Dewa hires contractor for Solar Innovation Centre at Dubai solar park


The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has hired Hadeed Emirates Contracting Company to build the Solar Innovation Centre at Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai.

The Solar Innovation Centre has been designed with sustainability in mind to support the solar park. The landmark design celebrates the unique identity of the energy park, reinforcing a sense of green Dubai as a leading example of sustainable development, regionally and internationally.

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 in 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. It is expected to attract tourists, universities, schools, companies and partners. It is to be open to solar energy manufacturers and developers as it has a specialised area 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 target for completion is the first quarter of 2017.

“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,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, chief executive of Dewa.

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