Abu Dhabi DoE & Saskatchewan to collaborate on sustainable energy initiatives

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Abu Dhabi’s Department of Energy (DoE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Trade and Export Development for the Province of Saskatchewan in order to collaborate on sustainable energy initiatives.

The MoU establishes collaboration efforts in four key areas of carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS), hydrogen, small modular reactors (SMRs), as well as research and development to identify new innovative technologies that will allow both the DoE and Saskatchewan to reach net-zero by 2050.

Discussing the significance of the agreement, HE Eng. Awaidha Murshed Al Marar, Chairman of DoE, said that the document enshrines the intention of the two parties to forge a stronger relationship through increased collaboration and knowledge sharing to reach their common goal of net zero emissions by 2050.

Eng. Awaidha Murshed Al Marar
Chairman – Abu Dhabi DoE

“I am delighted to announce that today the Department of Energy in Abu Dhabi signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Trade and Export Development of the Province of Saskatchewan (Canada), with the document outlining our shared interests in innovation, diversification, clean technologies, economic advancement, and environmental sustainability in the energy sector. The Department of Energy is committed to building constructive partnerships with energy stakeholders from around the world to meet national targets of becoming carbon neutral within the next three decades. It recognizes that it is the pooling of knowledge, resources, and expertise that is essential in helping us meet this aim, as well as reach global energy targets. We are looking forward to building a long-term relationship with Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Trade and Export Development to advance our mutual energy objectives and to create a cleaner and brighter future for all.”

Under the terms of the agreement, the two organizations will cooperate to share their knowledge and capabilities in the energy sector and will convene regularly to discuss developments and undertake key initiatives.

“Specific activities include each partner hosting two meetings, technical workshops, or seminars per year, with a joint review on the progress of the schedule being reported to the two stakeholders’ senior management annually,” as per the statement.

Witnessing the signing, HE Marcy Grossman, Ambassador of Canada to the UAE underlined that “Canada and the UAE have a long-standing energy relationship built on trade, investment, innovation, and regulatory cooperation. This Memorandum of Understanding is an important milestone that will accelerate our countries’ shared vision to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.”

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