DEWA eyes solar partnership with Dubai shipyard

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on reddit
Reddit
Share on email
Email
Credit: DEWA

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with one of the largest shipyards in the Middle East to share its expertise in solar power.

Drydocks World, a shipyard in Dubai that focuses on large crude carirers, is run by DP World, which is majority owned by Dubai World.

The shipyard will collaborate with DEWA on renewable energy projects and exchange expertise and best practices in asset management and maintenance, as well other programmes and activities of mutual interest.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, said the company is focused on working with government departments and organisations and aimed to share its expertise in solar power within the framework of Shams Dubai initiative, which DEWA launched with the aim of connecting rooftop PV systems to its grid.

Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, group chairman and CEO of DP World, said: “Drydocks World is a strong proponent of environmental conservation in maritime development. Aligning our clean energy initiatives at DP World with DEWA will enhance the yard’s commitment to preserving to the marine environment, and to consolidating Dubai’s position as a global centre for sustainability, in conjunction with the UAE’s objectives.”

Read Next

August 2, 2021
Legislation that would increase and extend the US’ residential solar investment tax credit has secured the backing of a host of solar companies and non-profits.
July 14, 2021
Maxeon Solar Technologies has expanded its AC Energy Solutions portfolio with the launch of a new module for the rooftop solar market.
May 25, 2021
Aurora Solar, a US-based company that has developed software to enable the remote design and sale of PV systems, has closed a US$250 million series C funding round.
May 20, 2021
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and Siemens Energy have inaugurated the Middle East’s first industrial-scale, solar-powered green hydrogen project, which is powered by the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.
February 10, 2021
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is capable of reaching its renewable energy targets thanks to a “robust” development pipeline of solar projects, new research from Rystad Energy suggests.
January 28, 2021
Tesla reported a significant increase in energy storage deployments for the fourth quarter of 2020, more than doubling record figures from the previous quarter as battery manufacturing expansions led to greater product availability but demand still outstrips supply.

Subscribe to Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Webinars
August 19, 2021
At 9am (PT) | 6pm (CEST)
Solar Media Events
August 25, 2021
Solar Media Events
October 6, 2021
Solar Media Events
October 19, 2021
BRISTOL, UK