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WETEX 2018 attracts 70 local and international companies

This year’s theme is ‘At the forefront of sustainability’, DEWA says

| | Oct 23, 2018 | 5:28 pm
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Dubai, UAE, 23 October 2018: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), organisers of the 20th Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX), is holding this year’s event under the theme ‘At the forefront of sustainability’, the body announced via a Press communiqué. WETEX takes place under the directives of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of DEWA, the communiqué said. WETEX 2018, which is being organised under the umbrella of Green Week, takes place from October 23 to 25, 2018, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, the communiqué further said. This year’s show will showcase the latest developments and innovative solutions in renewable and traditional energy around the world, as well as provide business opportunities and potential partnerships, the communiqué added.

To date, this year’s exhibition has already attracted the participation of over 70 local and international entities. Siemens, The Sustainable City and ACWA Power are Diamond sponsors, the communiqué said. The Department of Energy Abu Dhabi, ABB Group, Road and Transport Authority (RTA) and Emirates Global Aluminium are Titanium sponsors, with an additional 16 Strategic sponsors, nine Platinum sponsors and 31 Gold sponsors, the communiqué further said. In addition, CNBC Arabia and Dubai Media Incorporated are strategic media partners and Arabian Radio Network (ARN), Water Briefing Global and Oil & Gas World Magazine are the exhibition’s media partners, the communiqué added.

H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO, DEWA

H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO, DEWA and Founder and Chairman of WETEX, thanked all the partners and sponsors for their continued support and productive contributions to make WETEX 2018 the best exhibition so far, the communiqué said. He lauded the partners’ and sponsors’ significant efforts towards sustainability, which support the wise leaders’ vision to promote the United Arab Emirates as a leading global example of environmental suitability and the Green Economy, the communiqué further said.

Dietmar Siersdorfer, CEO, Siemens – Middle East and UAE

Dietmar Siersdorfer, CEO, Siemens – Middle East and UAE, said, “We are sharing our innovations and power, renewable energy, green hydrogen and digitalisation solutions as a partner to the United Arab Emirates’s ongoing development of a happy, sustainable and pioneering economy and society.”

Faris Saeed, CEO, Diamond Developers, said: “We are a pioneer in developing happy, smart and sustainable communities that support the vision of the UAE leadership. The Sustainable City has worked over the last year with several partners on exploring new technologies and innovations that will make our projects more and more efficient.”

Mohammed Abunayyan, Chairman, ACWA Power

Mohammed Abunayyan, Chairman, ACWA Power, said, “We are excited to join hands and engage with various stakeholders in the industry to highlight our commitment to producing electricity and desalinated water efficiently, reliably and safely, at low cost, all the while deploying the latest technologies and providing communities we operate in with a sustainable future.” 

Abdulla Kalban, MD and CEO, EGA

Abdulla Kalban, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, EGA, said, “WETEX is an opportunity for us to discuss innovation with other companies and organisations in the interests of our businesses, the environment and the United Arab Emirates’s objective of creating a knowledge-based economy.”

Mostafa Al Guezeri, Managing Director, ABB in the United Arab Emirates and Gulf, said, “We have a bigger presence this year, as ABB is growing globally with its offerings and our stand at WETEX will mirror our pioneering technology spirit.”

Mostafa Al Guezeri, MD, ABB UAE and Gulf

HE Ahmad Buti Al Muhairbi, Secretary General of the Dubai Supreme Council for Energy said, “The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy is keen to participate in WETEX on a yearly basis to show the latest achievements and initiatives of the Supreme Council for Energy and its entities.”

Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO, Masdar,

Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO, Masdar, said: “Masdar is not only committed to advancing solar power, it has a leading position in wind energy and is actively pursuing commercial opportunities in waste to energy, power storage and solutions in energy and water efficiency. Our track record in all these sectors will be on show throughout WETEX.”

 H.E. Ahmed Bin Shafar, CEO, Empower, said, “WETEX is an important and specialised platform for the water, energy and environment sectors, as well as an important occasion for us to showcase our latest innovative solutions in the field of District Cooling.”

H.E. Saif Humaid Al Falasi, Group CEO, ENOC

H.E. Saif Humaid Al Falasi, Group CEO, ENOC, said: “We believe that WETEX 2018 offers a strategic platform to engage with key stakeholders, as it showcases the latest technologies in the water, energy, and environment sectors. This year, we will be demonstrating a few technological innovations that contribute to enhancing operational and energy efficiency across the upstream, midstream and downstream operations.”

Jamal Salem Al Dhaheri, Chairman, Ducab, said, “We seek to create a sustainable approach to both energy and its sources of production by encouraging companies in the country to rely on products that are certified and in line with global safety and sustainability standards, such as Ducab products, which will have a positive impact on our local economy, as well as contribute to reducing carbon emissions and carbon footprint for the benefit of all.”

Dr Mohammed Al Zarooni, Vice Chairman and CEO of Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority

Dr Mohammed Al Zarooni, Vice Chairman and CEO of Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority, said:  “The participation of Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), home to hundreds of technology and smart solutions companies, in WETEX 2018 is the outcome of the agreement signed in May this year between DSOA and DEWA. The forward-looking agreement mandates the two entities to leverage state-of-the-art technologies, including artificial intelligence, in the energy sector to achieve Dubai’s strategic objectives to preserve natural resources for future generations and minimise the Emirate’s carbon footprint.”

Ahmed Al Suwaidi, CEO, Al Suwaidi Group

Ahmed Al Suwaidi, CEO, Al Suwaidi Group, said: “During WETEX, we intend to improve our current approach of meeting customers’ needs as a multi-national company in the field of EPC business, which aims to enhance the quality of life. We look forward to taking part in the current edition of WETEX, as sustainability is at the top of Al Suwaidi Electric’s priorities.”

T. Madhavadas, Sr. Vice President and Head, Power Transmission and Distribution, Larsen & Toubro

T. Madhavadas, Sr. Vice President and Head, Power Transmission and Distribution, Larsen & Toubro, said, “As one of the major players in the EPC space, L&T is proud to have been associated with WETEX Dubai since 2016, as it brings together important developers from across the globe and provides a perfect platform to interact and exchange ideas.”

Jonathan Blackburn, Ernst & Young consulting services,

Jonathan Blackburn, Ernst & Young consulting services, said: “WETEX provides a unique opportunity for different industries to come together and share how to create smarter, more impactful solutions with the latest technologies in the market.  At this year’s exhibition, EY will discuss how business models in the utilities industry need to adapt to a new energy paradigm, reimagining how energy is produced, transported and used in today’s world.”  

Jihane Yammine, Marketing Manager at Site Technology, said, “We found WETEX to be a great platform to introduce our new division and showcase our products since it is organised by DEWA, which had previously collaborated with ST to construct the most sophisticated data centre in the Middle East.”

Mounib Hatab, Vice President – Commercial GCC, JCC

Mounib Hatab, Vice President – Commercial GCC, JCC, said: “WETEX focuses on the latest solutions in conventional and renewable energy, water, sustainability, and conservation. Gulf Eternit Industries/Future Pipe is proud to work with DEWA to deliver such solutions. We will be exhibiting our complete fiberglass piping systems for the water industry. In addition, this year we will focus on one of our largest collaboration projects with DEWA, the Hassyan Power Plant.”

H.E. Khaled Al Huraimel, GCEO, Bee’ah

H.E. Khaled Al Huraimel, GCEO, Bee’ah, said: “WETEX is ideally positioned to showcase the Emirates Waste to Energy Company’s innovative approach to generating renewable energy. Combining the complementary strengths of Bee’ah and Masdar, we have created a strategy that addresses the dual challenge of waste diversion and clean energy; starting with the UAE’s first waste-to-energy facility, the Sharjah Waste to Energy Facility. This year, we will be giving visitors at WETEX unique insights into the development of this ground-breaking project, which signifies a huge leap towards the achievement of a Green Economy in the United Arab Emirates.”


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