Digital DEWA signs MoU with Huawei to enhance strategic partnership

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Digital DEWA-Huawei Partnership
Officials during the meeting | Courtesy: Dubai Media Office

Digital DEWA, the digital arm of DEWA, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Huawei in order to improve their strategic partnership and mutual work.

The MoU focuses on accelerating digital transformation, decarbonization, and developing a future-oriented power communication network.

According to the statement, “This supports DEWA’s efforts in energy transformation, sustainability, and achieving Net-Zero. “

The MoU was signed by Mr. Marwan Bin Haidar and Mr. Jerry Liu, General Manager of Huawei Technologies UAE during their China visit, led by HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA).

“We are glad to further consolidate our cooperation with DEWA. As a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, Huawei is committed to bringing the world’s leading digital power solutions that will enhance the lives of Dubai residents and offer a model for the future of power transmission in the region. In a joint effort with DEWA, we will continuously try to act as a solid foundation for the digitalization of the UAE,” said Mr. Liu.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer

“We are keen to enhance the strategic relationship between DEWA and Huawei. The partnership has resulted in significant achievements over the past years in digital transformation, exchanging the best international solutions, experiences, and practices, especially in innovation, disruptive technologies, smart grids, digital transformation, automation, cloud platforms, Artificial Intelligence, data security, and big data management, among others. We are happy to enhance our fruitful strategic collaboration with Huawei. This is in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to benefit from digital technologies and Artificial Intelligence to improve performance and enhance people’s lives.”

According to the statement, the MoU enhances the collaboration of the two parties in the energy sector communication network, transmission communication network (multi planes network), distribution communication network (FLISR), electric power digital transformation service, Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform for electric power, overhead lines and substation inspection, Internet of Things (IoT) and maintenance, distributed energy resources integration and management, digital capacity enhancement to achieve carbon neutrality, data centers, charging network, and smart photovoltaic energy and energy storage system.

During the visit, the two sides discussed enhancing cooperation and exchanging experiences and best practices, particularly in energy storage, smart grids, digital transformation, cloud computing, and electric vehicle charging stations.

The meeting also highlighted the successful launch of the first phase of the world’s largest green data center, recognized by the Guinness World Records. The data center, implemented by Moro Data Hub, a subsidiary of Digital DEWA, in collaboration with Huawei, is located at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai.

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