Up to 35 new jobs are to be created in Co Wicklow following a €64m deal between energy services company Crowley Carbon and Emrill.

Emrill is one of the biggest facilities management companies in the Middle East.

The deal will see the Wicklow-based firm deploy its ''smart building'' technology to some of the tallest residential and commercial towers in the world from its carbon control centre in Enniskerry.

The agreement, which covers the next three years, will result in the new jobs, including roles for engineers and project managers.

Emrill is a joint venture between property giants Emaar - which owns Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world - and Dubai Mall - the biggest shopping centre in the world - and the UK construction and facilities firm Carillion.

It manages some of the largest residential and commercial complexes and buildings in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Energy prices in Dubai have increased by 30% in the year alone. Most of the major buildings there were built when oil was just $35 a barrel, while oil prices are now over $100 a barrel.