UAE’s SEWA, GE sign agreement to enhance Sharjah’s power sector
Senior officials of the Sharjah Water & Electricity Authority (SEWA) hosted a high-level delegation from GE to discuss potential projects to strengthen Sharjah’s power sector
Senior officials of the Sharjah Water & Electricity Authority (SEWA) hosted a high-level delegation from GE (NYSE: GE) to discuss potential projects to strengthen Sharjah’s power sector.
The initiatives are in line with SEWA’s Vision 2020, aimed at driving a culture of innovation and sustainability in line with the UAE Energy Plan 2050 to cut carbon dioxide emissions, increase clean energy and strengthen energy efficiency.
The meeting was attended by Dr. Rashid AlLeem Chairman of SEWA; John Flannery, Chairman & CEO of GE; Alex Dimitrief, President & CEO of GE’s Global Growth Organization; Nabil Habayeb, President & CEO for GE Middle East, North Africa & Turkey; Dr. Dalya Al Muthanna, President & CEO of GE Gulf; and Ghassan Barghout, President & CEO for GE’s Gas Power Systems business in the Middle East & North Africa.
“At SEWA, we are committed to achieving world-class standards in all aspects of our operations to deliver reliable and high-quality electricity, water and natural gas to serve as the growth engine of the economy,” said Dr. Rashid AlLeem of SEWA.
Discussions focused on initiatives that can enhance the efficiency, flexibility, reliability and sustainability of SEWA’s services, to ensure the continuous optimization of its operations for the benefit of the people of Sharjah.
“GE has supported SEWA in its efforts to power Sharjah for over 35 years, and we are committed to helping the organization meet its goals under Vision 2020 and beyond,” said Ghassan Barghout of GE.
“Our leading portfolio of advanced solutions for the power sector, digital capabilities and strong local presence enable us to understand SEWA’s requirements and bring the most appropriate industry-leading innovations to support their needs. We look forward to collaborating with SEWA in their efforts to support Sharjah’s socio-economic development by meeting the emirate’s growing energy demand.”
More than 20 GE heavy duty gas turbines equip SEWA’s power generation and desalination facilities across Sharjah, Khorfakkan and Kalba today, capable of generating up to 2,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity.
GE has a growing footprint in the region’s power sector with its digital industrial solutions and record-setting H-class technology transforming power sector efficiency and flexibility.