DEWA embarks on building 400MW pumped hydro storage power in the Arabian Gulf
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority undertakes a Memorandum of Agreement with the GCC Interconnection Authority and the Belgian Dredging, Environmental & Marine Engineering Group (DEME). The MoA aims to review the construction of 400 MW pumped Hydro storage power station in the Arabian Gulf, with a storage capacity of approximately 2,500MWh.
Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA said “In all our initiatives and projects, we work in line with the vision and directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to diversify energy and shape its future, not only in the region, but globally. The MoA to study the economic and environmental feasibility of constructing a pumped hydro storage island in the Arabian Gulf supports our efforts to diversify energy sources and enhance storage technologies. This supports the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 to make Dubai a global hub for clean energy and green economy, and provide 75% of Dubai’s total power output from clean energy by 2050.”
The MoA was signed by HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, Ahmed Al Ebrahim, CEO of GCCIA, and Bernard Paquot, Area Director, Dredging International NV/DEME Group. The signing ceremony was attended by Bart Tommelein, Flemish Minister of Budget, Finance and Energy in Belgium, Dominique Minor, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to the UAE, HE Dr Matar Al Neyadi, Undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Energy, and senior officials from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Belgium.
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