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Masdar participates at WETEX for sixth straight year to highlight clean-tech innovation

05 Oct 2021 Press Release
Clean Energy, Corporate

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; October 5, 2021:  Masdar, one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies and a pioneer in sustainable urban development, is again participating in the Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX), starting today at EXPO 2020 Dubai. Masdar, which is celebrating 15 years of impact in the UAE, will showcase at the event its growing portfolio of innovative projects that are supporting sustainable development for the nation and the world. 

As a continued Strategic Sponsor of WETEX, Masdar will highlight clean-tech innovation and sustainable urban development, focusing on cutting-edge solutions such as waste-to-energy production, and exploring how smart cities can contribute to decarbonization efforts in the UAE and beyond. 

Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Chief Executive Officer of Masdar, said, “Masdar is proud to continue its strategic partnership with WETEX and we welcome the opportunity to amplify the debate on sustainability and the energy transition. Through platforms such as WETEX and Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, the UAE is driving the global sustainability agenda and taking a leading role in climate action. We look forward to another productive event, and to engaging in meaningful dialogue with other organizations on delivering a more sustainable future for all.”

WETEX, organized by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), is in line with Dubai’s vision to build a sustainable future for the Emirate, held annually under the directive of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, and under the patronage of HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy. Masdar has been a strategic partner for WETEX since 2016. 

Masdar will showcase its growing portfolio of clean-energy  projects on its dedicated stand, located in the North Zone of Dubai Exhibition Centre (stand number SSP5), Masdar will spotlight the Sharjah-Waste-to-Energy project, the first commercial WTE plant in the Middle East, co-developed with Bee’ah, which will divert more than 300,000 tonnes of solid municipal waste from landfill each year. Visitors will also learn more about Masdar’s work on Phase III of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park (MBR) Solar Park in Dubai, the largest single-site solar park in the world, and about other future projects. 

Masdar, also known as Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, is one of the world’s fastest growing companies in the sphere of sustainability, active in more than 30 countries, and with a project portfolio totaling 13 gigawatts of capacity installed or under development. Masdar City is an innovation hub and freezone that hosts more than 900 commercial tenants and thousands of employees and residents living and working in one of the world’s most sustainable communities.