HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer meets with high-level delegation from France’s Engie Group
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) received Isabelle Kocher, CEO of ENGIE Group, who was heading a high-level delegation from the French company to meet DEWA, which is keen to leverage cooperation with major global companies to exchange knowledge and share best practices in the energy sector.
Al Tayer welcomed the French delegation and emphasised the importance of such meetings which would enhance joint cooperation. He presented DEWA’s most important programmes, projects, and initiatives in line with the ambitious vision of the leadership in foreseeing the future and achieving the objectives of the UAE Centennial Plan 2071 to ensure a happy future and a better life for the next generations, and to raise the status of the UAE to be among the best in the world.
Al Tayer briefed the delegation on the efforts of DEWA in establishing the infrastructure for electricity and water services in Dubai, as per highest standards and the best global practices, where its strategic priorities are energy supply security, and the positioning of Dubai to become a global role model in terms of energy efficiency and reliability, a green economy and sustainability.
DEWA is currently establishing the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park which will become the largest single-site solar park in the world based on the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model with a total planned capacity of 5,000 megawatts (MW) by 2030 and a total investment of AED 50 billion.
In turn, the French delegation from Engie Group, presented their latest solutions and technologies in the field of energy production, to develop smart and sustainable solutions which support a low carbon economy. The delegation expressed their interest in participating in DEWA projects to achieve the sustainable development of Dubai.