UAE Ministry of Defense & Masdar to develop multi-solar plants in Abu Dhabi

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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UAE Ministry of Defence-Masdar sign deal
Officials during the signing ceremony | WAM

UAE Ministry of Defense and Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) have signed a partnership agreement in order to develop multi-solar plants across Abu Dhabi.

According to the statement, Emerge, a joint venture between the UAE’s Masdar and France’s EDF Group, will provide a full turnkey solution for the projects, including finance, design, procurement, construction, operations, and maintenance for 25 years.

Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, COP28 President, and Masdar Chairman, said that, “At COP28 UAE, the world came together to agree on the historic UAE Consensus and Action Agenda to deliver unprecedented climate action in this critical decade.”

The UAE Minister further noted that the Emirates will continue leading by example, and we are proud to be supporting the UAE Ministry of Defense in its Climate Change Strategy as the nation advances its Net Zero by 2050 strategic initiative.”

In December 2023, the Ministry of Defense launched the UAE Armed Forces’ Climate Change Strategy on the sidelines of the COP28, the first of its kind in the region. It aims to strengthen the UAE Armed Forces’ commitment to reduce carbon emissions and encourage active participation at all levels in the transition to sustainability.

Emerge was formed in 2021 to develop distributed solar, energy storage, and hybrid solutions for commercial and industrial. As an energy services company, Emerge offers clients full turn-key solutions through solar power agreements and energy performance contracting at no up-front cost to the client.

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