Solar has become the dominant form of renewable energy in the MENA region. (Picture for illustrative purposes)
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice-Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), invited Polish companies to participate in clean and renewable energy projects in the UAE during a recent trade delegation to Poland.
During the visit, HE Al Tayer delivered a speech at a meeting in the city of Katowice, attended by HE Dr. Yousef Al Sabri, UAE Ambassador to Poland and a number of leading Polish and international companies. Al Tayer highlighted DEWA’s main projects in clean and renewable energy. The meeting discussed the development of trade relations between the UAE and Poland.
The UAE has almost three-decade strong bonds with Poland. Areas of cooperation between the two countries include political dialogue, sports, defence, and trade ties since the exchange of embassies in 1989. The trade ties are worth $800 million now and the highest was $1 billion in 2014, HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer told delegates.
Underscoring the potential opportunity open to Polish companies, HE Al Tayer said: “The UAE has developed various strategies and initiatives to realise the objectives of the UAE Centennial 2071 to make the UAE the best country in the world. Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has investments of over $22 billion (AED 81 billion) for the next five years, to meet a growing demand for electricity and water in Dubai. Today, DEWA has a strong infrastructure, to meet the ever-increasing demand and support the growth of a green economy and create a competitive advantage for the UAE in clean energy and energy-efficiency technologies,” Al Tayer added.
“In Dubai, we are always interested in exploring developments in international technology to further broaden our horizons and team up with international partners in energy while helping them to develop their innovative technology to improve our services. I am positive that there is much that Polish companies can offer to the UAE and the region,” Al Tayer said.
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