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DEWA CEO & MD hosts Consul-General of Switzerland

Chris Watts, Consul-General of Switzerland, visited the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (DEWA) headquarters to discuss opportunities for future cooperation

DEWA's Al Tayer meeting with the delegation from the Swiss Consulate in Dubai.
DEWA's Al Tayer meeting with the delegation from the Swiss Consulate in Dubai.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) hosted a delegation from the Swiss Consulate of Dubai with the aim of enhancing relations to support future cooperation between the two government entities.

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, welcomed Chris Watts, Consul-General of Switzerland.

Furthermore, the delegation included Dr. Franco Vigliotti, dean of the Middle East branch of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, and Satish Adurkar, a member of the executive committee for the Swiss Business Council.

Thomas Bohl, director of Projects, Consulate General of Switzerland in Dubai, and Dr. Yousef Al Akraf, EVP-Business Support and VP of Human Resources, DEWA, were also present.

The two government bodies explored a number of opportunities for each organisation to exchange skills, information and practices related to Dubai’s sustainable development.

DEWA’s Al Tayer presented the government body’s current projects and initiatives, as well as highlighting the latest developments on the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.

The renewable energy project is based on an independent power producer (IPP) model that designed for a total capacity of 1,000MW by 2020 and 5,000MW by 2030.

Al Tayer and the Swiss delegation also discussed DEWA’s Hassyan clean coal power plant, expected to deliver 1,200MW by 2020, as well its smart grid projects and related initiatives.

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