A senior delegation from oil giant Saudi Aramco visited Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) discuss closer ties and co-operation in key development projects, mainly in power and water sector.
The meeting heightened co-operation between the two organisations, with Saudi Aramco able to review practices and expertise at Dewa, including benchmarking and key performance indicators, said a statement from Dubai utility firm.
The delegation included Khalid Al Salouli, the director at Aramco and head of the Energy Industrial City; Nabil Chaachou, the project manager at Aramco Energy Industrial City; Jaap Kalkman, a partner at Arthur D Little, a leading management consulting firm, and global head of its energy and utilities practice; besides Lukas Vylupek, the principal at Arthur D Little responsible for the Energy Industrial City project, it stated.
During the meeting, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, the managing director and chief executive of Dewa, Al Tayer explained the importance of continued cooperation between the two organisations in electricity and water areas.
He reviewed Dewa’s programmes, plans, and projects to achieve the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to strengthen the UAE's leadership globally and improve performance, productivity, and quality of service to customers.
Dewa’s strategy, he stated, was in line with the UAE Centennial 2071, the UAE Vision 2021, and the Dubai Plan 2021, to secure a happy and sustainable life for future generations, and always rank first in all areas.
The visiting delegation briefed Al Tayer on Aramco’s Energy Industrial City project, which will be developed over 50 sq km. The Aramco team expressed its desire to co-operate with Dewa, and benefit from its expertise in the fields of generation, transmission, and distribution.
The meeting was attended by Waleed Salman, the executive vice-president of business development and excellence, Rashid bin Humaidan, the executive vice-president of distribution power, Khawla Al Mehairi, the executive vice-president of strategy and government communications, and Marwan Al Sabbagh, vice-president of projects and connection services, at Dewa.