DEWA awards construction contract for solar park
The Solar Innovation Centre has been designed with sustainability in mind to support the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has appointed Hadeed Emirates Contracting Company as the main contractor for the construction of the Solar Innovation Centre at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai, UAE.
The development will support the initiatives launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
The Solar Innovation Centre has been designed with sustainability in mind to support the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.
Commenting on the news, HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, said:"DEWA is committed to implementing the Green Economy for Sustainable Development initiative, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to develop green technologies to achieve the sustainable development. This is a priority for DEWA's strategy."
The building will be a platform to showcase the latest solar and renewable energy technologies.
It will enable DEWA to demonstrate its own achievements in renewable energy and sustainability, and highlight the green strategies incorporated within the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030 and the vision of a Future Dubai.
The Solar Innovation Centre will act as a museum and exhibition for solar and renewable energy, attracting tourists, universities, schools, companies, and other stakeholders.
It will be open to solar energy manufacturers and developers as it has a specialised place and permanent convention centre for events and conferences, business meetings, training, and meetings on subjects related to solar and renewable energy and other green initiatives.
The centre is planned to be completed by the first quarter of 2017.