TAQA Group’s ADDC & ADU sign pact to boost R&D in Energy Sector

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Mr. Saeed Al Suwaidi & Professor Waqar Ahmad at the MoU signing ceremony

The Abu Dhabi Distribution Company (ADDC), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA Group), has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi University (ADU) to accelerate technical, societal and environmental solutions in the energy sector through research and development (R&D).

The cooperation aims to strengthen ties between both entities through training programs and knowledge exchange. The agreement was signed at ADU’s main campus by Mr. Saeed Al Suwaidi, Managing Director, ADDC, and Professor Waqar Ahmad, Chancellor, ADU.

Waqar Ahmad
Prof. Waqar Ahmad
Chancellor – ADU

“We are delighted to collaborate with ADDC. At ADU, we believe in protecting the environment and building a strong, progressive society. Through our collaboration, we look forward to creating a framework that will advance environmental research. Partnerships like this allow us to provide our students with valuable training and internship opportunities that are critical to preparing them for a competitive job market.”

Mr. Al Suwaidi commented that, “There are many mutual benefits to collaborating with academia, which is why we are so thrilled to enter into this partnership with ADU. By supporting research and development and special opportunities for young talent, we are moving our industry forward and helping build a brighter future here at home.”

ADDC plans, operates, maintains and owns network distribution assets and directly interfaces with water and electricity customers in Abu Dhabi’s central and Al Dhafra regions, leveraging technical expertise and best-practice customer-care solutions.

The company ensures water and electricity flow to more than 600,000 service points through a smart, robust, efficient and sustainable distribution network.

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