DEWA builds closer ties with Chinese public and private sectors
- September 22, 2017
- Category: Asia
A delegation headed by HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD&CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), has visited the People’s Republic of China to build closer ties with Chinese renewable and clean energy and smart services and smart grid companies and the Chinese Government.
The delegation which included HE Ahmed Buti Al Muhairbi, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Energy in Dubai, met Cui Yuying, Vice Minister of the State Council Information Office and Dr. Yuan Yinghua, Chairman of the Investment and Financing Committee in the China Investment Association Project, to discuss bilateral relations.
Al Tayer and the accompanying delegation visited Hanergy Holding Group’s headquarters in Beijing , one of the largest international companies in alternative and renewable energy. DEWA and Hanergy signed a Memorandum of Understanding last May.
Solar power technologies and applications, residential and mobile power systems clean energy and smart networks were among a wide range of discussion topics under discusson.
DEWA’s CEO commented:
“This visit aims to exchange views and experiences, enhance and activate the latest developments and best practices, review global performance indicators and benchmark high-level comparisons in the renewable and clean energy and smart technologies and services sectors.
“It also aims to enhance cooperation between DEWA and Chinese organisations to benefit from the best international experiences and practices. We are adopting new initiatives, strategies and techniques that enhance our leadership in the use of disruptive technology, and keep pace with the Fourth Industrial Revolution.”
The delegation also visited the Beijing R&D Centre, one of Huawei’s largest research institutes and home to over 12,000 employees. The centre covers the latest pre-5G solutions, Cloud, Big Data, as well as vertical solutions for a smart and safe city.
“The visit is part of a joint venture with Huawei, which includes R&D projects to develop smart network infrastructures and various mechanisms and technologies, such as smart meters for electricity and water services, energy demand management, and self-recovery mechanisms from errors and disasters.
“ This cooperation between us includes the modernisation of the telecommunications infrastructure, fibre optics, Big Data management, system architecture, analytics, interactive visualisation, security of the IT infrastructure environment, and information security, amongst others,” added Al Tayer.