DEWA CEO meets Chinese consul general to enhance clean energy cooperation

21 8 2019Government leaders and diplomats from Dubai and China have discussed ways to strengthen cooperation between Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and Chinese companies in energy-related areas, especially clean and renewable energy

During a meeting, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA, congratulated Li Xuhang, consul general of China in Dubai, who has recently assumed his post. Ai Tayer wished Li Xuhang success in his upcoming diplomatic missions.

Al Tayer emphasised the depth of UAE-China relations, as the UAE is the second largest trade partner of China worldwide and the largest partner of China in the Arab world.

The DEWA CEO pointed out that several major Chinese companies are taking part in DEWA's projects, especially at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park with a the planned capacity of 5,000MW by 2030.

“We are committed to providing a state-of-the-art infrastructure that meets the increasing demands for electricity and water in Dubai according to the highest standards of quality, availability, reliability, and efficiency. This supports the economic and urban development in Dubai, which can be witnessed in all areas. DEWA is also expanding its electricity and water capacity by developing new power and water stations, upgrading existing ones, and using the latest global technologies in these areas," said Al Tayer.

DEWA is working to increase the share of clean and renewable energy, launch smart initiatives, and adopt creativity and innovation in all our operations, he added.

Al Tayer commended the Chinese companies that are taking part in the 21st Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX 2019) and the 4th Dubai Solar Show which DEWA will organise from 21-23 October 2019, under the umbrella of Green Week, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The Chinese pavilion is set to be one of the largest country pavilions at WETEX.

The Chinese consul general commended the comprehensive development of Dubai, and expressed his country’s interest in investing in Dubai’s renewable energy sector and further cooperation with DEWA.

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