In a virtual ceremony, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority honored the partners and sponsors of the Water, Energy and Environment Technology Exhibition (WETEX) and Dubai Solar Energy 2020, which it organized via a 3D virtual platform, for the first time in the Middle East and North Africa region. This year, the exhibition attracted 63,058 visitors from all over the world, and is the largest number of visitors in the history of the exhibition in 22 years.
In his speech during the ceremony, His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, founder and president of WETEX and Dubai Solar Energy, indicated that the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority organizes the exhibition annually under the generous direction of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy The President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, may God preserve him, and under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance, Chairman of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, a commitment to support the process of sustainable development in the United Arab Emirates, and to consolidate Dubai’s position as a leading global center Clean Energy and Green Economy.
Al Tayer praised the partners and sponsors of the exhibition, stressing that the success achieved by WETEX in its twenty-second session this year, via a three-dimensional virtual platform, confirms Dubai’s leadership in organizing major events and its ability to overcome obstacles and challenges and turn them into promising opportunities, in line with the vision and directions of the leadership. Al-Rasheedah, where the innovative “carbon neutral” exhibition, the first of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa region, witnessed the participation of 1,076 companies from 52 countries around the world, and the authority provided an exceptional experience for exhibitors and visitors from around the world to learn about the latest technologies and the latest developments in the water sectors. Energy, sustainability and innovation.
His Excellency Al Tayer added: “Cooperation and integration between the public and private sectors is an important pillar for achieving the aspirations of the Emirate of Dubai and consolidating its position as an advanced model that provides an appropriate climate and supportive environment for investment. Especially in the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest solar energy complex in one location in the world. Your efforts and sponsorship of “WETEX and Dubai Solar Energy” exhibition and your partnership with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority have contributed to consolidating its position on the map of specialized exhibitions worldwide. And we meet in this virtual gathering to celebrate the achievements and successes of the authority and its partners, sponsors and exhibitors. ”
Dubai Roads and Transport Authority – Diamond Sponsor
Nasser Bushehab, Executive Director of the Strategy and Corporate Governance Sector at the Roads and Transport Authority in Dubai, said: “RTA’s participation in WETEX 2020 was an appropriate opportunity to present our initiatives, achievements and plans to achieve a sustainable green environment in all our operational and service work, in line with the directions of our wise leadership according to the highest standards This field, and the Roads and Transport Authority is aware that the green economy and the use of clean energy are important tools in building a safe and sustainable future that humanity aspires to.
Aqua Power – Titanium patron
Mohammed Abunayyan, Chairman of the Board of Directors of ACWA Power Saudi Arabia, said: “We are proud of our active participation in this global forum that was held amid economic challenges imposed by the global Corona pandemic crisis, but it did not solve without the insistence of the Dubai government under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President The State, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, may God bless him, to achieve the objectives of the emirate’s vision to increase the share of renewable energy in the energy mix to reach 75% by 2050. The commitment of the Dubai government to continue its plans and programs in the clean energy sector undoubtedly strengthens the confidence of the investor community in the wise leadership The Emirate of Dubai has adopted the policies and measures it has taken to address the repercussions of the Corona crisis that would spread optimism and confidence in restoring the investment attractiveness of the global economic system in Dubai.
Siemens Energy – Titanium sponsor
“Siemens Energy is proud to be a major sponsor of WETEX, which is one of the most important and influential DEWA exhibitions,” said Dietmar Searsdorfer, CEO of Siemens Energy Middle East and the UAE. The exhibition in its virtual 3D version this year is the first of its kind. Throughout the exhibition’s 22-year history, it became an innovative approach that embodies the ambitious and pioneering values of WETEX, DEWA and the United Arab Emirates. It is a great honor for us that Siemens Energy supports the nation’s sustainable development of a flexible and innovative infrastructure to control electricity and energy. We are also proud to provide solutions that support the transformation of clean energy, sustainability and reduction of carbon emissions in the UAE and around the world. ”
Hitachi ABB Power Grids – Titanium sponsor
Dr. Mustafa El-Jazairy, Executive Director of Hitachi ABB Power Grids in the UAE, the Arab Gulf region, the Near East and Pakistan, said: “We embrace the spirit of innovation that helps us serve our customers. We demonstrated these capabilities at WETEX 2020, the leading and specialized event at the level of Visitors to our stand at this year’s WETEX exhibition were able to experience the benefits of digital technology for power grids, enhanced with a combination of industry-leading software and Hitachi Ventara’s modern Lumada platform offerings, which includes technologies such as machine learning. , Big Data, Hybrid Cloud Management and Cyber Security. ”
Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) – a strategic sponsor
Saif Humaid Al Falasi, CEO of ENOC Group, said: “WETEX is a pioneering platform that has gathered over the past twenty-two years the most prominent experts and stakeholders in the sector to showcase the latest technologies and innovations in the field of energy and utilities. Since its inception, the exhibition has continued to gain inspiring and insightful visions, with Highlighting issues related to water conservation and environmental sustainability. We have always been keen to participate in WETEX, and this year we are pleased to continue our participation, although this year represents a special challenge for many institutions due to the current conditions resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, and we have sought through Our participation this year is to shed light on some of our initiatives to enhance energy efficiency and resource management across all sectors of the group. ”
Partners and sponsors expressed their happiness to participate in this exceptional edition of the WETEX and Dubai Solar Show, stressing that the exhibition provides a unique platform for companies and institutions to promote their products and services, and to meet with officials and investors from around the world to make deals and build partnerships, and learn about the latest technologies in these vital sectors. In addition to identifying the market needs and the most prominent current and future projects in the region, especially with the great expansion of reliance on clean and renewable energy in the United Arab Emirates and the region in general.
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