KIVI Caribbean comprises more than 40 engineers in Aruba and Curacao. Its objective is to stimulate continuous learning amongst its members.
AAA’s Director of Health, Safety, and Sustainability, Angeline Flemming, welcomed KIVI’s twelve participants, who elaborated on AAA’s vital role in the well-being and progress of the community of Aruba. Christine Kaarsbaan-Leo, AAA’s Sustainability and Health Manager, presented AAA’s Corporate Social Responsibility activities of 2022 and AAA’s Goals and Plans for 2023, focusing on SDG projects that have a lasting positive impact on the community of Aruba. In addition, she also elaborated on the importance of certifications for Aruba Airport and the requirements that need to be in place to achieve different levels thereof.
AAA’s Mechanical Engineer (Maintenance) Raymond Croes presented AAA’s projects that contributed to lowering consumption, including Building Management Systems for monitoring the AAA’s Utility systems. Additionally, Raymond presented AAA’s plans and projects that will continue to contribute to more sustainable Airport operations in the future that focus on implementing systems to increase efficiency.
Rubiela Lampe-Chiquito, a KIVI Kring Caribbean board member, explained the KIVI goal to create a network and transfer knowledge to KIVI members residing in the Caribbean. KIVI aims to achieve this by organizing various monthly activities related to engineering topics. On behalf of KIVI Caribbean, Mrs. Lampe-Chiquito thanked the AAA team for the opportunity to learn more about the sustainability projects at AAA and the ongoing Gateway 2030 expansion projects.
All participants received a tour of the Airport’s Utility Building, where they could see firsthand how AAA monitors the airport’s overall consumption and guarantees operational continuity.
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