UAE's DEWA in talks with GE on driving innovation

UAE's DEWA in talks with GE on driving innovation
Published: 31 December 2017 - 1:24 a.m.
By: Utilities ME Staff

GE has held talks with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) on some of its innovative solutions and technologies in the clean and renewable energy sector.

The meeting is part of Dewa’s keenness to enhance co-operation with international companies in order to share best practices and developments in the energy sector, particularly in clean and renewable energy, said a statement from the Dubai utility.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, the managing director and CEO of Dewa welcomed the delegation comprising Russell Stokes, the president and CEO of GE Power; Dr Dalya Al Muthanna, the president and CEO of GE Gulf; Joe Anis, the president and CEO of Power Services Middle East and Africa; Mohammed Mohaisen, the president and CEO of Grid Solutions Mena and Turkey; and Michael Keroulle, the chief operating officer of GE Power Steam Power System.

Speaking at the meeting, Al Tayer said: "This visit will boost co-operation with Dewa’s private sector partners in the field of energy, and also enhance infrastructure as per the highest standards and best international practices."

"The strategy, announced by the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, aims to provide 75 per cent of Dubai’s energy through clean sources by 2050. It also aims to explore promising opportunities in the renewable and clean energy sector, to diversify energy sources, and establish Dubai as a global hub for clean energy and green economy," he stated.

Al Tayer later reviewed Dewa’s most important projects, initiatives, and programmes, highlighting its commitment to achieve the objectives of the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050

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