Arab News, Sunday, Feb 19, 2023 | Rajab 28, 1444
DEWA CEO discusses bilateral cooperation with a high-level delegation from Emerson
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dubai
Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), received a high-level delegation from
Emerson, a global leader in technology, software, and engineering, headed by Lal
Karsanbhai, President and CEO, Emerson.
The visiting delegation included Michael Train,
Chief Sustainability Officer, Emerson; Vidya Ramnath, President Emerson Middle
East and Africa; and Widad Haddad, Vice President UAE and Oman, Emerson. The
meeting, which was held at DEWA’s headquarters, was also attended by Waleed Bin
Salman, Executive Vice President of Business Development and Excellence, and Dr.
Yousef Al Akraf, Executive Vice President of Business Support and Human
Resources at DEWA.The meeting discussed cooperation between DEWA and Emerson at
the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the Hassyan Power Complex, and
the Jebel Ali Power Plant and Water Desalination Complex.
The two sides also discussed their efforts in
advancing sustainability and consolidating the foundations for environmental,
social, and corporate governance. This supports the transition to a green
economy through efforts to reduce the carbon footprint and limit greenhouse gas
Al Tayer emphasised DEWA’s keenness to cooperate
with leading international companies to provide a state-of-the-art
infrastructure according to the highest international standards. This supports
the sustainable development goals and enhances Dubai’s position as a pioneering
global model in providing electricity and water services according to the
highest efficiency, reliability, availability, and quality standards.
Al Tayer also highlighted DEWA’s key projects to
enhance sustainability and energy efficiency and increase the share of renewable
and clean energy in Dubai’s energy mix, in line with the Dubai Clean Energy
Strategy 2050 and the Dubai Net Zero Carbon Emissions Strategy 2050 to provide
100 percent of Dubai’s total power production capacity from clean energy sources
by 2050. He explained that the production capacity of clean energy in Dubai has
reached 2,027 MW using photovoltaic technologies and concentrated solar power at
the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest single-site solar
park in the world. Clean energy makes about 14 percent of the total energy
production capacity in Dubai.
Since its launch, the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park has received
wide interest from international developers. This reflects the confidence of
global investors in the projects implemented by DEWA in collaboration with the