-Zone  is  built  adjacent  to  the  Sharjah

International  Airport  and only minutes away from the ports in Sharjah and

Dubai  through  Port  Khalid. SAIF-Zone is 120 Km far from Port Khor Fakkan

and  Port  Fujairah  those  who  link  the Saif-Zone with the Indian Ocean.

SAIF-Zone  has  registered phenomenal growth since its inception. With over

4100  companies  operating  there,  from which 429 are industrial, 1404 are

services specialized, while the majority of the companies work in trade.

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