GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >> LifeStyle

 
  Share

Dubai, UAE, 23 February 2016: HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) received a delegation headed by Mette Laursen, Founder of LinKS. The 35-member delegation represents various Scandinavian countries, and is participating in the Global Women's Forum in Dubai, which is being held for the first time in the region. The Forum is held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and led by HH Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the UAE Gender Balance Council, President of Dubai Women Establishment, and wife of HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Presidential Affairs.

The meeting was attended by Mona Fekri, Head of Human Resources at DUCAB. Abdullah Obaidullah, Executive Vice President of Water & Civil at DEWA, Dr. Yousef Al Akraf, Executive Vice President of Business Support and Human Resources, Abdullah Al Hajri, Executive Vice President of Customer Services, Khawla Al Mehairi, Vice President of Marketing & Corporate Communications at DEWA, Moza Al Akraf, CIO of DEWA, Maryam Al Mutaiwei, Vice President of Human Resources, Branly Nassour, Vice President of Water P&E New Connections, Mohammed Al Shamsi, Vice President of Civil Projects Engineering & Water Maintenance Engineering Projects, and Ahmed Abdullah, Senior Manager of External Communications at DEWA, and other DEWA staff also attended.

Al Tayer welcomed the delegation, expressing his appreciation of the strong ties between the UAE and the Scandinavian region, which have resulted in partnerships in many areas of mutual interest. This reflects the commitment of both the UAE and Scandinavia to develop government processes based on sustainability and innovation.

“There are many great examples of the cooperation between our countries. This cooperation develops further every year, especially in trade, investment, innovation, and Research & Development. This supports the UAE's efforts to adopt innovation as a building block in the drive towards economic prosperity. The UAE is shaping itself into a knowledge-based economy as a strategic national choice. Dubai and the UAE are home to many Scandinavian companies. In addition to the country's strategic position on the world map, Dubai and the UAE provide a stimulating environment that encourages creativity and innovation. This includes a modern infrastructure, and regulations that protects everyone's rights,” said Al Tayer.

“Officials from the UAE and Scandinavian countries frequently exchange visits to discuss further cooperation. I personally visited Copenhagen last year following an invitation from the Green Economy Foundation. I met Frank Jensen, Lord Mayor of the City of Copenhagen, Jørgen Abildgaard, Executive Climate Project Director of the City of Copenhagen, and other officials. We discussed ways to build closer ties and exchange best practices and experiences on smart and green cities, and reducing carbon emissions. This supports our efforts to achieve the Smart Dubai initiative, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, to transform Dubai into the smartest city in the world, enhance quality of life, and establish its position as a global role model for green economy,” added Al Tayer.

“To support the directives of our wise leadership, the UAE Vision 2021, and the Dubai Plan 2021, which both focus on sustainable development and protecting the environment, DEWA has a strategy to drive the sustainability of the Emirate by implementing renewable and clean energy projects, enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of energy and water networks, launching awareness initiatives and programmes to promote public awareness on the importance of the sensible use of natural resources, and instilling a culture of rationalisation and energy demand management within society,” he added.

“I am glad to welcome you to this building, which is the first sustainable government building in the UAE and the largest government building in the world to receive a Platinum Rating for green buildings from Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). It has achieved 98 out of 110 points as per the rating criteria for the design set by the US Green Building Council institute. The building saves 66% of energy consumption by using solar power production plant with a capacity of 660 kilowatts (KW), and reduces water consumption by 48%,” concluded Al Tayer.

The visit included a tour in DEWA's Sustainable Building. It included the Customer Service Centre, the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system, the call centre, nursery, Knowledge Centre (library), the green roofs, and the photovoltaic panels used to supply the building with solar power.


Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 6234 times
Posted on : Tuesday, February 23, 2016  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : DEWA reviews innovative achievements in sustainability at Global Women's Forum Dubai
Next Story : Dubai Courts' Al Jawhara Women's Council achieves 2015 targets
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
LG Q6 Brings Fullvision Display To New Smartphone Lineup
LG's Connected Technology Puts the World at Your Fingertips During Your Holiday ...
Chaumet est une fête - Chaumet is a feast : High Jewellery Collection HJ 2017
New Collections at Grand Optics for Summer 2017
Elemis new products review
ICONIC Renews Association with Varun Dhawan and Amy Jackson
PUMA Football Launch 23 New Club Kits
Ulysse Nardin Jade “Lionfish”
Chloé eyewear - Vintage inspiration, luxurious details & a seventies feel.
Salvatore Ferragamo Eyewear New Collection
Top Ten in GC for UAE Team Emirates' Meintjes After Stage 12 of Le Tour
UAE among the top spenders globally on beauty products forking out $239 per capi...
SAINT HONORE Charisma Twist is Ideal for the Stylish Lady
True Blue: Kiehl's Beloved Blue Herbal Formula Continues 50 Year Crusade Against Acne
NRI Teenager awarded India's Most Distinctive Global Indians Award
Louis Moinet: Jurassic Watch - A 150-million year heritage on your wrist
Winners of Joyalukkas 60 KG gold, 60 days of winnings announced in last few days...
LG OLED TV Wins Fourth Consecutive CE Week TV Shootout Title
BAUME & MERCIER: A leather with a promising future for Petite Promesse
Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority Reports Double-Digit Year-on-Year V...
Chef Tarek Turns on a Cooking Masterclass in Dubai Using Fresh Australian Produce
Half A Million Unskilled Workers Work at Construction Sites in Dubai Urged to Co...
Abu Dhabi Tops Leading UK Travel Firm's “Most Wanted” List for 2017
Bubble lines in mother-of-pearl and superluminova add sparkle to summer
Sadia's Waste Less Campaign Helps 4000 Families Across UAE, KSA and Kuwait
alice + olivia Fall Winter 2017
ADNOC Distribution Opens Seah Al Saram Service Station in Fujairah
Marks & Spencer Launches Back To School Collection - Rule Back to School
Alstom presents to RTA a full size train Mock-up for the Route 2020 project in Paris
Find Your Zen With Yoga at The Green Planet This Summer
Dust allergy should be closely monitored during the summer months
Zadig & Voltaire Fall Winter 2017: Men and Women
JCDecaux Strengthens Its Presence in the Middle East With a New Street Furniture...
Dubai Customs' nursery and Daycare graduates 22 children
Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council Signs Two Cooperation Agreements with A...
TKD Lingerie: Tips for a pain-free swimwear season in style from
Jewel Corner Unveils A Stunning Kiosk In Al Wahda Mall, Abu Dhabi
Real Estate Registration Trustees Offices contribute to the total increase of Du...
B4U Plus Ranked Top Asian Channel in The Middle East
First Cohort of Students Graduates from Emirates Institute for Banking and Finan...
Al-Futtaim Motors launches “Up to 20% Down payment on Us” purchase campaign
Al Maya Group participates in Africa Big 7 Show
Jurassic Watch - A 150-Million Year Heritage on Your Wrist
Abu Dhabi Summer Season Stakeholders Set for Emirate-Wide Programme of Entertainment
‘Dubai Culture' Launches ‘Our Summer is filled with Culture & Arts' 2017 Program...
Beat the heat this summer with the must-have coolers and smoothies by 800 DEGREE...
The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi Offers Football Fans an Epic FIFA Club ...
P&O Ports Agrees Lease Deal for Port de Sète, to serve South of France
‘Better Surprises' promotion from Better Life during Dubai Summer Surprises prov...
Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre Opens Nominations for 5th Edition of Is...