DEWA, Saudi Aramco discuss cooperation

DUBAI, 2nd January, 2018 (WAM) — Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, has received a high-level delegation from Saudi Aramco company.

The meeting heightened cooperation between the two organisations, with Saudi Aramco able to review practices and expertise at DEWA, including benchmarking and key performance indicators.

The delegation included Khalid Al Salouli, Aramco Director and Head of the Energy Industrial City; Nabil Chaachou, Aramco Energy Industrial City Project Manager; Jaap Kalkman, Partner at Arthur D. Little and Global Head of its Energy and Utilities Practice, and Lukas Vylupek, Principal at Arthur D. Little responsible for the Energy Industrial City project.

Al Tayer explained the importance of continued cooperation between the two organisations in electricity and water areas. He reviewed DEWA’s programmes, plans, and projects to achieve the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to strengthen the UAE’s leadership globally and improve performance, productivity, and quality of service to customers. DEWA’s strategy is in line with the UAE Centennial 2071, the UAE Vision 2021, and the Dubai Plan 2021, to secure a happy and sustainable life for future generations, and always rank first in all areas.

Al Tayer was briefed on Aramco’s Energy Industrial City project, which will be developed over 50 square kilometres. The delegation expressed its desire to cooperate with DEWA, and benefit from its expertise in the fields of generation, transmission, and distribution.

The meeting was attended by Waleed Salman, Executive Vice President of Business Development and Excellence, Rashid bin Humaidan, Executive Vice President of Distribution Power, Khawla Al Mehairi, Executive Vice President of Strategy and Government Communications, and Marwan Al Sabbagh, Vice President of Projects and Connection Services.

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