Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has inaugurated the Simulator and Training Centre at its Jebel Ali Power Plant & Desalination Complex.
The centre, which DEWA built in collaboration with Siemens, is the first-of-its-kind in the Arabian Gulf region and the biggest Siemens Simulator of-its-kind worldwide. It aims to enhance the capabilities of engineers and technicians at DEWA.
Al Tayer noted that the Simulator and Training Centre will contribute to consolidating Emiratisation of engineering and technical jobs at DEWA, providing a unique experience to those working in the Generation division. This is achieved using state-of-the-art technologies and best international practices that enable trainees to experience real-life conditions and provide them with the skills needed for dealing with different circumstances.
“We believe in the capabilities of Emirati young people and the need to develop them by providing training and education according to the highest international standards. This is to prepare an Emirati generation capable of leading the energy and water sectors. We are committed to the ongoing development of the capabilities of DEWA’s staff, and providing them with the best training programmes to keep them up to date with the latest technologies and the best international standards. This helps them keep pace with the rapid developments in electricity and water production, ensuring the best standards of excellence, quality, reliability, and efficiency. Harnessing capabilities ensure developing work performance to better serve people and achieve their happiness. It also ensures continuity of excellence, and a happy future and a more sustainable future for generations to come,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.
Nasser Lootah, Executive Vice President of Generation at DEWA, noted that the training programme provided by the Simulator and Training Centre aims to develop the capabilities of engineers and technicians in energy generation through theoretical and practical lessons about the operations, control, and maintenance in the power plants, and through interactive training on the simulators. This gives the trainees a full picture of the work environment in the power plants. Training also includes workshops and brainstorming sessions about problem-solving and innovation solution development.