DEWA builds closer ties with Chinese public and private sectors

United Arab Emirates, September 12, 2017

A delegation headed by Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, has visited the People's Republic of China to build closer ties with Chinese renewable and clean energy and smart services and smart grid companies and the Chinese Government.

Al Tayer and the accompanying delegation visited Hanergy Holding Group’s headquarters in Beijing. Hanergy is one of the largest international companies in alternative and renewable energy. The visit complements the cooperation between DEWA and Hanergy after the signing MoU between the two sides last May.

The two parties focused on renewable and clean energy and its development, and enhancing opportunities for joint investment. Al Tayer also visited the Exhibition Hall and Exhibition Centre of the Hanergy Clean Energy Exhibition, located at the Beijing Olympic Park, covering an area of 7,000 square metres.

He discussed solar power technologies and applications, which included integrated photovoltaic panels and their distribution on the roofs of industrial and residential buildings, residential and mobile power systems, solar-powered vehicles, and various elements of the exhibition. Al Tayer also discussed China's achievements and advances in clean energy, applications of solar technology, and smart networks.

Al Tayer and the accompanying delegation visited the Beijing R&D Centre, which is one of Huawei’s largest research institutes, and employs over 12,000 people. The centre covers the latest pre-5G solutions, Cloud, Big Data, as well as vertical solutions for a smart and safe city.

'The visit is part of a joint venture with Huawei, which includes R&D projects to develop smart network infrastructures and various mechanisms and technologies, such as smart meters for electricity and water services, energy demand management, and self-recovery mechanisms from errors and disasters,' added Al Tayer.