Utilities Middle East – August 2019

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ubai Electricity and Water Authority
(DEWA) has invited consultancy com-
panies to submit their feasibility study
bids for the wind power generation
project in Hatta.
This is part of DEWA’s eff orts to contribute to
the ambitious development goals of Dubai, and to
support the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed
bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime
Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to develop
Hatta with a comprehensive plan, while balanc-
ing economic, social and environmental develop-
ment. The deadline to apply for the project was 23
July 2019.
“The Hatta power generation project aligns
with DEWA’s eff orts to contribute eff ectively in
achieving the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050,


launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid
Al Maktoum to make Dubai a global hub for clean
energy and green economy, and increase the pro-
duction of clean energy to 75% by 2050. This is
most relevant in the fi eld of wind power, which
has witnessed new developments in recent years,
becoming a key source in renewable and clean
energy worldwide,” said Saeed Mohammed Al
Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.
Al Tayer stressed that DEWA is keen to trans-
form Dubai into a global hub for clean energy and
green economy, and to have the lowest carbon
footprint in the world, affi rming that achieving
these ambitious strategic objectives requires a
production capacity of more than 42,000 mega-
watts of clean and renewable energy by 2050.
“To achieve our vision of becoming a globally

leading, sustainable, innovative corporation, we
are working to establish sustainability as a road
map to ensure a brighter and happier future in
Dubai by launching world-class initiatives and lead-
ing projects in green development,” said Al Tayer.
Al Tayer explained that the benefi ts of the wind
power generation project extend to include sev-
eral other advantages, since the electricity gener-
ated from wind power is clean and does not pro-
duce any pollution or gases. Also, electricity gen-
erated is produced locally, does not require fuel
and will create jobs for the residents of Hatta.
DEWA, through its continued eff orts to keep
pace with the latest developments in the fi eld
of renewable energy, carried out reviews with
experts and revealed advancements in wind
power.

REGIONAL UPDATE // ESSENTIAL INSIGHTS FOR MIDDLE EAST WATER, GAS AND ELECTRICITY PROFESSIONALS


Wind Power


Dubai moves to add wind


power to its energy mix


DEWA invites applications for consultancies for feasibility study bids on Hatta wind power


generation projects, potentially the first wind power station in the UAE


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