Wetex 2017 to be major highlight for projects and investments
Dewa is organising Wetex under the umbrella of Green Week, which includes various environmental activities and events to raise awareness about the importance of using energy and water sensibly
The latest innovative solutions in energy, water, and the environment will be highlighted at the 19th Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (Wetex) and the second Dubai Solar Show in Dubai, UAE.
Organised by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), Wetex will be held from October 23 to 25 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. For the fourth consecutive year, Dewa is organising Wetex under the umbrella of Green Week, which includes various environmental activities and events to raise awareness about the importance of using energy and water sensibly, and the key components of sustainable development and green economy.
Many of these technologies will be unveiled for the first time, especially in renewable energy, water, sustainability and rationalisation.
The two exhibitions will act as an integrated platform for companies and organisations working in these key sectors to promote their products, services and innovative technologies, and meet decision-makers, investors, buyers and interested parties from around the world to make deals, build partnerships, review the latest technologies in these sectors, learn about current and future projects and market needs, and explore opportunities to take part in solar-energy projects and programmes in the region.
The 18th Wetex and the first Dubai Solar Show in October 2016 were a huge success with large participation from exhibitors, visitors, participants, and government organisations. They attracted 1,975 exhibitors, around 25,000 visitors from 47 countries, and 67 sponsors. The two exhibitions covered 63,700 sq m, and were an important platform for companies and organisations working in energy, renewable energy, water, environment, and sustainability.
“With the accelerated development in the energy, water, the environment, and related industries, new industrial sub-sectors have emerged and demand is increasing day by day. Wetex serves as an important meeting point for manufacturers, service providers, decision-makers, and trade visitors from the UAE and the region. It helps investors to review the latest technologies available in these areas,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of Dewa, founder and chairman of Wetex.
“Wetex has become an annual event to launch new technologies, and a destination for decision-makers, investors, and trade visitors from around the world. Over 18 years, Wetex witnessed the launch of new innovative technologies, many of which made their regional debut through its platform. Major deals and partnerships were signed and major projects announced that have changed the regional and global energy sector. This year, Wetex will continue to present the latest technologies in various energy sectors, while the Dubai Solar Show will cater to increasing demand for solar power,” added Al Tayer.
Latest energy, water, and environmental technologies
Wetex 2017 will have on display the latest tools and equipment, including turbines, compressors, motors, power generators, air cleaning and purification equipment, batteries, high-voltage cables, wiring technologies, calibration measurement equipment, protection systems, centrifuge machinery, communication systems’ equipment, industrial and residential control systems, safety equipment, refrigeration and heating, diesel engines, fire-fighting and safety systems, transducers, control electronic systems, corrosion equipment, energy-efficient home appliances and products.
Latest solar-energy technologies
The second Dubai Solar Show this year will expand over 14,000 sq m and attract the biggest companies and organisations in solar power from around the world. The exhibition will be an important platform for government and private sectors to make deals and build partnerships, access the latest technologies in the solar sector, and learn about current and future projects in the region as well as market needs and opportunities to participate in leading solar projects and programmes. This supports the efforts of the UAE government and governments in the region to increase reliance on renewable and clean energy. The exhibition will be the region's leading commercial platform for solar-energy production and storage solutions.
Latest water technologies at Wetex 2017
This year's Wetex attracts the largest number of industry players from around the world under one roof. Wetex will cover all related aspects, including water treatment, desalination plants, pipes of all kinds, coolers and heaters, and related products and solutions. It will also display tools, equipment and accessories for digging technologies, pumps, valves, and tools to ease pressure and others.
Wetex will show the latest advances in irrigation systems, agriculture and horticulture equipment, and water extraction equipment. With a focus on water conservation, the event will showcase products for detecting and treating water leakages, reservoir lining, and various materials used in the water sector and water transportation.