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DEWA touts its achievements in first half

Opening of M-Station amongst DEWA's first half achievements.

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Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), said this week that DEWA will undertake several development projects to strengthen the electricity and water infrastructure of Dubai.

DEWA will also launch several new initiatives, conferences, and international exhibitions to promote sustainable development, and to achieve the vision of the Government of Dubai to promote the Emirate as a global hub for trade, finance and tourism.

Al Tayer said that DEWA is also currently placing the highest emphasis on the development of mobile-based services and the strengthening of e-services to enable an effective and balanced transformation into fully integrated electronic and mobile services infrastructure.

Al Tayer announced this at the mid-year strategy review of DEWA, held in the presence of executive vice presidents, vice presidents, department heads and senior officials, to assess DEWA’s strategic growth in the past six months, and discuss the latest developments related to administrative operations, as well as current and future projects.

“During these regular meetings, we focus our discussions on developments associated with DEWA’s long-term strategic plan and review its performance over the last six months, so we can focus on enhancing positive performance and work on opportunities for improvement. We have a strong belief in our ability to address challenges, and turn them into successes and achievements,” said Al Tayer.

Al Tayer said that the first half of this year was marked by several achievements by DEWA on a national and global level. These included the opening of DEWA’s Sustainable Building in Al Quoz, the first sustainable building in the UAE, and the largest government building in the world to obtain a Platinum rating for green buildings, and the opening of the M-Station, the largest electricity production, and water desalination plant in the UAE, at a cost of more than AED 10 billion. M-station enhances production capacity to 9,646MW of electricity, and 470 million imperials gallons of desalinated water per day, to meet current and future demand of electricity and water in the Emirate of Dubai.

The number of DEWA’s e-services has reached over 44, allowing DEWA to provide services 24/7, anywhere in the world.

Al Tayer expressed his delight that at winning the Global Risk Award for Building Risk Management Capability from the UK-based Institute of Risk Management (IRM), in 2013. This was in recognition of DEWA’s efforts in applying the highest international standards, based on the ISO 31000 certification.

On hosting the Water, Energy Technology and Environment Exhibition “WETEX 2013” in April, Al Tayer said, “WETEX this year witnessed a complete shift in the size and quality of the exhibition. In its 15th year, the exhibition recorded the participation of 1,350 companies and institutions from all over the world. The event was an unprecedented success, enhancing its status at a global level, which demonstrates DEWA’s leadership in the power, water, environmental, green solutions, and sustainability sectors.”

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