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Masdar wins Emirates Energy awards

Shams 1 received an award in the Large Energy Project category

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Masdar CEO Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber
Masdar CEO Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber

Abu Dhabi-based renewable energy company Masdar has won three awards at the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy's inaugural Emirates Energy Award ceremony, Emirates News Agency reported.

Masdar was recognised for its achievements in developing large-scale renewable energy projects, designing buildings with high levels of energy efficiency and cultivating young professionals in the clean-energy sector.

Masdar's 100MW solar power plant, Shams 1, received an award in the Large Energy Project category.

Masdar City received an award in the Energy Efficiency category, and Abdulaziz Al Obaidli, a process performance engineer at Shams 1, was recognized with an award in the Young Professional Energy category. In the category of Energy Efficiency, the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology buildings in Masdar City were recognised for their ability to reduce energy and water demand by 40 per cent against international sustainability standards.

Young Professional Energy Award winner Abdulaziz Al Obaidli was noted for his participation in the development of Shams 1 from its early stages, and for his research into the impact of dust and humidity on solar energy collectors in desert areas such as the UAE, which contributed to the development and improved efficiency of the plant.

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