WETEX 2018

DEWA signs MoU with Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority to enhance cooperation to achieve mutual goals

Dubai, UAE, 12 May 2018: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), to build strategic partnerships and enhance coordination and mutual support for the success of international events that highlight renewable energy initiatives and sustainability. Signing the MoU supports cooperation and efforts to achieve integration among Dubai Government organisations to achieve shared strategic objectives.

The signing ceremony was attended by Dr. Juma Al Matrooshi, Deputy CEO - Operations & Client Affairs at DSOA; Muammar Al Katheeri, Executive VP - Engineering Management and Smart Cities at DSOA; Ghanim Al Falasi, Senior Vice President - People Happiness & Innovation at DSOA; Dr Yousef Al Akraf, Executive VP of Business Support and Human Resources at DEWA, and Khawla Al Mehairi, Executive VP of Strategy & Government Communications at DEWA.

The MoU included the participation of Dubai Silicon Oasis in the upcoming Water, Energy, Environment Technology Exhibition (WETEX) and the Dubai Solar Show by providing strategic sponsorship for the two major events. DEWA organises the 20th WETEX and the 3rd Dubai Solar Show at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from 23 to 25 October 2018. Over the past 19 years, WETEX has established its position as the largest and most important exhibition in the energy, water, environmental, sustainability and renewable energy sectors in the region.

His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA appreciated the cooperation with DSOA and emphasised the importance of this partnership in supporting the international events and exhibitions organised by DEWA. Al Tayer noted the important role of the high-tech park in encouraging modern technology-based industries and providing a comprehensive community and modern infrastructure as well as local business services, supporting joint efforts to attract international companies to expand their activities and businesses and supporting the economic development of Dubai. This is in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to support comprehensive sustainable development in its environmental, social and economic dimensions, and to strengthen Dubai’s position as a global hub for trade, finance and investment.

“The participation of DSOA as a strategic sponsor of WETEX is a continuation of the success of the exhibition in unifying the national efforts in implementing the vision of our wise leadership to make the UAE a global hub for green economy. Over the past 19 years, the exhibition has united international efforts to effectively deploy innovation, scientific innovation and technological development in the energy, water and green economy sectors. WETEX has become a major global event and a key platform for green solutions and a venue for organisations and companies to promote their work and products, make deals, conduct business partnerships, and review the latest technologies. The exhibition is a meeting point for experts, professionals and stakeholders to share best practices and expertise. Last year, the exhibition attracted over 2000 exhibitors from 50 countries. It covered an area of over 70,000 square metres, with more than 75 exhibitors. It attracted over 30,000 visitors,” said Al Tayer. 

Al Tayer noted that supporting the Dubai Solar Show reflects the mutual goal to make Dubai a global hub for clean energy and green economy and achieve the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050. The exhibition, which is the largest of its kind in the region, highlights the latest innovations in the solar energy sector and the key projects in the region. It provides a unique platform to build partnerships with all government and private organisations to develop innovative solutions. Last year, the Dubai Solar Show covered an area of 14,000 square metres. It attracted 28 sponsors and 90 exhibitors from around the world.

“DSOA strongly supports the non-oil sectors that contribute to the knowledge-based economy. DEWA is a global pioneer in energy and water production, and a government entity that facilitates technology for the future of the nation. Therefore, we are pleased to support its efforts in developing technologies for a better energy sector that ensures a sustainable economy, in line with the directives and vision of the wise leadership,” said HE Dr Mohammed Al Zarooni, Vice Chairman and CEO of DSOA.

“DSO provides the latest infrastructure and supports ongoing businesses in the technology sector. DEWA spares no efforts in researching the production of clean energy, which contributes to the UAE’s minimal water and energy waste. Hence, we have the common desire to use technology in support of environmental and economic sustainability,” added Al Zarooni. 

For more information, please contact: 
Ribal Dayekh or Iman Saeed
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority  
+971 4 307 2006 or +971 4 515 0512

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+971 50 714 6677 or +971 50 736 6990

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