Leading officials of the multinational utility company Engie held discussions with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) on ways to develop smart and sustainable solutions which support a low carbon economy.
The high-level delegation from the French energy major also presented the latest solutions and technologies in the field of energy production at the Dewa meeting.
Engie team, headed by CEO Isabelle Kocher, was welcomed by Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, the managing director and CEO of Dewa, who emphasized the importance of such meetings to boost co-operation.
The visit is in line with Dewa's objectives to leverage co-operation with major global companies, as well as the exchange of knowledge and sharing of best practices in the energy sector, he stated.
Al Tayer later presented Dewa’s most important programmes, projects, and initiatives in line with the ambitious vision of the leadership and achieving the objectives of the UAE Centennial Plan 2071 aimed at raising the status of the UAE to be among the best countries in the world.
He then briefed the delegation on Dewa's efforts to establish the infrastructure for electricity and water services in Dubai, as per the highest of standards and global best practices.
According to him, Dewa's strategic priorities are energy supply security, and the positioning of Dubai to become a global role model in energy efficiency and reliability, and ensuring a sustainable green economy.
"We are currently working on the Dh50-billion ($13.6 billion) Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park which is poised to become the world's largest single-site solar park based on the independent power producer (IPP) model."
On completion, the project will boast a total planned capacity of 5,000 MW by 2030, he added.
The visiting delegation expressed interest in becoming a major partner in the upcoming Dewa projects to achieve the sustainable development of Dubai.