Siemens signs partnership in Qatar with GreenGulf
Pair to work together on transport, district cooling and smart grids
Siemens has signed a deal with Qatar-based renewable energy specialist GreenGulf to co-operate on projects within the emirate.
The firms signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) covering energy efficiency and urban transport projects, including work relating to the e-Bus system.
E-Bus is a system that already operates in the Austrian capital of Vienna. It is an electric vehicle that can be recharged within 15 minutes and which recovers energy lost during braking.
The MoU is expected to form the basis of a more formal business partnership between the pair in the future. It covers the "identification, conceptualization, and development of opportunities and possible pilot projects" that are of interest to both firms.
GreenGulf will provide advisory services for the development and implementation of projects, while Siemens will provide energy-efficient equipment and knowledge of systems in areas like urban transport, district cooling, grid management and energy optimisation.
Bernhard Fonsecka, CEO of Siemens' Qatar division, said: “As Qatar continues to make great strides towards realizing its National Vision 2030 and with increasing investments in infrastructure in preparation for the World Cup 2022, this partnership is crucial to delivering energy-efficient solutions to help the country realize its future goals.”
Greengulf CEO Omran Al-Kuwari said: "GreenGulf is very excited to collaborate with Siemens to develop unique applications and clean technologies for Qatar.
"We look forward to contributing positively to the country's growth in a sustainable manner."