DEWA & PowerChina explore cooperation in energy sector

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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DEWA and PowerChina discuss cooperation
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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and PowerChina have discussed ways to strengthen cooperation in promoting sustainable energy solutions.

Power Construction Corporation of China, branded as PowerChina, is a wholly State-owned company administered by the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission and part of the heavy and civil engineering construction industry. PowerChina consists of 779 companies.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), has received a high-level delegation from PowerChina to discuss cooperation in energy and water. This move is in line with the efforts of DEWA to strengthen its position as a global leader in sustainable energy solutions.

The visiting delegation included Peng Gang, Vice President of PowerChina-Intl and President of PowerChina MENA; Gao Fei, Vice President of PowerChina MENA; Chen Yunpeng, Vice President of SEPCOIII, a subsidiary of PowerChina; and Hong Li, Chief Representative of PowerChina in UAE.

The discussions centered on potential collaboration areas, including renewable energy projects, smart grid solutions, water infrastructure development, and joint research and development initiatives. Both parties expressed a desire for strategic collaboration to pave the way for future joint ventures.

Al Tayer emphasized DEWA’s commitment to sustainability and innovation, particularly in alignment with the outlined in the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and the Dubai Net Zero Carbon Emissions Strategy 2050, which aim to provide 100 percent of the required energy from clean energy sources by 2050.

PowerChina, renowned for its expertise in clean energy, water infrastructure, and sustainable development, expressed interest in collaborating with DEWA to explore new ventures and exchange knowledge and expertise in the energy and water sectors.

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