DEWA to strengthen cooperation with German companies in energy, water and sustainability sectors

DUBAI, 9th January, 2023 (WAM) -- Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), and Sybille Pfaff, new German Consul-General to Dubai, have discussed means of further developing cooperation between DEWA and German companies in the energy, water, and sustainability sectors.

This came during a meeting between Al Tayer and a delegation headed by Pfaff from the Consulate of Germany in Dubai.

Al Tayer noted that DEWA has strategic partnerships with many German companies in conventional and renewable energy R&D. DEWA has an ongoing strategic partnership with Siemens for over 30 years. They collaborate in a wide range of sectors, primarily technological solutions for power generation.

He stated that DEWA has also implemented the Green Hydrogen project in cooperation with Expo 2020 Dubai and Siemens Energy. This is the first project of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa to produce green hydrogen using solar energy.

Al Tayer highlighted the ambitious initiatives and innovative development projects that DEWA is implementing to achieve the wise leadership's vision to enhance sustainability and the shift towards a sustainable green economy by diversifying energy sources and increasing the share of renewable and clean energy in Dubai's energy mix. This achieves the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and Dubai Net Zero Carbon Emissions Strategy 2050 to provide 100% of Dubai's total power production capacity from clean energy sources by 2050.

Al Tayer explained that Dubai's clean energy production capacity is about 14% of Dubai's total power production capacity. The production capacity of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is 2,027 megawatts (MW) using photovoltaic solar power (PV) and concentrated solar power (CSP). The solar park's capacity, which DEWA is implementing, is the largest single-site solar park in the world using the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model. It will have a production capacity of 5,000 MW by 2030.

He also highlighted DEWA's efforts in using the disruptive technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the 'Green Charger' stations for electric vehicles. DEWA has installed around 350 Green Chargers across Dubai to support green mobility in Dubai and the UAE.

The German Consul-General commended DEWA's efforts and prominent role in promoting the sustainable development of Dubai. She thanked Al Tayer for the opportunity to discuss cooperation and promote bilateral relations.

The meeting was attended by Oliver Oehms, CEO of the German Emirati Joint Council for Industry and Commerce (AHK); Waleed bin Salman, Executive Vice President of Business Development and Excellence; and Marwan bin Haidar, Executive Vice President of Innovation and the Future at DEWA.