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Press releases on Masdar announcements, achievements and contributions towards accelerating the development, commercialisation and deployment of clean energy technologies and solutions 
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    Masdar acquires stake in Hero Future Energies of India

    11 Nov 2019

    Delhi, 11 November 2019 – Hero Future Energies (“HFE” or the “Company”), the leading clean-tech company, has announced a strategic investment to fund the expansion of its renewable energy portfolio, including in selected international geographies. • Strategic investment by Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (“Masdar”), a global leader in renewable energy projects, sustainable real estate, sustainable mo...

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    Masdar and Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan sign power purchase agreement to develop landmark solar project

    08 Nov 2019

    • Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company won the tender after submitting the lowest tariff of 2.679 US cents per kilowatt hour  • Construction of the solar project will begin in Q2 2020 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; November 8, 2019: Masdar, one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies, has today signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) and Government Support Agreement (GSA) with the Government of the Republic of Uzbekis...

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    Masdar celebrates UAE Flag Day

    03 Nov 2019

    Masdar together with federal departments and ministries across the UAE, joined together to celebrate “Flag Day”, an annual event marking the anniversary of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan becoming the President of the UAE on 3 November 2004. Following the theme of “Raise it high, raise it proud”, the day celebrates the love, unity and loyalty of the people of the UAE to their homeland, and honours the natio...

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    Masdar wins bid for Uzbekistan’s first PPP utility-scale solar project

    22 Oct 2019

    • Masdar submitted the lowest bid for the 100MW project, which will be located in the Navoi region • The solar plant comes under the IFC’s Scaling Solar programme, with financing expected to be completed by the end of Q1 2020 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; October 22, 2019: Masdar, a subsidiary of Mubadala Investment Company and one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies, has announced that it is the winning b...

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    Bee’ah Appoints Masdar to Power Iconic New Headquarters with Solar Energy

    21 Oct 2019

    Tesla Powerpacks to store excess energy and power office at night Bee’ah aims to achieve LEED Platinum certification for new HQ building  Dubai, UAE, 21 October 2019: Bee’ah, the Middle East’s leading sustainability pioneer, will power its iconic new headquarters in Sharjah with solar energy, reinforcing its commitment to championing sustainability and innovation. The plant will be developed and built by Masdar, o...

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    Masdar City and ekar announce strategic partnership to bring first Tesla car-share operation to the Middle East

    20 Oct 2019

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, October 20, 2019: UAE-founded ekar has announced a strategic partnership with Masdar, one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies,  to bring electric vehicle car-sharing to the Middle East by introducing five Tesla models S and X into its fleet. The vehicles are now available to hire from Masdar City in Abu Dhabi.  “Masdar City installed the first rapid charging station for electri...

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    Masdar-led consortium inaugurates largest utility-scale wind farm in Western Balkans

    11 Oct 2019

    HE Aleksandar Vučić, President of the Republic of Serbia, attends the inauguration along with HE Dr Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, and HE Mubarak Saeed Al Dhaheri, UAE Ambassador to Serbia The Čibuk 1 wind farm will provide sustainable, emissions-free power to 113,000 homes and displace more than 370,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year Vojvodina, Serbia; October 11, 2019: A consortium led by M...

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    Masdar joins UK government leaders at Charging Infrastructure Investment Fund event

    07 Oct 2019

    Masdar is the first investor in the £400 million fund besides the UK government, with an investment of £35 million   Fund signing ceremony witnessed by HE Mansoor Abulhool, UAE Ambassador to the UK Masdar participation in CIIF is through a special purpose entity incorporated at Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the International Financial Centre of Abu Dhabi   London, United Kingdom; October 7, 2019:&nb...

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    UAE and partners to build resilient green power system for hurricane-ravaged Barbuda

    19 Sep 2019

    • The UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund is the largest renewable energy initiative of its kind in the Caribbean region and is a partnership between the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC), Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), and Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; September 19, 2019: The UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund (UAE-CREF) has announced a partnershi...

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    Masdar awards Ecothon Plus competition winners at the World Energy Congress

    13 Sep 2019

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; September 12, 2019: Masdar has awarded the winners of the Ecothon Plus competition at the World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi. The competition was held as part of Masdar’s Future Sustainability Leaders programme.  In collaboration with the UAE Emirates Red Crescent, the Ecothon aimed to provide energy-efficient solutions for the UAE-Jordanian Refugee Camp in Marajeeb Al Fhood, Jordan. The camp is operate...

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    Azelio to partner with Khalifa University and Masdar to install new clean-tech pilot project at Masdar City

    12 Sep 2019

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; September 12, 2019: Swedish solar energy company Azelio has partnered with Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (‘Masdar’) and Khalifa University of Science and Technology to run a pilot project evaluating new technology in power storage.  An agreement to formalize the partnership was signed by Jonas Eklind, Chief Executive Officer, Azelio, Abdulla Balalaa, Director, Real Estate Development and Design...

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    Masdar and EDF to establish joint venture energy services company

    11 Sep 2019

    Aim of the joint venture will be to explore and collaborate on opportunities in non-utility scale renewables and energy-efficient investments  Agreement reinforces Masdar and EDF’s already strong ties in the region, where they are collaborating on the Dewa III solar project in the UAE, Morocco’s Noor Midelt project and Saudi Arabia’s Dumat Al Jandal wind farm Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; September 11...

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    Masdar and the Land Art Generator Initiative Announce Winning Designs for Energy Generating Public Artwork at the 24th World Energy Congress

    10 Sep 2019

    Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. —The Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) and Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) have today announced at the 24th World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi the winners of this year’s LAGI international design competition. Sponsored by Masdar, LAGI 2019 Abu Dhabi challenged design teams to create large-scale works of public art that also produce clean kilowatt-hours for the Masdar City grid using technologies such as s...

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    Masdar first investor in UK government fund that will help develop public charging infrastructure points for electric vehicles

    10 Sep 2019

    £400 million fund – Charging Infrastructure Fund (CIIF) to help develop public charging infrastructure points for electric vehicles First £70 million investment will create 3,000 new rapid charge points, more than doubling the number of rapid charge points across the UK by 2024 CIIF managed by Zouk Capital, first investment by Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (‘Masdar’) and government. Further £...

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    UAE, FAO to support rural women in Liberia

    03 Sep 2019

    ABU DHABI, 3rd September, 2019 -- The UAE has initiated a project in Liberia to help rural women achieve sustainable income, food security and nutrition opportunities, as part of the UAE's ongoing humanitarian works to empower women across the world. For this purpose, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, MoFAIC, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, FAO, and the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, Ma...

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    Oman’s Dhofar Wind Farm produces first kilowatt hour of electricity

    13 Aug 2019

    • The first wind turbine in the landmark project has been successfully connected to Oman’s electricity transmission grid • Once fully commissioned, the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development-financed wind farm will generate enough electricity to supply 16,000 homes Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; August 13, 2019: The 50-megawatt (MW) Dhofar Wind Farm in Oman has produced its first kilowatt hour of electricity, marking a major...

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    23 Jul 2019

    Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. — The sixth Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) design competition has recently concluded and twenty-eight world-changing designs have been shortlisted for a landmark site that could potentially be transformed into a new public park at Masdar City, Abu Dhabi. The shortlisted proposals can be seen on display at the 24th World Energy Congress from September 9–12, 2019. Three hundred teams from more than 65 countries ...

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    Consortium led by EDF Renewables and Masdar reaches financial close on the Dumat Al Jandal wind project in Saudi Arabia

    22 Jul 2019

    The consortium consisting of EDF Renewables and Masdar has completed the financing of the Dumat Al Jandal utility-scale wind project in Saudi Arabia, with the backing of Saudi and international banks. The Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO) of the Saudi Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources (MEIM) awarded the US$500 million Dumat Al Jandal wind farm in January following a call for tenders in August 2017. The winning ...

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    MASDAR TO PURSUE RENEWABLE ENERGY OPPORTUNITIES IN THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

    12 Jul 2019

    Yerevan, Armenia, July 12, 2019: Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (‘Masdar’) is pursuing renewable energy opportunities in the Republic of Armenia, a country with considerable potential for solar and wind energy development.  Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Chief Executive Officer of Masdar, and David Papazian, Chief Executive Officer of the Armenian National Interests Fund (ANIF), today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to ex...

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    Shams Power Company Achieves New Milestone

    04 Jul 2019

    In June 2019, Shams Power Company successfully achieved 1 million man-hours without lost time injuries (LTI). “Reaching 1,000,000 work-man hours without LTI is not something that anyone can achieve. This would not have been possible without the proper mindset, the supervision of all critical activities, and the adherence to HSE policies and procedures," said Majed Al Awadhi, General Manager, Shams Power Company. Shams Power Company is a ...

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    Masdar and First Abu Dhabi Bank award landmark energy-saving project to Future Rehabilitation Centre

    03 Jul 2019

      • Extensive retrofit funded through a co-branded credit card initiative launched in 2013 will cut the electricity bills of the Abu Dhabi-based special needs school by around a third  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; July 3 2019: Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (‘Masdar’) and First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) are celebrating the Year of Tolerance in the UAE by helping an Abu Dhabi-based school for people of determination to ...

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    Consortium of EDF Renewables, Masdar and Green of Africa named successful bidder for Morocco’s landmark Noor Midelt Phase 1 hybrid solar power plant

    23 May 2019

    Tariff at peak hours set at a record-low 0.68 Moroccan dirhams per kilowatt-hour  Innovative project the world’s first advanced hybridisation of CSP and PV technologies   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; May 23, 2019: The Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (MASEN) has announced that the consortium of EDF Renewables, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (“Masdar”) and Green of Africa has been awarded the tender...

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    Masdar honours key sponsors and partners of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week

    14 May 2019

    ADSW brings together policymakers, industry specialists, technology pioneers, future sustainability leaders and members of the local community to shape the global sustainability agenda  ADSW 2019 hailed as the most successful yet, with US$11 billion in business deals announced   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; May 16, 2019: Masdar, the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, has honoured the sponsors and partners of Abu Dhabi Sustai...

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    One-month countdown to close of Zayed Sustainability Prize 2020 submissions

    28 Apr 2019

    With exactly one month to go until the 30th May submissions deadline, the Zayed Sustainability Prize has today issued a final call to small-to-medium sized enterprises, non-profit organisations and high schools, around the world, to submit their entries for the 2020 edition of the UAE’s pioneering sustainability award. Now in its 12th annual award cycle and, since 2018, expanded in scope to include additional sustainability categories, al...

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    Majid Al Futtaim officially opens AED 300 million My City Centre Masdar, set to be Abu Dhabi’s most sustainable mall

    23 Apr 2019

    Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, today launched Abu Dhabi’s most sustainable retail destination – My City Centre Masdar. The AED 300 million community project – Majid Al Futtaim’s first shopping mall in Abu Dhabi and its 25th in the region – is a flagship mixed-used development with sustainability at its core. “My C...

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    Honeywell Innovation Center at Masdar City to Advance Digitalization Across UAE

    22 Apr 2019

    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, April 23, 2019 – Honeywell, the global technology leader, today launched its new Honeywell Masdar Innovation Center in Abu Dhabi in the presence of Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) Chief Executive Officer Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, and senior Honeywell leadership. A new milestone for the region, the innovation and knowledge-exchange hub is designed to advance digital transformation across the oil, ...

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    Lighting up Australian Antarctic station with solar

    20 Mar 2019

    Masdar, the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, and the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) have successfully installed the first solar panel system at an Australian Antarctic station, it was announced today. The solar installation will provide up to 30 kW of electric power to the Casey research station, located on Vincennes Bay in the Windmill Islands, just outside the Antarctic Circle, during the Austral summer months. The aim of the project, whi...

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    Tech Park to fuel startups in Abu Dhabi

    20 Mar 2019

    • Abu Dhabi Innovation Platform to streamline access to information and funding for new businesses in the digital economy • Six more clean-tech start-ups undergoing evaluation for Catalyst’s 2019 funding cycle • Flagship sustainable urban community to host UAE Clean Tech Challenge in November Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 20, 2019: Masdar City, Abu Dhabi’s flagship sustainable urban community, has launched Tech Park, a new des...

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    Three major solar projects inaugurated in the Caribbean

    19 Mar 2019

    Three climate-resilient solar power projects in the Bahamas, Barbados, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines are being inaugurated this week under the US$50 million UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund (UAE-CREF), the largest renewable energy initiative of its kind in the region.  The fund is a partnership between the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, and Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future...

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    Masdar’s Clean Energy Portfolio reaches 4GW

    10 Mar 2019

    Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, has announced that its renewable energy portfolio has grown by 33 per cent over the past year, reaching 4 gigawatts (GW) of clean energy in operation and under development across 25 countries. Speaking at the Intersolar Middle East 2019 conference last week, Yousif Al Ali, Director of Business Growth, Masdar Clean Energy, highlighted Masdar’s expansion regionally and internationally.  To date, M...

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    Masdar wins prestigious Mobility Management award for innovative transportation initiatives

    02 Mar 2019

    • Pedestrian-friendly projects at Masdar City earns prize at RTA’s Dubai Awards for Sustainable Transport Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: March 2, 2019 – Masdar, the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, has received the prestigious Dubai Award for Sustainable Transport (DAST) in the Mobility Management category for its initiatives to promote walking and cycling at Masdar City. Masdar’s Abdulla Balalaa, Director, Real Esta...

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    Alpin Limited First in the Middle East to Earn Prestigious WELL Certification for its Masdar City Office

    15 Feb 2019

    Alpin Limited announced today that it has been awarded WELL Silver certification for New and Existing Interiors by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI).   The prestigious distinction was awarded through IWBI’s WELL Building Standard (WELL), which is the premier building standard focused on enhancing health and wellness.   Created through seven years of rigorous research and development working with leading physicians, ...

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    Green Run hosted at Masdar City

    14 Feb 2019

    Masdar City, Abu Dhabi’s sustainable urban community, will host hundreds of runners at its annual Green Run on Friday, February 22. Organised in collaboration with the Environment Friends Society, the Green Run is free to enter and has four categories: People of Determination (500 metres); Children (1km); Women (2km); and Men (3km). Dr Ibrahim Ali Mohammed, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Environment Friends Society, said: &ldqu...

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    IMF Managing Director Tours Masdar City

    12 Feb 2019

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; February 11, 2019: Christine Lagarde, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), visited Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (‘Masdar’) yesterday to witness the progress of Abu Dhabi’s flagship sustainable urban community, Masdar City, and learn how investment in youth is helping the UAE to deliver on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. She also toured Khalifa University of Sci...

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    Construction of GCC’s first utility-scale wind energy project on track

    10 Feb 2019

    Construction of GCC’s first utility-scale wind energy project on track • Four of the project’s 13 wind turbines are now fully installed; project scheduled to start generating power by Q3 2019 • Hamdan Ali Al Hinai, Chairman of the Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP), Eng Yaqoob Alkyumi, CEO  of OPWP, Eng Saleh Al Rumhi, CEO of Tanweer  join stakeholders on tour of 50MW Dhofar Wind Farm Muscat, Oman, ...

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    Zayed Sustainability Prize winner pilots project at Masdar City

    09 Feb 2019

    Sunna Design’s 8 “iSSL Maxi 4” solar streetlights to be monitored over 12-month period Abu Dhabi, UAE: 9th February 2019: Following their win last year, at the Zayed Sustainability Prize’s 10th annual awards ceremony (formerly Zayed Future Energy Prize), Sunna Design has announced a partnership with Masdar City, in Abu Dhabi, to conduct a 12-month pilot scheme for its “iSSL Maxi 4” solar streetlights to underg...

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    Ministry of Education and Masdar to collaborate on sustainability education

    04 Feb 2019

    Ministry of Education and Masdar to collaborate on sustainability education • Masdar’s Sustainability Ambassador Program to be integrated into the MoE’s Innovation Ambassador Program 2019 • Masdar participates in the National Science Technology and Innovation Festival, where it will be hosting its annual Sustainability Ambassador Program Ecothon Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 04, 2019:  Masdar, the Abu Dhab...

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    First Wind Turbine at Dhofar Installed

    26 Jan 2019

    ■ First of 13 turbines marks major milestone in construction of GCC region’s first commercial-scale wind farm project, which will supply electricity to 16,000 homes ■ Masdar’s wind portfolio of over 2GW to be on display throughout ADSW 2019 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, December 26, 2018:  Masdar, the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, announced today the installation of the first of 13 turbines at the 50 megawatt (MW) Dhofa...

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    UAE profile as a global sustainability leader strengthens as Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week continues to break records

    19 Jan 2019

    The 2019 edition of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week successfully concluded on January 19, with the region’s largest sustainability gathering once again achieving new milestones for attendance, participation and business deals. To align more closely with the UAE Vision 2021 and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, ADSW 2019 took place under the theme “Industry Convergence: Advancing Sustainable Development” and...

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    Masdar City showcases sustainable smart home farming solutions for increased food and water security during ADSW 2019

    17 Jan 2019

    • Exhibition at Eco-Villa highlights Masdar’s support of the UAE’s National Food Security Strategy and Masdar’s wider focus on sustainability Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; January 17, 2019 – Masdar City in Abu Dhabi has unveiled a Smart Home Farming Showcase called ‘Bustani’ at its Eco-Villa prototype to demonstrate emerging farming solutions that will help UAE residents become more self-sufficient in m...

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    Women’s empowerment highlighted at annual WiSER Forum

    17 Jan 2019

    • Local and international dignitaries, business leaders, policymakers and thought leaders gather for the Masdar-led platform • WiSER aims to promote new thinking, viable solutions and lasting collaboration to empower present and future generations of female sustainability leaders Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; January 17, 2019: Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, hosted its fourth annual Women in Sustainability, Environment and R...

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    Masdar Launches ‘Noor’ Solar Home System Solution

    16 Jan 2019

    ■ Targets increased deployment of solar energy solutions in off-grid communities with units on display at ADSW 2019 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; January 16, 2019 Masdar, the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, has positioned itself in the commercial off-grid energy sector by increasing its capacity to rapidly deploy solar kits in off-grid communities around the world.   Building on the company’s extensive experience delivering re...

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    Top 10 technologies to accelerate sustainable development

    16 Jan 2019

    Masdar report identifies top 10 technologies to accelerate sustainable development over the next five years based on industry survey • Innovations expected to have the most impact include carbon capture, energy storage, 3D printing, artificial intelligence (AI), and data analytics to fast-track global sustainability transition Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 16 January, 2019 – The convergence of emerging technologies has the potenti...

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    Abu Dhabi Power Corporation, Mubadala and Masdar Enter into Strategic Partnership

    16 Jan 2019

    Abu Dhabi Power Corporation, Mubadala and Masdar Enter into Strategic Partnership Partnership will support Abu Dhabi’s development plans for a sustainable future across the power and water sector Abu Dhabi, 16 January 2019: Abu Dhabi Power Corporation, a state-owned entity with a mandate to generate value through active asset management of key utilities’ investments in Abu Dhabi, entered into a strategic partnership with Mubadala In...

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    Masdar City and German Embassy to the UAE Host Exhibition on Germany’s Energy Transition at Masdar City

    16 Jan 2019

    Masdar City and German Embassy to the UAE Host Exhibition on Germany’s Energy Transition at Masdar City Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; January 16, 2019 – The German Embassy to the UAE and Masdar City are hosting a photographic exhibition at Masdar City to highlight the transformation of Germany’s energy system. The exhibition titled ‘Energiewende’ – meaning energy transition – explains how the German e...

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    SAGIA Initiates Investment License Process for Saudi Wind Project

    15 Jan 2019

    Abu Dhabi, January 15, 2019 – The Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) announced today that it has initiated the process to give an investment license to the consortium of Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company – Masdar and EDF Renewables which last week was awarded the Kingdom’s first utility scale wind project at Dumat Al Jandal.   SAGIA made the announcement at the World Future Energy Summit, part of Abu Dhabi Su...

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    Masdar and Taaleri to launch a joint venture to accelerate wind and solar renewable energy development in Central and Eastern Europe

    15 Jan 2019

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 15 January, 2019 – Masdar, the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, and Taaleri Energia, a Finnish wind and solar developer and fund manager, signed an agreement for the establishment of a joint venture with the aim of developing renewable energy projects in Central and Eastern Europe. The joint venture aims to build upon the success of Masdar and Taaleri’s ongoing activities in the Western Balkans by expa...

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    Masdar agrees to acquire stakes in two US wind farms

    15 Jan 2019

    • Renewable energy projects in Texas and New Mexico are company’s first renewable energy investments in North America • Landmark agreement announced at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2019 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; January 15, 2019: The Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar), has announced the execution of a share purchase agreement (SPA) to acquire John Laing Group plc’s (John Laing) interest in two wind farms in the...

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    Cepsa and Masdar focus their collaboration on renewables in Spain and Portugal

    15 Jan 2019

    • The agreement sets the guidelines to grow the portfolios of both companies in wind energy and solar PV • Cepsa targets 500-600 MW capacity in the next five years Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 15, 2019: Cepsa and Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) have strengthened their collaboration in renewables by today signing a Partnership Agreement at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, one of the world’s largest gatherings on sustainability th...

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    HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed attend Opening Ceremony of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2019

    14 Jan 2019

    ■<em> Global heads of state, senior UAE government and business leaders convene for launch of the largest sustainability gathering in the Middle East;</em><br /> <br /> ■ <em>ADSW 2019 takes place under the theme &lsquo;Industry Convergence: Accelerating Sustainable Development&rsquo; and the six pillars of Energy and Climate Change, Water, Future Mobility, Space, Biotechnology and Tech for Good<br />...

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    The Festival at Masdar City to bring Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2019 to a close

    12 Jan 2019

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; January 12, 2019 – The Festival is returning to Masdar City for a two-day family celebration, bringing to a close the latest edition of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.   The fun-packed weekend, which will be hosted on Friday, 18 and Saturday, 19 January at Masdar City, will bring the public to learn about sustainability and how to make more environmentally-conscious decisions. “The Festival is t...

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    The EDF Renewables-Masdar consortium awarded the Dumat Al Jandal (400 MW) wind project in Saudi Arabia

    10 Jan 2019

    Paris, January 10th 2019 – The consortium consisting of EDF Renewables and Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company PJSC), both global leaders in renewable energy, is announcing that it has won the tender for the Dumat Al Jandal wind farm. With an installed capacity of 400-megawatt (MW), it will be Saudi Arabia’s first wind farm and the largest in the Middle East. The future wind farm will benefit from a 20-year power purchase ag...

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    Masdar collaborates with Department of Transport to roll out first all-electric bus service in the Middle East

    03 Jan 2019

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; January 3, 2019 – Masdar, the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, has officially launched the first fully electric passenger bus in the region in partnership with the Department of Transport in Abu Dhabi (DoT), Abu Dhabi-based bus manufacturer Hafilat  Industry LLC , and leading technology company Siemens. The vehicle will serve a six-stop route between Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi Central Bus Station and Mas...

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    Dudgeon wind farm signs publicly rated landmark project refinancing of GBP1.4 billion

    13 Dec 2018

    The owners of the Dudgeon wind farm, Equinor, Masdar and China Resources Group have announced the signing of a hybrid refinancing that includes approximately GBP561 million of commercial bank debt and GBP706 million of senior secured notes privately placed with institutional investors, finally maturing in 2032. Both tranches have been oversubscribed, underpinning strong investor interest. The A- (EXP) rating by Fitch reflects efficient operations...

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    HRH, the Duke of York opens Masdar Building at the University of Manchester

    11 Dec 2018

    ■ Partnership supports the business strategy of Masdar to participate in advanced clean technologies worldwide ■ Opening of the Masdar Building which houses the Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC) will accelerate the commercial and economic impact of graphene Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; December 11, 2018 – Masdar, the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, has hailed the official opening of the Masdar Building, whic...

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    UAE’s first waste-to-energy project receives landmark award for first-of-its-kind financing loan

    10 Nov 2018

    Prestigious accolade recognizes outstanding efforts towards procuring US$162 million loan to finance the Sharjah Waste to Energy Facility Sharjah, UAE, 12 November 2018: Bee’ah, the Middle East’s sustainability pioneer, and Masdar, the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, were recognized as the winners of the Structured Loan Deal of the Year Award at the Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East Awards for their financing of the UAE’s f...

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    ​UAE starts construction of projects under US$50 million Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund

    05 Nov 2018

    Solar projects in the Bahamas, Barbados, and St Vincent & the Grenadines to significantly cut energy costs Partnership between UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and Masdar to deploy clean energy projects in 16 countries over next three years Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 6, 2018: The first three renewable energy projects under the US$50 million United Arab Emirates-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund ...

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    Masdar City Launches Autonomous Vehicle Service

    22 Oct 2018

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; October 22, 2018 – Masdar City, Abu Dhabi’s flagship sustainable urban development, has embarked on the next phase of its sustainable mobility network with today’s formal unveiling of its first NAVYA autonomous vehicle. Capable of transporting up to 12 people, the ‘Autonom® Shuttle’ was inaugurated in the presence of dignitaries representing the Department of Transport, Abu Dhabi...

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    Masdar and Bee’ah reach financial close on UAE’s first waste-to-energy facility

    22 Oct 2018

    New plant in Sharjah showcased at WETEX 2018 will treat more than 300,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste a year and have a capacity of around 30 megawatts (MW) Abu Dhabi, UAE, October 23, 2018: Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company) and leading environmental management company Bee’ah have completed the financing of a US$220 million waste-to-energy (WTE) plant in Sharjah, the UAE’s first. The lenders to the project are Abu Dhab...

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    Phase 3 of MBR Solar Park in Dubai wins Solar Project of the Year 2018 at the Asian Power Awards

    20 Oct 2018

    Jakarta, Indonesia, October 17 2018: The third phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (MBR) Solar Park in Dubai has been awarded Solar Project of the Year 2018 at the Asian Power Awards in Jakarata. Ian Warrilow, President and Country Manager of Mubadala Petroleum, accepted the award on behalf of Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company), a partner in Shua’a Energy 2, the project company developing Phase 3. The shareholders in Shua&rs...

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    Masdar Signs Region’s First Green Revolving Credit Facility to Drive Sustainability Goals

    10 Oct 2018

    Abu Dhabi; September  2018 - Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, has signed a green revolving credit facility (RCF) with four local and international banks to provide funding for new and ongoing investments in its global clean technology and sustainable real estate projects. The facility, which is the first green RCF in the Middle East, has been arranged with the UAE’s First Abu Dhabi Bank, Societe Generale Corporate & Invest...

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    Ras Al Khaimah Municipality launches Model Villa Initiative as part of Masdar partnership

    24 Sep 2018

    Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, September 25, 2018: Ras Al Khaimah Municipality, in partnership with Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company), has today launched its “Model Villa Initiative”, in an effort to promote energy efficiency and the building of more sustainable residential villas in the emirate. The initiative is part of RAK Municipality’s Building Retrofits Programme, which complements the Ras Al Khaimah Energy ...

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    Masdar, ADFD and PUC partner to build solar power plant with battery storage in Seychelles

    11 Sep 2018

    5MW Ile de Romainville Solar Park being developed with financing worth AED31 million from Abu Dhabi Fund for Development as well as funds from PUC’s own equity Solar PV project to be integrated with existing 6MW Port Victoria Wind Farm and PUC’s existing power station Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Sept 12, 2018 – Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, will helpthe Public Utilities Corporation (PUC) in bu...

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    Čibuk 1 wind farm in Serbia reaches key construction milestone

    04 Sep 2018

    Belgrade, Serbia; September 4, 2018 - A collaboration between Masdar, Taaleri Energia and the German development finance institution DEG to develop the largest utility-scale commercial wind project in Serbia has successfully reached a number of key milestones, and is on schedule to start production early next year. Čibuk 1 in Dolovo, situated 50km outside the capital Belgrade, has completed the construction of 33 overhead pylons allowing for the...

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    Masdar partners with UAE Office for Food Security

    29 Jul 2018

    Future food security is high on the UAE government’s agenda Enhancing cooperation between government entities in order to achieve future food security objectives A milestone in the advancement of innovations in agricultural production and sustainable solutions to support food production in the UAE Abu Dhabi, 30 July 2018 - The UAE Office for Future Food Security and Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company) have announced a str...

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    Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Masdar agree to promote sustainable practices

    21 Jul 2018

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, July 22, 2018 –HE Eng Abdullah bin Mohammed Balheif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development, witnessed the signing of a cooperation between the Ministry and Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company) supporting the application of sustainability best practices. The agreement was signed by Eng Hassan Mohammed Jumaa Al Mansouri, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Mohamed...

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    UAE-PPF training programme boosts renewable energy development capacity

    08 Jul 2018

    Auckland, New Zealand; July 5, 2018 – The third session of the Pacific Renewable Energy Integration training programme, hosted by the United Arab Emirates, successfully concluded today in Auckland, New Zealand. The programme focuses on development and financing of solar, wind, and other renewable energy projects and is managed by Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Internation...

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    Masdar and Equinor inaugurate world’s first battery storage facility connected to an offshore wind

    26 Jun 2018

    Peterhead, Scotland; June 27, 2018 – Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company) and the Norwegian multinational energy company Equinor (formerly Statoil) have installed, and will soon begin testing, a new battery system designed to store electricity generated by Hywind Scotland, the world’s first commercial-scale floating wind farm. The battery storage solution is the first in the world to be connected to an offshore wind farm. The proj...

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    Masdar City’s Etihad Eco-Residence Wins Emirates Green Building Council MENA Green Building Award 2018

    10 Jun 2018

    Masdar City’s Etihad Eco-Residence has won the Green Residential Building award at the Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC) Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Green Building Awards 2018. A team from Multiplex Constructions LLC, which built the complex, accepted the award for the Masdar-developed project at a recent ceremony in Dubai.   Designed by project partners Woods Bagot and Brewer Smith Brewer Group (BSBG), the Et...

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    Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week to explore role of industry convergence in accelerating sustainable development

    22 May 2018

    Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), one of the world’s largest sustainability gatherings, has announced its theme for its next edition, which takes place from 12-19 January 2019.  ADSW 2019, under the theme titled ‘Industry Convergence: Accelerating Sustainable Development’, will explore how industries are adapting to the digital transformation under way in the global economy, and the new opportunities it is presenting t...

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    Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed Visits Masdar City

    19 May 2018

    His Excellency Dr Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minister of Ethiopia, visited Masdar City in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. He was received by a delegation led by HE Dr Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State and Chairman of Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company); Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO of Masdar; Yousef Baselaib, Masdar’s Executive Director for Sustainable Real Estate; and Bader Al Lamki, Masdar’s Executive Director for Clean Energy. Prime Minister...

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    Saint-Gobain’s First Multi Comfort House in the Middle East Breaks Ground at Masdar City

    13 May 2018

    French multinational Saint-Gobain has broken ground on its first Multi Comfort House in the Middle East at Masdar City, Abu Dhabi’s flagship sustainable urban community.  In the presence of HE Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment and Ludovic Pouille, French Ambassador to the UAE, Pierre-André de Chalendar, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Saint-Gobain, and Mohamed Jameel Al ...

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    Masdar and Costa Rican Electricity Institute to advance renewable energy development

    24 Apr 2018

    Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company) and the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad, or ICE) have announced a collaboration to promote renewable energy development.  Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Chief Executive Officer of Masdar, and Eugenia Gutierrez, Member of the Board and Director of ICE, signed a memorandum of understanding to share technical knowledge and project experience. The agreement aims to...

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    Masdar and Emirates Post to deliver new postal services for Masdar Free Zone tenants

    23 Apr 2018

    Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, and Emirates Post – the nations’ leading post and express provider – have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to provide dedicated Emirates Post Business Boxes and postal services for Masdar Free Zone companies.  Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Masdar’s Chief Executive Officer, and Obaid Mohammad Al Qatami, Acting Chief Commercial Officer at Emirates Post ...

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    Building on a legacy: Introducing the Zayed Sustainability Prize

    16 Apr 2018

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; April 16, 2018 – Evolving from 10 years of success as the Zayed Future Energy Prize, the UAE’s preeminent sustainability Prize undergoes a strategic refocus The Zayed Future Energy Prize will today become the Zayed Sustainability Prize as part of a strategic move to refocus its mandate. After ten years of successfully promoting renewable energy initiatives across the globe, the Prize will now...

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    Torresol Energy celebrates ten years of solar thermal power generation

    28 Mar 2018

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 28, 2018: Collaborative Masdar- and SENER-backed solar company has paved the way for the development of more efficient concentrated solar power (CSP) technologies In the ten years since it was established through a collaboration between Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, and SENER, the Spanish engineering and technology specialist, Torresol Energy has steadily pursued its mission to improve the competit...

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    Masdar and Korea Energy Agency to explore renewable energy collaboration and investment

    26 Mar 2018

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 27 March 2018 – Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Korea Energy Agency (KEA) for renewable energy collaboration and investment between the Republic of Korea and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Masdar’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and Dr. Nam Hoon Kang, President and CEO of KEA, signed the MoU, which coincided with ...

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    Masdar celebrates fifth anniversary of flagship Middle East solar energy project Shams 1

    20 Mar 2018

    Shams Power Company, the developer, owner and operator of the UAE’s first large-scale solar power project, Shams 1, is celebrating five years of uninterrupted electricity generation at the plant this month.  Located in Al Dhafra, Abu Dhabi’s western region, the 100 megawatt-capacity (MW) Shams 1 was the largest concentrated solar power plant in the world at the time of its inauguration in 2013 and the first plant of its kind in ...

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    Hundreds of runners to participate in Masdar City sponsored Environmental Marathon

    10 Mar 2018

    Three-kilometre marathon organised by Environment Friends Society starts 15:30 this Friday, March 9 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; March 8, 2017 – Abu Dhabi’s sustainable urban community Masdar City will host an estimated 300 runners this Friday for the “Environmental Marathon” organised by Environment Friends Society. Open to men, women, children and people of determination, the 3km road race is free to enter and perf...

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    Masdar to Install Rooftop Solar PV Systems at Khazna’s Masdar City Facility

    03 Mar 2018

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 4 March 2018 – Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, a subsidiary of the Mubadala Investment Company (Mubadala), today announced that it will install a 290-kilowatt (KW) solar photovoltaic (PV) system to serve the facility of Khazna Data Centres (Khazna) in Masdar City. In the presence of Khaled Al Qubaisi, Chief Executive Officer, Aerospace, Renewables and Information Communications Technology for Mubadala, Mohamed Jame...

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    ​Masdar supporting UAE drive to become one of the most innovative countries in the world

    24 Feb 2018

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, February 25, 2018: As the UAE marks Innovation Month in February, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company Masdar is accelerating the commercialisation of clean technologies at home and abroad. SUPPORTING THE NATIONAL INNOVATION STRATEGY Established in 2006 to help maintain Abu Dhabi’s leadership in the global energy sector, while supporting the diversification of both its economy and energy sources for the benefit of fu...

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    Masdar City marks Chinese New Year

    17 Feb 2018

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; February 16, 2018 – Masdar City is ringing in the Chinese New Year with traditional activities and family entertainment from 12:00-20:00 on February 18-20. The Masdar City podium will be filled with festive decorations as visitors enjoy dragon-puppet-making, lantern-making and more. Masdar City visitors are also invited to decorate a new-year-themed Wishing Tree. According to Chinese tradition, all their wi...

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    Masdar joint venture Hywind Scotland exceeds operational milestones in first three months

    14 Feb 2018

    World’s first commercial offshore wind farm running at 65 per cent capacity compared with industry average of 45-60 per cent Purpose-built “pitch motion controller” allows project to withstand harshest North Sea weather conditions Abu Dhabi, UAE, February 15, 2018: As the UAE celebrates Innovation Month in February, the developers of Hywind Scotland, the world’s first commercial-scale floating wind farm, have...

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    Masdar City Hosts photography exhibition in collaboration with the Netherlands Embassy

    29 Jan 2018

    The Netherlands Embassy in the UAE in association with Masdar is hosting a photography exhibition at the Masdar City Eco-Villa highlighting the effects of climate change until February 16th 2018. The exhibition entitled “Where We Will Go?” presents the work of Dutch photographer and academic Kadir van Lohuizen, who spent three years documenting the impact of rising sea levels around the world. Thirty photographs take visitors on a v...

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    ADSW 2018 draws to a close after delivering on promise to “Drive the global energy transformation”

    21 Jan 2018

    Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) 2018, hosted by Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, came to a successful conclusion on 20 January after further cementing its role as the world’s most inclusive sustainability gathering. The event brought together more than 38,000 attendees representing 175 countries, ranging from Heads of State and leaders of industry to students and local communities. Under the theme of ‘Driving the Global E...

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    Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week concludes with The Festival at Masdar City

    19 Jan 2018

    Today was the first day of The Festival at Masdar City, and there's the promise of more fun, food and entertainment tomorrow! The event which concludes Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week is dedicated to raising community awareness of sustainability, brings in crowds with food trucks, live entertainment, and educational games and activities. The different Experience Zones include a Souk selling local and organic produce as well as an innovation hub fi...

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    Electric Vehicle Road Trip sets off from World Future Energy Summit

    18 Jan 2018

    The World Future Energy Summit, part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, was the launch platform today for the 2018 Electric Vehicle Road Trip (EVRT), in the presence of His Excellency Suhail Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Industry. The starting signal for the cars to start their journey was given by Global EVRT’s Mobility Conference host, Nicki Shields, Scientist & Presenter at Formula E, CNN. Global EVRT, the organisers behind the ...

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    Masdar signs collaboration agreement to develop major wind power portfolio in Egypt

    18 Jan 2018

    Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, has signed a collaboration agreement to deliver a wind power portfolio of more than 800 megawatts (MW) in Egypt alongside Elsewedy Electric and Marubeni Corporation. The signing took place in the presence of HE Wael Gad, Ambassador of Egypt to the UAE, during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Chief Executive Officer at Masdar, said: “As Egypt’s economy expands, so do the...

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    Cepsa and Masdar join forces to expand their renewables businesses internationally

    18 Jan 2018

    Cepsa, a global energy company with more than 85 years’ experience, and Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, an international leader in renewables and sustainable urban development, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore renewable energy project collaboration, especially wind and solar. Cepsa and Masdar aim to expand their international presence in the renewable energy market through the signing of this agreement.&nb...

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    Financing commitments mark critical milestone in development of Bee’ah’s and Masdar’s Sharjah waste-to-energy facility

    17 Jan 2018

    Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, Masdar, and Bee’ah, the UAE’s leading environmental management company, have secured financing commitments for the Sharjah Multi-Fuel Waste-to-Energy Facility, the flagship project of Emirates Waste to Energy, a joint venture between the two companies launched in May 2017. The waste-to-energy (WTE) project is the first of its kind in the UAE, and has received financing commitments from Abu Dhabi Fund ...

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    Economic Cities Authority and Masdar to establish cooperation to advance Saudi Economic Cities

    17 Jan 2018

    The Economic Cities Authority (ECA), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, aiming to cooperate on projects and services to progress the Saudi Economic Cities initiative and in turn advance the strategic objectives of both parties.    In the presence of Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of State, Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (...

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    Masdar’s Renewable Energy Desalination Pilot Programme Finds Solar Energy-Powered Desalination to be Commercially-Viable

    17 Jan 2018

    Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, Masdar, today announced the outcomes from its Renewable Energy Desalination Pilot Programme in Ghantoot, Abu Dhabi during an insight session at the International Water Summit (IWS) taking place during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) 2018.  Masdar commissioned five pilot projects during the programme to explore the feasibility of using renewable energy to power seawater desalination and test novel, energ...

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    Masdar and Khalifa University to research sea ice and energy efficiency in Antarctica

    16 Jan 2018

    Collaboration agreement signed with Australian Department of Environment and Energy at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2018 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; January 17, 2018 – Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company), Khalifa University of Science and Technology, and the Australian government announced that they will collaborate on sea ice research and energy efficiency in Antarctica to enhance scientific understanding of the effect...

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    Masdar and Daewoo E&C partner to develop low energy sustainable desalination technologies

    16 Jan 2018

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: 17 January 2018 – Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, Masdar, has signed a strategic agreement with global infrastructure and energy development company Daewoo Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd. to support the commercialization of low-energy reverse osmosis seawater desalination plants in the Middle East, North Africa and Asia. The agreement was signed by Hyo Joon Joo, Senior Vice President, Daewoo E&...

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    Masdar and Argentine province Jujuy to initiate solar energy cooperation

    16 Jan 2018

    Memorandum of Understanding signed at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2018 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; January 17, 2018 – Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Argentinian province of Jujuy to establish mutually beneficial solar energy cooperation. HE Gerardo Rubén Morales, Governor of the Province of Jujuy, Argentine Republic, and Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Chief Executi...

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    Masdar and Statoil collaborate to explore potential of battery storage solution at Hywind Scotland

    16 Jan 2018

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; 17 January 2018 – Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, has announced the signing of a collaborative agreement with Norwegian multinational oil and gas company Statoil to analyse data from “Batwind” – the integrated energy storage system designed to store energy generated by Hywind Scotland, the first commercial-scale floating wind farm that was inaugurated by the two companies last Octo...

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    Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC), Masdar and Khalifa University of Science and Technology

    16 Jan 2018

    Agreement ensures cooperation between three organisations for knowledge exchange and joint R&D activities to enhance economic and technical benefits of desalination and reduce costs of sustainable desalination technologies Agreement also includes opportunities to carry out Masdar’s advanced education and training programs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), and Middle East and North Africa (M...

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    HH Mohammed bin Zayedattends the Opening Ceremony of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week

    16 Jan 2018

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 15, 2017 –His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces, today stated that His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed, President of the UAE, has always guided the UAE towards educating young people on the principles of sustainable development, in line with the vision and approach of the UAE’s founding father, Sheikh Z...

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    Masdar-led joint venture completes financing to develop Jordan’s largest solar power project

    16 Jan 2018

    Abu Dhabi, UAE; January 17, 2018 – Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, announced at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week that the financing of the largest solar power plant in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has been completed. The financing for the 200 megawatt-capacity (MW) Baynouna solar energy project, to be built 10 kilometres outside of the capital Amman, was formalised at a signing ceremony between Baynouna Solar Energy Company (BSEC)...

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    ​Global leaders discuss key issues shaping global energy transformation at ADSW 2018

    15 Jan 2018

    Al Zeyoudi: The UAE is approaching its renewables sustainable development goals through local and abroad investments High Level Panel sessions took place after Opening Ceremony of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week Topics included the impact of “easternisation”, with senior representatives from policy and business in China, India and Japan Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 15, 2018 – Leaders of policy, business and academi...

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    Autonomous vehicle specialist NAVYA to realise expansion of Masdar City sustainable mobility networ

    15 Jan 2018

    Global competition winner to supply latest models of autonomous electric vehicles New Bloomberg New Energy Finance research published today at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week predicts that by 2040 half of all vehicles sold will be electric Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; January 16, 2018 – Following the results of a global industry competition launched at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week last year, Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future ...

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    Masdar and Envyron Energy, subsidiary of Alliances for Global Sustainability, collaborate on plasti

    15 Jan 2018

    Masdar City to host testing facility producing fuel from non-recyclable plastic waste Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; January 16, 2017 – Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company) is collaborating with Envyron Energy, a subsidiary of Alliances for Global Sustainability, to advance plastic-to-fuel technology, it was announced today at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, one of the world’s largest sustainability gatherings. The obj...

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    Masdar City to test latest concepts in autonomous vehicles

    14 Jan 2018

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; January 15, 2017 – Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company), ICONIQ Motors, a China-based electric vehicle company, and its strategic partner Safe City Group today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to test the latest autonomous driving concepts at Masdar City. The ICONIQ SEVEN, one of the world’s latest EV models, is on display at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW). The futuristic ICONIQ SEVEN bu...

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    ​Masdar and EDF SA to explore power sector collaboration in Sub-Saharan Africa

    14 Jan 2018

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; 15 January 2018 – Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate with EDF SA – the parent company of the EDF Group – in the power sectors of countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The agreement was signed by Bader Al Lamki, Masdar’s Executive Director for Clean Energy, and Valerie Levkov, Senior Vice President, Africa and Middle East, EDF S...

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    ​Masdar unveils locally manufactured all-electric Eco-Bus at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2018

    14 Jan 2018

    ADSW visitors can experience a first-hand new public mobility solution developed by Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company and Hafilat Industry New zero-emissions bus designed specifically for hot climates, with 150km range per chargeAbu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; January 15, 2018 – Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, today unveiled the all-electric Eco-Bus at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2018. A template for future sustaina...

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    The Festival at Masdar City promises fun, food and entertainment for Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2018 finale

    14 Jan 2018

    The Festival at Masdar City will take place on January 19-20 guaranteeing a memorable final two days at this year’s Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.  Dedicating to raising community awareness of sustainability, The Festival will be bringing in the crowds with food trucks, live entertainment, and educational games and activities. There will be   different experience zones in all, including a souk selling local and organic prod...

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    Masdar acquires stake in Montenegro’s first wind farm

    14 Jan 2018

    Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, today signed a share purchase agreement (SPA) with Akuo Energy, the leading French IPP in renewable energy, to enter into the Krnovo Wind Farm, Montenegro’s first wind energy project.  The agreement was signed by Niall Hannigan, Chief Financial Officer of Masdar, and Eric Scotto, Chief Executive Officer of Akuo Energy, during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2018 in the presence of Mohamed Jameel...

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    Masdar celebrates installation of 19,438 Solar Home Systems in rural Morocco

    13 Jan 2018

    Completion of installation announced during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2018 Off-grid project extends energy access to households in more than 1,000 rural villages Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, January 14, 2018 – Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, announced today at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), it has successfully completed installing a landmark off-grid solar power project that extends en...

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    Al Waha Residence breaks ground at Masdar City

    07 Jan 2018

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Jan 8, 2018 - Another residential development has broken ground at Masdar City, Abu Dhabi’s flagship sustainable community, it was announced today. Due for completion by 2020, the 600-unit Al Waha Residences will comprise luxury studios and apartments in one-, two- and three-bedroom unique Sky-Home and Townhouse configurations designed to meet strict environmental standards. Masdar City was chosen as the l...

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    Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2018 to focus on Driving the Global Energy Transformation

    20 Dec 2017

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: 20 Dec, 2017 – Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the next edition of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) will focus on ‘Driving the Global Energy Transformation’, it was announced today at a press conference to launch the event, which takes place from 13-20 January at the Abu Dhabi Nation...

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    Masdar Park at Masdar City reopens for the Abu Dhabi community

    12 Dec 2017

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; December 12, 2017 – Masdar Park at Masdar City has reopened with even more family attractions, further enhancing the city’s image as a popular community destination. The expanded park, now double in size at 2,500 square metres, includes more F&B outlets, a children’s playground, music wall, sports facilities and design installations themed on sustainability. Open daily from 09:00-22:00, Masd...

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    Arjun Infrastructure Partners acquires Enviromena Power Systems

    28 Nov 2017

    Abu Dhabi, UAE; November 29, 2017 – Enviromena Power Systems (Enviromena), a portfolio company of Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, has been successfully acquired by Arjun Infrastructure Partners (AIP). AIP is a UK-based independent infrastructure investment advisory company. It partners with institutional investors, mainly pension plans, to access direct infrastructure investments. UAE-based Enviromena develops, deploys and operat...

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    PT Pembangkitan Jawa-Bali and Masdar sign PDA for 200MW floating solar PV Plant

    27 Nov 2017

    Jakarta, Indonesia, November 28, 2017: Indonesian power company PT Pembangkitan Jawa-Bali (PT PJB), a subsidiary of the state electricity company Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN), and Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, signed today a project development agreement (PDA) for the world’s largest floating solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant. With a capacity of 200 megawatt (MW), the plant will cover an area of 225 hectares atop the Cirata...

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    UAE rolls out renewable energy training programme for Pacific Island countries

    26 Nov 2017

    Capacity building effort led by Masdar part of the ADFD-funded US$50 million UAE-Pacific Partnership Fund Next workshop planned before IRENA General Assembly at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2018 Abu Dhabi, UAE: 26 November 2017 – The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) has launched a two-year renewable energy training programme for Pacific Island countries financed by Abu Dhabi Fund for Dev...

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    Masdar inaugurates one of the world’s largest offshore wind farms

    22 Nov 2017

    402MW Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm now supplying 410,000 UK homes, displacing 893,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually Flagship project delivered ahead of schedule; significant cost efficiencies achieved Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company a 35% shareholder in Dudgeon alongside Statoil (35%) and Statkraft (30%) Great Yarmouth, England; November 22, 2017 – Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, today inaugurated its third wi...

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    Financial Times names Masdar City best free zone for renewable energy

    21 Nov 2017

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; November 21, 2017 –Masdar City has been named “Best Free Zone for Start Up Support” by the Financial Times and has collected three other prestigious global awards. The Global Free Zone of the Year Awards hosted by the FT’s fDi Magazine are among the most high-profile awards in the free zone sector, with approximately 65 free zones entering this year’s competition. This is Masdar City...

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    Zayed Future Energy Prize Convenes Experts on the Transformative Impact of Renewables Integration

    06 Nov 2017

    Investments in clean energy will drive technological innovation, create interconnected systems and encourage end-use sectors in the next decade Abu Dhabi, UAE, 7 Nov 2017 – The Zayed Future Energy Prize, the UAE’s international awards for renewable energy and sustainability, brought together global energy leaders and influencers to address the urgency of transforming the global energy mix to safeguard energy security, enhance en...

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    Zayed Future Energy Prize Convenes Experts on the Transformative Impact of Renewables Integration

    06 Nov 2017

    Investments in clean energy will drive technological innovation, create interconnected systems and encourage end-use sectors in the next decade Abu Dhabi, UAE, 7 Nov 2017 – TheZayed Future Energy Prize, the UAE’s international awards for renewable energy and sustainability, brought together global energy leaders and influencers to address the urgency of transforming the global energy mix to safeguard energy security, enhance energy access...

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    Masdar commemorates UAE Flag Day

    01 Nov 2017

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; November 2, 2017 – Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, commemorated UAE Flag Day today.The annual celebration marks the anniversary of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan becoming President of the United Arab Emirates in 2004, and is an occasion for the UAE people to reaffirm their national allegiance. "This special day symbolises the unity of the United Arab Emirates, and is an occasion to ...

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    Jury Selects 2018 Zayed Future Energy Prize Winners

    31 Oct 2017

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 31 Oct 2017 – The Jury of the Zayed Future Energy Prize convened to deliberate and select nine winners across its five categories today. The winners will be announced at the Prize awards ceremony on 15 January 2018 as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW).The Prize recognises notable work carried out by businesses and individuals through the large corporation and lifetime achievement categories. Simultaneously, it serves to...

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    Masdar wins Emirates Energy Awards at 4th annual World Green Economy Summit

    25 Oct 2017

    Clean energy projects and experts shine at 19th annual WETEX exhibition as Executives take part in important sessions to discuss key renewable energy topics Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25 October 2017 – Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, Masdar, was honoured this week with two Emirates Energy Awards during the 4th annual World Green Economy Summit (WGES), held in conjunction with the 19th annual Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exh...

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    Masdar to showcase pioneering clean energy projects at 19th annual WETEX exhibition

    22 Oct 2017

    Growing portfolio supports UAE commitment to drive energy diversification and support knowledge economyDubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 October 2017 – Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, Masdar, announced details of its participation in the 19th annual Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX), starting today (23-25 October) in Dubai. As a continued Strategic Sponsor of WETEX 2017, Masdar will showcase its growing clean energ...

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    Leading UK advanced materials research centre to be named The Masdar Building

    21 Oct 2017

    •Masdar’s funding towards Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre supports commitment of Abu Dhabi to promote knowledge economy Manchester, United Kingdom, October 20, 2017: A new research centre at the University of Manchester in England aimed at marketing products and technologies made from a “wonder material” known as graphene will be called The Masdar Building.Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, Masdar, is the principal funder of the purpose-buil...

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    Finalists announced for 2018 Zayed Future Energy Prize

    17 Oct 2017

    34 finalists now vie to win the distinguished Prize and be recognised for their contribution in the field of renewable energy and sustainabilityAbu Dhabi, UAE, 17 October 2017 – International experts from the fields of energy, sustainability and education chose a shortlist of 34 finalists for the 2018 Zayed Future Energy Prize on Sunday and Monday during the third of a rigorous four-stage evaluation process. The finalists will now be discussed du...

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    Abu Dhabi’s Climate Innovation Exchange to Drive Entrepreneurship and Facilitate Investment

    17 Oct 2017

    UAE aims to increase clean energy contribution towards the total energy mix to 24% by 2021 and 50% by 2050Total global investment in private clean tech companies stands at USD 31.8 billionCLIX has potential to provide millions of dollars of investment for the most innovative sustainability and cleantech entrepreneurs The investment marketplace forms part of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week and World Future Energy Summit18 October 2017, Abu Dhab...

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    Masdar-led joint venture agrees financing for largest wind farm in Serbia

    16 Oct 2017

    HE Aleksandar Vučić, President of the Republic of Serbia, witnesses signing accompanied by HE Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak and Khaled Abdulla Al Qubaisi of Mubadala Investment CompanyAbu Dhabi Future Energy Company, Masdar 60 per cent shareholder in joint venture developing 158MW Čibuk 1 wind farm 50km outside BelgradeBelgrade, Serbia; October 17, 2017 – Financing for one of the largest wind power projects in mainland Europe has been agreed by the...

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    Masdar Welcomes Luxembourg Royal Delegation

    10 Oct 2017

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; October 10, 2017 – Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) welcomed Their Royal Highnesses the Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Luxembourg together with His Excellency Etienne Schneider, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy to Masdar City.Their visit included a meeting with Masdar CEO, Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, to hear about Masdar’s sustainability mandate and the company’s investments in internati...

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    Cooperation Agreement to Support Renewable Energy Projects in 16 Caribbean Island Countries

    03 Oct 2017

    US$50 million UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund seeks to bring energy security to Caribbean regionThe UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund is one of the largest renewable energy initiatives in the Caribbean regionAbu Dhabi, UAE: 4 October, 2017 –Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, has signed an agreement with Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, Masdar to finalise financing and to bolster coll...

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    Global experts deliberate on 2018 Zayed Future Energy Prize entries

    25 Sep 2017

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 26 September 2017 – The evaluation process of the 2018 Zayed Future Energy Prize entries, the UAE’s international awards for renewable energy and sustainability, kick-started with a two-day meeting of the Review Committee in Abu Dhabi.Comprising local and international experts from across the renewable energy and sustainability industry, the committee evaluated entries shortlisted following a two-month due diligence appraisal by t...

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    GRI Standards to usher in a new wave of sustainability reporting in the region

    18 Sep 2017

    Abu Dhabi – 19th September 2017The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) held a regional launch of the new GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards in Abu Dhabi on the 19th of September 2017. Attended by companies, government entities and NGO’s from across the region, the launch event was a call to action for organisations to start disclosing their sustainability performance.The event was hosted by Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, Masdar, sponsored by ...

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    GRI to hold regional launch of new global sustainability reporting standards

    09 Sep 2017

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 10 September 2017: The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), an international independent organization that has pioneered corporate sustainability reporting since 1997, will hold the regional launch of the new GRI Standards in Abu Dhabi on 19th September 2017. The launch event is being hosted by Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, Masdar, is sponsored by Union National Bank and has been organized in partnership with Sust...

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    Sultanate of Oman prepares to build the first large-scale wind farm in the GCC region

    18 Aug 2017

    Muscat, Oman - August 19, 2017: Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, Masdar, today signed an Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) contract with a global consortium comprising GE and Spain’s TSK to build the Dhofar Wind Power Project, the first large-scale wind farm in Oman and the GCC.The Dhofar Wind Power Project is a result of the joint development agreement that was established in 2014 between Masdar and the Rural Areas Electrici...

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    World’s First Commercial-Scale Floating OffshoreWind Farm Nears Completion

    15 Aug 2017

    Abu Dhabi, 16 August, 2017: The fifth and final wind turbine for the Hywind Scotland commercial-scale floating offshore wind farm, a joint project between Masdar and Statoil, has arrived at its final destination, Buchan Deep, 25km east of Peterhead in Scotland.Earlier this summer, all five turbines were successfully assembled outside Stord, Norway and they have now completed their journey to Scottish waters. Each turbine took four days to be towe...

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    Masdar and BMS sign agreement to pursue joint sustainability projects

    12 Aug 2017

    Collaboration will bring together facilities management capabilities with energy, waste and water sustainability expertiseInaugural project to conduct sustainability evaluation for IPIC SquareAbu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; 13th August, 2017 – Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, and MDC Business Management Services (BMS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore opportunities to deliver projects that improve the energy...

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    World’s first commercial-scale floating offshore wind farm on its way to Scotland

    19 Jul 2017

    Abu Dhabi, 20 July 2017: The first of five turbines for the Hywind Scotland commercial-scale floating offshore wind farm has now sailed away (date 17/07/2017) from Stord in Norway to its final destination, Buchan Deep, 25 km east of Peterhead in Scotland. Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, announced that it had acquired a 25% stake in the Hywind Scotland project during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week in January.All five turbines wer...

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    Masdar and PT PJB sign MOU on collaboration in Indonesia

    17 Jul 2017

    • Focus on partnership opportunities to deliver large scale renewable energy projectsAbu Dhabi, 16 July 2017 – Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, and the leading Indonesian power company PT Pembangkitan Jawa-Bali (PT PJB), today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore areas of collaboration on renewable energy projects in Indonesia. Experts from Masdar and PT PJB will work together to identify opportunities to meet Indon...

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    World’s first floating offshore wind farm prepares to set sail

    01 Jul 2017

    Stord, Norway, 3 July, 2017: An exciting milestone has been reached in the development of the world’s first commercial scale floating wind farm, which on completion will be sited off the coast of Aberdeenshire, Scotland. All five wind turbines, each with a capacity of six megawatts (MW), have been mated onto a floating substructure in Stord, Norway, ready to be towed into position 25 kilometres out to sea from the Scottish town of Peterhead ...

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    DP WORLD AND MASDAR TO EXPLORE CLEAN ENERGY SOLUTIONS

    27 Jun 2017

    Masdar to provide technical advisory services and explore renewable energy solutions for DP World’s ports and free zones in the Middle East and Africa Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22June 2017: Global trade enabler DP World and Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore areas of collaboration on clean energy solutions for DP World’s portfolio of ports and freezones in the Middle East an...

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    Strong progress on construction of major new Masdar City development

    14 Jun 2017

    Driverless PRT network to be temporarily closed during infrastructure worksExpanded shuttle service will ensure no transport disruption within City Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; 15 June, 2017 – Masdar City, one of the world’s most sustainable urban developments, is seeing strong progress on the construction of Masdar Institute Neighbourhood, a major mixed-use development of offices, residential, retail and public open space which is due for c...

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    800MW third phase of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park reaches financial close

    14 Jun 2017

    Sophisticated finance structure backed by seven institutions includes Islamic investment Innovative project set to be the largest solar power plant in the world on completion, thanks to tilting solar panels that track the sunAbu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 14 June, 2017: The financing for Phase 3 of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai has been completed. This marks the latest significant milestone for the Masdar-led consorti...

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    Bee’ah and Masdar launch joint venture to develop the first waste-to-energy plant in the Region

    27 May 2017

    Emirates Waste to Energy Company to treat 300,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste (MSW) with its first facility.Signing of waste supply and power purchase agreements for WTE facility witnessed by HE Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and EnvironmentSharjah, United Arab Emirates, May 25, 2017: Bee’ah, the country’s leading environmental management company, and Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, have formally e...

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    US$50m UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund in Talks with 6 Caribbean Countries

    22 May 2017

    Castries, St Lucia: 21 May 2017: The UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund is already engaged in project evaluations with six Caribbean countries and expects several more applications before June, the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFAIC) announced at the annual meeting of Caribbean utility CEOs under the CARILEC industry association.This US$50m grant fund, one of the largest and most pioneering initiatives for the ...

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    Shaikha Shamma’s new book captivates young audience during Masdar Park festivities

    24 Apr 2017

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, April 23, 2017: Shaikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan launched her second children’s book during Earth Day celebrations yesterday at Masdar Park in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi.Special storytelling sessions of The Adventures of Maxima and Coustaud – In Search of a Global Solution, captivated their young audience during a day packed full of family fun and games. The Earth Day celebrations at Masdar Park also included live musi...

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    ADNOC and Masdar Sign MoUs with Saudi Aramco

    01 Apr 2017

    Abu Dhabi, UAE; April 2, 2017 -- Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) today signed two separate Memorandums of Understanding with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and with Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy Company, covering energy and technology collaboration, renewables, and carbon management.Under the terms of the MoU between ADNOC and Saudi Aramco, the two companies will collaborate on identifying technologies that could deliver i...

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    Masdar City Free Zone showcases impressive growth at Global Manufacturing Summit 2017

    28 Mar 2017

    Masdar City, one of the world’s most sustainable urban developments, is showcasing its emergence as a clean-tech cluster at the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit 2017, taking place from March 27-30 at the Paris-Sorbonne University in Abu Dhabi. The fastest growing free zone in Abu Dhabi, and the Middle East’s first clean-tech cluster integrated with a world-class research institute, Masdar City is highlighting its su...

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    EDF Group joins consortium developing Phase 3 of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

    21 Mar 2017

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; March 22, 2017 – EDF Group, via its subsidiary EDF Energies Nouvelles, a market leader in renewable energy electricity, has joined the Masdar-led consortium developing the 800-megawatt (MW) third phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai.The agreement formalising the company’s entry into the consortium was signed today by Jean-Bernard Levy, Chairman and CEO of EDF Group, and Mohamed Jameel Al...

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    Masdar Delegation Visits Wahat Al Karama to Honour UAE Heroes

    21 Mar 2017

    Abu Dhabi, March 21, 2017: A delegation from Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s Future Energy Company, today visited the site of Wahat Al Karama, the permanent tribute to the UAE soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving the Nation. The delegation, led by Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO of Masdar, paid their respects to the martyrs and placed a wreath in front of the monument.Al Ramahi said: "The decision of our wise leadership to build Wahat Al Kara...

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    First residential community of sustainable villas and townhouses to be developed at Masdar City

    13 Mar 2017

    Project announced as part of a strategic partnership between LEAD Development and Project Management Consultants LLC (LEAD) and The National Investor PJSC (TNI)Mixed-use freehold project will accommodate around 5,000 residents by 2022Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; March 14, 2017: LEAD Development and Project Management Consultants LLC (LEAD) and The National Investor PJSC (TNI) will build the first residential community of private “green” villa...

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    Zayed Future Energy Prize Invites Entries to 10th Year

    05 Mar 2017

    Submissions invited from eligible SMEs, NPOs and high schoolsPublic can nominate worthy corporations and individuals Entries close 6 July Prize embodies UAEs capacity for givingAbu Dhabi, 6 March 2017 – The 10th cycle of the Zayed Future Energy Prize is open for entries, it was announced earlier today. Submissions from eligible entrants are invited in the Small and Medium Enterprise, Non-Profit Organisation and Global High Schools categories, whi...

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    Family Day at Masdar Park

    05 Mar 2017

    Family Day at Masdar Park brought the community together for a fun-packed afternoon against the backdrop of one of the world’s most sustainable cities. Visitors took part in family-friendly activities such as a parade, arts and crafts, live entertainment and face painting.   Opened this January, Masdar Park is an outdoor dining destination with outlets housed inside recycled shipping containers powered by solar panels. It also fe...

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    Masdar Celebrates World Book Day

    02 Mar 2017

    Students from Al Ezza School in Abu Dhabi saw their favourite tales come to life at a Storytelling Session held near the iconic Wind Tower in Masdar City. Masdar celebrated World Book Day by inviting local school children to a book reading event today. Popular fairytale characters read and performed stories out loud, while inviting and encouraging participation from the younger guests. The Storytelling Session was also among Masdar’s Year ...

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    Saint-Gobain chooses Masdar City to build first “Multi-Comfort House” in the Middle East

    19 Feb 2017

    French manufacturer to complete construction of “positive-energy” home by 2019Project will deliver the four dimensions of comfort set by Saint-Gobain: Thermal, acoustic, light and air qualityAbu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 19, 2017 – Saint Gobain, a world leader in the habitat and construction markets, will bring its innovative and sustainable solutions to the United Arab Emirates with the construction of an energy-efficient “Multi–Comf...

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    His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan visits Masdar City and inspects Eco-Villa

    01 Feb 2017

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 1, 2017 – His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler's Representative in the Western Region, visited Masdar City in Abu Dhabi yesterday. Also present were HH Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan; Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of State and Chairman of Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company; Mohamed Hamad bin Azzan Al Mazrouei, the Under-Secretary of the Ruler's Representative ...

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    ADSW 2017 delivers on promise to provide practical steps towards a sustainable future

    21 Jan 2017

    ADSW 2017 welcomed five heads of state and 73 government ministers Record-breaking event hosts 4,080 senior executives, with a 60% increase in business meetings Abu Dhabi, January 22, 2017: Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2017, hosted by Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, came to a successful conclusion on 21 January after further building on its reputation as a significant platform for international dialogue, cooperation and a...

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    Eco-Villa prototype opens its doors at Masdar City

    21 Jan 2017

    UAE national family to move into the property in April 2017Masdar to monitor building’s energy, water and waste performance Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, January 19, 2017 – Masdar City’s Eco-Villa, a pilot project incorporating water and energy-saving technologies, has been completed and a UAE national family will soon live in the prototype sustainable dwelling, it was announced today at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2017.The Eco-Villa was lau...

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    The Festival at Masdar City takes sustainability into the community for fourth straight year

    20 Jan 2017

    This year’s Festival launches Masdar Park, the city’s new food and beverage destinationAbu Dhabi, UAE; January 21, 2017 – The Festival at Masdar City attracted its biggest crowds ever as this year’s Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week drew to a successful close this weekend. Visitors enjoyed a fun-packed weekend of family-themed games, activities and live entertainment, as well as stalls selling arts, handicrafts and souvenirs, and delicious food and t...

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    Second annual Student Exclusive gives youth a voice on sustainability

    18 Jan 2017

    UAE and international students gather for talks, performances and presentations at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2017Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; January 19, 2017 – More than 600 students from the UAE and countries around the world took part in the second annual “Student Exclusive” at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) on Wednesday. Now a signature event of ADSW, the Student Exclusive is focused on empowering young people to think and act s...

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    WiSER calls on women to be the drivers of innovation

    17 Jan 2017

    UAE-founded initiative welcomes global experts to its second annual conference during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week18 January, Abu Dhabi: Leaders from government, business and academia yesterday convenedin Abu Dhabi for the second annual Women in Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy (WiSER) conference under the theme ‘Practical steps towards sustainable innovation.’ The event was organised by Masdar in partnership with the Zayed Futur...

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    Masdar appoints IFC to oversee funding of Jordan’s largest solar power project

    17 Jan 2017

    Finance mandate letter signed today at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2017 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; January 18, 2017 – Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, has selected International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, to oversee the funding of the largest solar power plant in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, a 200-megawatt (MW) photovoltaic facility being developed by the wholly owned Masdar subsi...

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    DEWA and Masdar to break ground on Phase 3 of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

    16 Jan 2017

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; January 17, 2017 – Construction of the 800 megawatt (MW) phase 3 of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai will start at the end of this month following the award of the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the project. This was announced today at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) 2017.A Masdar-led consortium was selected last June by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority...

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    Masdar signs cooperation agreement with Qatar Electricity & Water Company and Nebras Power

    16 Jan 2017

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, January 17, 2017: Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, has signed a Cooperation Agreement with Qatar Electricity & Water Company (QEWC) and Nebras Power at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week to develop renewable and sustainable energy projects. The agreement was signed by His Excellency Fahd bin Hamad Al Mohannadi, General Manager and Managing Director of QWEC; Khalid Mohammed Jolo, CEO of Nebras Power and...

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    UAE launches US$50 million renewable energy fund for the Caribbean

    16 Jan 2017

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; January 17, 2017: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) today announced a landmark new US$50 million grant fund for renewable energy projects in Caribbean island countries. Launched by HE Reem Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, the UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund represents one of the largest-ever single investments in the region's clean energy sector, as well as a significant deepening of ...

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    Masdar takes 25% stake in world’s first floating offshore wind farm

    16 Jan 2017

    Investment in Hywind Scotland will increase Masdar’s presence in the UK to 1.06GW of gross electricity generating capacity Statoil-Masdar partnership formally announced at ADSW 2017 in the presence of Norwegian State Secretary of Foreign Affairs Ms Tone Skogen Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; January 17, 2016 – Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, has acquired a stake in Hywind Scotland, a 30-megawatt (MW) flo...

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    HH Mohammed bin Zayed attends Opening Ceremony of ADSW and 10th World Future Energy Summit

    15 Jan 2017

    Heads of state attend inauguration and Abu Dhabi Global Action Day: HE Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan; HE Luis Guillermo Soli, President of the Republic of Costa Rica; HE Horacio Cartes, President of the Republic of Paraguay; HE Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal; HE Danny Faure, President of Seychelles; and HE Filip Vujanović, President of MontengroAbu Dhabi, UAE, January...

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    His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Honours 2017 Winners of Zayed Future Energy Prize

    15 Jan 2017

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: 16 January 2017 – His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, presented the Zayed Future Energy Prize to nine winners during the 2017 awards ceremony in Abu Dhabi today, in the presence of six heads of state.Nine pioneers in renewable energy and sustainability across five categories became the latest awardees to join the prize’s growing internatio...

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    Three school teams from Al Gharbia win “Solar Oven Challenge”

    15 Jan 2017

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; January 13, 2017 – The winning teams in a school contest to build an electric oven powered by solar energy received their trophies and cash prizes at Shams Solar Power Company in Madinat Zayed yesterday. Sixteen schools from Al Gharbia in Abu Dhabi’s Western Region challenged themselves over four weeks to create a safe, working oven powered only by the sun.Grade 11 and 12 students competed in teams of four, with a...

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    Global business and policy leaders gather for official opening of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2017

    14 Jan 2017

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; January 15, 2017 – Global leaders in government and business will gather for the official opening of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week in the UAE capital tomorrow. Taking place on the theme “Practical steps towards a sustainable future”, this year’s ADSW is expected to receive 38,000 attendees representing 175 countries, including five heads of state, more than 80 government ministers, and 880 exhibiting companies fro...

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    Competition to design sustainable mobility solutions serving Masdar City launched at ADSW 2017

    13 Jan 2017

    The city’s iconic PRT system has carried more than 2 million passengers emissions-free since 2010Next phase of Masdar City's complex urban mobility plan calls for a 100% electric and driverless systemAbu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; January 14, 2017 – Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, is inviting selected industry specialists to develop the next phase of the driverless vehicle transit network serving Masdar City, Abu Dhabi’s flagship ...

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    Energy collaboration discussions between UAE and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia hosted at Masdar City

    13 Jan 2017

    Saudi delegation led by Energy Minister His Excellency Khalid Al-FalihVIP guests participated in bilateral talks aimed at expanding energy knowledge-sharing during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2017His Excellency Khalid Al-Falih says Saudi Arabia will collaborate with UAE and leverage on their experience in optimizing potential of renewable energy in driving mutual sustainable development agendaAbu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; January 14, 2017 – ...

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    Masdar Announces Fifth Annual ‘Engage’ Social Media Contest Winner

    11 Jan 2017

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 12 January 2017: Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, has announced the winner of its fifth annual Engage Social Media Contest. This year’s contest received 130 entries, a record level of participation in the five years of this competition, with submissions coming from 45 nations across six continents. For the first time, the contest welcomed submissions in formats other than blogging posts, which led to entries that incl...

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    The Festival at Masdar City brings fun and games to sustainability for fourth consecutive year

    11 Jan 2017

    The Festival at Masdar City, part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), returns for the fourth straight year from January 20-21. The two-day fair is an opportunity for UAE residents and visitors to spend a fun educational weekend at one of the world’s most sustainable cities.  Launched in 2014, the Festival aims to engage the local community in renewable energy and sustainability. Interactive zones within Masdar City highlight diff...

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    Majid Al Futtaim continues its expansion and builds new community mall “My City Centre Masdar” in Abu Dhabi

    10 Jan 2017

    The Middle East and North Africa’s leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer, Majid Al Futtaim, continues its expansion and announces today a new AED 300 million project in Abu Dhabi – “My City Centre Masdar”.  The new mall will be located in the heart of Masdar City, one of the world’s most sustainable urban developments, with easy access to adjacent developments and connectivity to planned smart public...

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    Indian youth say solar power is the energy of the future

    03 Jan 2017

    India’s pledge to quadruple renewable energy capacity in six years high on the agenda at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2017Abu Dhabi, UAE, Janauary 3 2017: Two-thirds of young Indian adults believe solar power should be the priority future energy source for their country, with wind power (56%) and hydroelectricity (37%) ranked second and third most important, respectively. That is according to the Masdar Gen Z Global Sustainability Survey*, a stu...

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    Saudi youth support major investment in renewable energy

    02 Jan 2017

    Post-Millennials in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia call for more investment in clean energy – mirroring actions being undertaken as part of Government’s Vision 2030KSA clean energy ambitions a key focus at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2017Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, December 28, 2016 ­­– Ambitious plans set out by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the deployment of renewable energy are strongly aligned with the hopes and ambitions...

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    ADSW 2017 targets new technologies in meeting the MENA region’s growing water needs

    16 Dec 2016

    Masdar’s Renewable Energy Desalination Programme successfully completes one year of operations Fifth ‘off-grid’ pilot research project now on stream in GhantootAbu Dhabi, UAE, December 17, 2016 – Ground water scarcity exacerbated by increased water demand due to population growth and the effects of climate change – droughts, higher temperatures – is a critical sustainability challenge for many regions of the world. The Middle East & North Afr...

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    ADSW Set to Drive Business Opportunities as Investment in Renewables Reaches Record High

    11 Dec 2016

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: 8 December, 2016 – The 2017 edition of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) is on track to be the most important in the event’s history for driving commercially focused action, said industry leaders at a press event. Hosted by Masdar, the forthcoming ADSW theme is ‘Practical Steps Towards a Sustainable Future’. The week’s anchor event, the World Future Energy Summit (WFES), will be celebrating its 10-y...

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    Masdar City’s PRT system celebrates milestone with 2 millionth passenger

    04 Dec 2016

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 30 November 2016: The Masdar City Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system celebrated its 6th anniversary on 28 November, just a week after carrying its 2 millionth passenger. The PRT’s driverless pods have covered a distance of more than 891,879 km on their transit route over the past six years, and have displaced CO2 emissions equivalent to running 53 cars for a whole year. Masdar’s Executive Director of Sustainable Real Estate Youse...

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    ADSW 2017 to convene first Advisory Council as renewable energy industry enters new phase of growth

    23 Nov 2016

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 24, 2016: Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), the Middle East’s largest gathering on sustainability, will host an elite group of industry experts to advise on the event’s continued success in translating the global mandate for renewable energy and clean technologies into concerted policy and business action. Held every January, ADSW welcomes heads of state, government ministers and international trade delegations – amon...

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    Generation Z wants more action for a sustainable future, reveals global research from Masdar

    15 Nov 2016

    Climate change and environmental degradation will pose the world’s gravest threat over the next 10 years, according to online study of Post-Millennials in 20 countriesMarrakech, Morocco, November 16, 2016 –Climate change will be the world’s biggest challenge over the next decade, according to a global survey of young people carried out by Masdar, the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company. Unveiled at COP22, the United Nations Climate Change Conference ...

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    HRH The Prince of Wales Visits Masdar City

    07 Nov 2016

    The Prince of Wales Toured Masdar City and Participated in a Youth Circle Addressing Youth Engagement in Sustainability Abu Dhabi, UAE, 7 November 2016 – Today, His Royal Highness Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, was given a tour of Masdar City, where he took part in a Youth Circle organised by the Emirates Youth Council. The visit was part of a tour of the region, which builds on the longstanding relationship between the UAE and the UK...

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    Masdar concludes Power Purchasing Agreement to build Jordan’s largest solar power plant

    23 Oct 2016

    Masdar CEO Mohamed Al Ramahi and Abdul Fattah Daradkeh, CEO of NEPCO, sign PPA at a ceremony attended by HE Dr Hani Al Mulqi, Prime Minister of JordanAmman, Jordan, October 22, 2016 – Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, has completed a key step in the development of the largest solar power plant in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.The Power Purchasing Agreement (PPA) for a 200-megawatt (MW) photovoltaic (PV) plant was signed today by Moh...

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    Masdar Free Zone unveils new licences to promote clean-tech entrepreneurs at GITEX Technology Week

    16 Oct 2016

    Additional licensing categories will empower UAE start-ups to bring their innovative ideas in clean technology and sustainability to marketAbu Dhabi, UAE, October 17, 2016 – Masdar City, one of the world’s most sustainable urban developments, is introducing new licences to encourage entrepreneurs to set up within the City’s business free zone. The announcement coincides with the 36th Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX) taking place in ...

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    Masdar to join global leaders at the forefront of clean energy at 18th annual WETEX exhibition

    04 Oct 2016

    Renewable energy portfolio expands to 2.7-gigawatts (GW) of generating capacity either deployed or under development in tenth year of operationsDubai, UAE, 5 October, 2016 – Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, is on track to achieve double-digit annual growth in its clean energy portfolio between now and 2020, in line with industry demand, with a pipeline of ambitious projects underway in both solar and wind. Masdar will showcase how it...

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    Masdar passes 50% milestone on Mauritania solar network

    16 Aug 2016

    Mohammed Al Ramahi: “Masdar operates across the whole clean energy chain, from developing utility-scale projects to deploying off-grid solutions.”Abu Dhabi, UAE, 17 August 2016 – Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s future energy company, today announced that it had passed the halfway mark in its project to construct a 16.6 MW solar power plant network in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. Masdar broke ground on the project in December last year. When complete, ...

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    Solar Impulse 2 returns to Abu Dhabi after historic round the world flight

    02 Aug 2016

    HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, HE Doris Leuthard, Vice President of the Swiss Confederation, and HE Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and Chairman of Masdar, welcome pilots back to UAEAbu Dhabi, UAE, 26 July 2016 – Solar Impulse 2 returned safely to Abu Dhabi this morning to successfully complete its historic round the world flight without using a drop of fuel. The first aircraft to circumnavigate the globe using only solar power, ...

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    Abu Dhabi rolls out the red carpet as Solar Impulse 2 enters final straight

    02 Aug 2016

    Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Chief Executive Officer of Masdar: “Solar Impulse 2’s success will stand forever as a tribute to human ingenuity and our capacity to work together to solve common challenges” Abu Dhabi, UAE, 24 July 2016 – Solar Impulse 2 (Si2), the solar-powered plane attempting to become the first aircraft in the world to circumnavigate the Earth without using a drop of fossil fuel, will complete its epic journey in the early hours of ...

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    Solar Impulse 2 arrives in Egypt before homeward journey to Abu Dhabi

    12 Jul 2016

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 13 July 2016 – Solar Impulse 2 (Si2), the solar-powered plane attempting to become the first aircraft in the world to circumnavigate the globe without using a drop of fossil fuel, took another step towards its epic goal when it touched down in Egypt at 7:10 Egypt time today. The plane was received at Cairo International Airport by Egypt Minister of Civil Aviation H.E. Sherif Fathy and UAE Ambassador to Egypt H.E. Juma Mubarak Al J...

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    London Array Marks Third Anniversary and Continues to Break Records

    09 Jul 2016

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 3 July 2016 – London Array, the world’s largest offshore wind farm, continues to break records as it marks three years of successful operations today. The sophisticated 630-megawatt wind power project – the largest international investment of Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company Masdar – delivers clean and reliable energy to more than half-a-million homes throughout the United Kingdom.Since its launch, London Array has produced a ...

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    DEWA signs with Masdar to implement 800MW 3rd phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

    26 Jun 2016

    Dubai, UAE, 27 June 2016: HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) announced today the selected bidder for the 800 megawatt (MW) third phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, which will be constructed based on the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model. HE Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of State, and Chairman of Masdar, the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, was present. The selec...

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    Solar Impulse Completes Historic Transatlantic Crossing

    25 Jun 2016

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 23 June 2016 - Solar Impulse 2 touched down in Europe early this morning after completing its historic journey across the Atlantic Ocean. The plane landed in Seville, Spain, just 60 kilometres west of the Gemasolar Thermosolar Plant, a solar thermal plant backed by Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company and host partner of Solar Impulse. Europe marks a symbolic next step in the journey of the solar powered plane. The Europea...

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    Solar Impulse Embarks on Historic Solar-Powered Transatlantic Flight

    20 Jun 2016

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 20 June 2016 - Solar Impulse 2, the solar powered plane supported by Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, departed today from New York City at 2:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time for its daring journey across the Atlantic Ocean. H.E. Majid Al Suwaidi, UAE Consul General in New York City, attended the take-off from John F. Kennedy International Airport. The solar-powered plane is making its way to Seville, Spain, on t...

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    Solar Impulse 2 Greeted by Masdar Representative Upon Arrival in New York City

    11 Jun 2016

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 11 June 2016 - Solar Impulse 2 (Si2), the record-shattering solar-powered plane, has touched down in New York City, completing the latest leg of its quest to circumnavigate the world without a drop of fuel. A representative from Masdar, Solar Impulse’s host partner, attended the arrival of the airport at John F. Kennedy airport. Commenting on the plane’s arrival in New York City, H.E. Majid Al Suwaidi, UAE Consul General in New Yo...

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    Shams 1 wins at the 2016 MENASOL Awards

    28 May 2016

    Developer and operator of one of the world’s largest concentrated solar power plants receives prestigious Corporate Responsibility accoladeAbu Dhabi, UAE, 29 May 2016 – Shams Power Company, developer and operator of the Shams 1 concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in Western Abu Dhabi, has been recognised for its contribution to local communities at this year’s MENASOL Conference and Exhibition in Dubai.Ali Buhaji, Senior Manager for Business Dev...

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    Mission Accomplished for UAE-Pacific Partnership Fund as Masdar Delivers 11 Clean Energy Projects

    16 May 2016

    Projects provide 6.5 MW of renewable energy and result in $3.7 million of annual cost savings from imported fuelAbu Dhabi, May 17, 2016 – The recent inauguration of a 600kW solar photovoltaic plant in the Federated States of Micronesia marks the successful completion of Cycle 2 of US$50 million UAE-Pacific Partnership Fund. Through the UAE-PPF’s two cycles of financing provided by the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, renewable energy projects have...

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    Dudgeon wind farm secures GBP1.3 billion project financing

    14 May 2016

    402MW project co-developed by Masdar, Statoil and Statkraft expected to start commercial operations by the second half of 2017First offshore wind project developed with United Kingdom’s CfD incentive scheme to reach financial closeOne of the world’s largest offshore wind farms currently under construction, providing benefits for UK industry and creating local jobs London, UK, May 13, 2016: The developers of one of the world’s largest offshore win...

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    President of Palau Inaugurates Masdar-Developed Solar Projects in Palau

    14 May 2016

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 15 May 2016 –H.E. Tommy Remengesau, Jr., President of the Republic of Palau, and His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, yesterday inaugurated three small-scale solar energy projects in the South Pacific island nation of Palau. The projects were developed by Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, with funding provided by the Abu Dhabi Fund f...

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    Consul General and UAE Students in the US See Solar Impulse 2 Off From Phoenix

    14 May 2016

    Solar Impulse heading to Oklahoma in the round-the-world, zero-fuel journey Abu Dhabi, UAE, 12 May, 2016 – His Excellency Abdulla Alsaboosi, Consul General of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Los Angeles, and Emirati students studying in the US, witnessed Solar Impulse 2 take-off today on the next stage of its journey around the world. The next stop will see it touch down in Tulsa, Oklahoma, before continuing its journey towards the eventual fin...

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    UAE and New Zealand inaugurate solar power plant in Solomon Islands

    09 May 2016

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 10 May 2016 – The United Arab Emirates and New Zealand today inaugurated a solar power plant in Solomon Islands, developed and deployed by Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company. The project was deployed as part of the US $50 million UAE-Pacific Partnership Fund (UAE-PPF) financed by the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, the development arm of the UAE government. The 1-megawatt (MW) photovoltaic (PV) plant will meet seven per ...

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    Masdar to Deliver Cycle 2 of UAE-Pacific Partnership Fund

    08 May 2016

    Five small-scale solar energy projects to be inaugurated between May 10 and May 15Abu Dhabi, May 9, 2016 – A series of renewable energy projects made possible by the US$50 million UAE-Pacific Partnership Fund (UAE-PPF) are set to be inaugurated in the Pacific Island countries and territories. Five small-scale solar energy projects, delivered by Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company Masdar, will come on stream across five island nations from May 10...

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    The UAE to Soar to New Heights with Falcon-Inspired Design for Expo 2020 National Pavilion

    30 Apr 2016

    Santiago Calatrava’s design selected for UAE National Pavilion following global design competitionAbu Dhabi, UAE – April 30, 2016:The National Media Council has selected architect Santiago Calatrava’s design for the UAE Pavilion for Dubai World Expo 2020. Located facing the Al Wasl Plaza, which lies at the centre of the 200-hectare exhibition zone, the UAE Pavilion – whose design will be inspired by a falcon in flight – will represent the UAE to ...

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    Masdar Passes 10-Year Milestone

    27 Apr 2016

    Employee Event Looks Ahead to How Masdar Will “Seize the Next Decade” Abu Dhabi, UAE, April 28, 2016 –Today, Masdar employees and alumni gathered in Masdar City to mark ten years of achievement in advancing the clean energy industry in Abu Dhabi and around the world. Under the banner “Seizing the Next Decade,” participants were invited to reflect on Masdar’s significant and widespread impact to date and the promise of the next ten years, as part ...

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    Lights On Across Egypt’s Remote Areas as Masdar Delivers Solar Projects

    20 Apr 2016

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, April 21, 2016 – Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, has completed the delivery of 30 megawatts of utility-scale clean energy projects and 7,000 solar home systems in remote and strategic areas across Egypt. Together, the four clean energy projects developed by Masdar’s Special Projects unit will power 25,800 homes and displace 42,700 tonnes of CO2 annually, as well as advance the development objectives of the Egyptian g...

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    Masdar signs Preferred Partnership Agreement with China’s BYD to further clean energy solutions

    12 Apr 2016

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 13 April 2016 – Cityscape Abu Dhabi today saw the announcement of a Preferred Partnership Agreement between Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, and BYD Company Ltd, a leading Chinese corporation specialising in clean and energy-efficient technologies. The agreement will initially focus on promoting the commercialisation of clean transport and battery storage systems, potentially expanding to include activities such as so...

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    ADEC agreement will drive knowledge economy efforts at Masdar City

    12 Apr 2016

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, April 13, 2016 – Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) on April 12th 2016, to provide streamlined procedures for the establishment of schools and institutes of higher education at Masdar City. Under the agreement, Masdar will work closely with ADEC and third-party partners to develop areas of Masdar City that have the potential to be...

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    Masdar City expansion plans earn Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council approval

    11 Apr 2016

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 12 April 2016 – Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy and sustainable development company, and the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) today announced the UPC’s approval of the Detailed Master Plans for Phases 2 and 5 of Masdar City, one of the world’s most sustainable urban developments.Masdar City is targeting a 4 Pearl Estidama Community Rating, the first development in the UAE to do so. The approval of the City’s new Detaile...

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    More UAE residents soon to call Masdar City home as Leonardo Residences officially breaks ground

    10 Apr 2016

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, April 10, 2016 – Residential apartments now under construction at Masdar City in Abu Dhabi will add to the thriving community taking shape at one of the world’s most sustainable urban developments.The senior management of Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, and of the Abu Dhabi-based property developer Reportage Real Estate marked the official ground-breaking of the 170-unit Leonardo Residences at the City today.The one-...

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    Masdar Hits Halfway Milestone in Project Bringing Electricity to Rural Morocco

    09 Apr 2016

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 9 April 2016 – Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, has installed 50 percent of the solar home systems as part of an innovative project to electrify rural Morocco. The installation of 9,000 out of 17,670 systems across 940 villages comes only a year after the partnership agreement was signed between Masdar and Morocco’s Office National de l'Electricité et de l'Eau Potable (ONEE). The project is expected to be fully comple...

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    Masdar Free Zone encouraging entrepreneurship and Abu Dhabi private sector growth

    06 Apr 2016

    Abu Dhabi, April 7, 2016 – Masdar City in Abu Dhabi, one of the world’s most sustainable urban developments, is widely associated with the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, the world’s first graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies.With the successful evolution of its business Free Zone and Investment Zone, the development is also increasingly associated with Abu Dhabi’s emerging private sector a...

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    Masdar City promoting wider industry adoption of sustainable urban development

    05 Apr 2016

    Iconic development increasing access to green building techniques; expanding as an education destination and hub for human capital Third-party projects to incorporate architectural and engineering innovations such as robotic car parkingThe Future Build online platform now hosts 660 verified sustainable building products and materialsAbu Dhabi, April 6, 2016 – Masdar City in Abu Dhabi, one of the world’s most sustainable urban developments, is hel...

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    Masdar Reaffirms that Renewables are Here to Stay at New York Summit

    05 Apr 2016

    US Secretary of State Highlights UAE’s Commitment to Diversifying its Energy Use New York, USA, April 5, 2016 – “Despite low oil prices, the trend toward lower-cost renewable energy will continue in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region as business confidence grows in the sector’s potential and countries adopt increasingly favourable regulations,” said Bader Al Lamki, Executive Director of Masdar Clean Energy. Mr Al Lamki comments came d...

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    Masdar City’s growing status as ‘innovation ecosystem’ driving future expansion

    03 Apr 2016

    Plans for purpose-built community serving the Middle East’s first dedicated R&D cluster integrated with a world-class research institute to be unveiled at Cityscape Abu Dhabi 2016Now under construction, Eco-Villa Prototype will use up to 72% less electricity than existing UAE villas and 35% less water – while the ‘Net Zero Energy’ prototype design can export power back to the electricity gridAbu Dhabi, UAE, April 2, 2016 – Masdar City in Abu ...

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    Masdar Celebrates 3 Years of Reliable, Clean Energy from Shams 1 Solar Power Plant

    15 Mar 2016

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 16 March 2016 – Today marks the third anniversary of the start of the Shams 1 Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant’s operations. Shams 1, which occupies 2.5 square kilometres and has a power generating capacity of 100 megawatts, is the first of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa region.Shams 1, which takes its name from the Arabic word for ‘sun’, is a project majority-owned by Masdar in partnership with French oil and ga...

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    U.S.-UAE Partnerships on Sustainability on Display during Vice President Joe Biden’s Visit to Masdar

    07 Mar 2016

    Abu Dhabi, UAE -March 7, 2016: Today, Vice President Joseph R. Biden visited Masdar City as part of his series of official engagements with senior UAE leaders. The visit is the latest milestone in a bilateral relationship that has helped drive global efforts to foster the widespread adoption of renewable energy, the acceleration of clean technology innovation and research as well as the development of knowledge and human capital across a number o...

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    767kW solar power project in Vanuatu marks UAE-Pacific Partnership Fund’s latest success

    07 Mar 2016

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 8 March 2016 – The recent completion of a solar power project for the Pacific nation of Vanuatu marks the latest stage of the ground-breaking United Arab Emirates-Pacific Partnership Fund (UAE-PPF). The installation of three new solar PV plants represents another milestone for an imaginative and innovative initiative that has captured international attention with its potential for developing countries. Mr Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi,...

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    Launch of Nordic Innovation Hub at Masdar Free Zone

    31 Jan 2016

    1 February 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE: – Masdar City’s Free Zone has facilitated the establishment at Masdar City of the Nordic Innovation Hub, a business incubator designed to bring Nordic clean technologies and solutions to the UAE.Nordic Innovation Hub’s purpose is to create a business incubating platform for all Nordic companies considering business in the UAE, as well as those already operating within the country.The Hub is a result of a decision ...

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    The Festival at Masdar City Celebrates Year of Reading

    21 Jan 2016

    Family fun, reading corner and various educational activities attract record number of visitorsAbu Dhabi, UAE – 22 January, 2016: The Festival at Masdar City, held as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), continues to grow year-on-year, with this year’s edition attracting a record number of UAE residents for a weekend of fun-filled, entertaining and educational activities for the whole family.In its third year, the Masdar-hosted Festival ...

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    Youth from Across UAE Join The Student Exclusive

    20 Jan 2016

    Exclusive interview with Akon and First RenewAbility Debate Series are Event HighlightsAbu Dhabi, UAE, 20 January, 2016 -- The Student Exclusive – a first-of-its-kind youth event at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) – drew hundreds of students from across the United Arab Emirates for the January 19 event. Supporting ADSW’s mission of raising awareness about sustainable development across the Emirates, the event represented an important gatheri...

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    MENA Startups Participate in “Pitch Sprint” as Part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2016

    20 Jan 2016

    Abu Dhabi, UAE – 21 January, 2016: Promising technology startups, focused on technologies for sustainability, today had the chance to present their innovations at the first “Pitch Sprint” held as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. The invitation only, half-day, technology showcase was hosted by The Catalyst, the region’s first technology startup accelerator focused on sustainability and clean technologies, which was launched in November durin...

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    Masdar Unveils 2015 Sustainability Report

    20 Jan 2016

    21 January 2015, Abu Dhabi, UAE – Masdar has released its 2015 Sustainability Report, documenting the renewable energy company’s sustainability milestones in the period October 2014 to September 2015. Masdar developed the report using the internationally recognised sustainability reporting framework from the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), in accordance with the latest GRI G4 guidelines. The report discloses a wide variety of sustainability in...

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    Masdar Hosts Urban Development Workshop

    20 Jan 2016

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, January21, 2016 – Today, the Urban Journalism Academy, a pioneering initiative to train journalists and media professionals with an interest in sustainable, urban development, held a workshop for media on the sidelines of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) 2016. Organized by United Nations Habitat III Secretariat and hosted by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the Government of United Arab Emirates and Masdar, t...

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    Masdar and Bee’ah to Partner on Waste to Energy Initiatives in Region

    19 Jan 2016

    Agreement signed at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week launches development platform for future waste to energy projects across the UAE and the Middle East-regionAbu Dhabi, UAE – 20 January 2016: Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Sharjah’s environment company “Bee’ah” – the Middle East’s leading award-winning fully integrated environment and waste management company – to develop the UAE’s w...

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    ADQCC and Masdar Partner to Support UAE’s Sustainable Construction Industry

    19 Jan 2016

    Hundreds of new products to be featured on The Future Build online databaseAbu Dhabi, UAE – 20 January, 2016: The Future Build (www.thefuturebuild.com) Masdar’s online green building products’ portal and the Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council’s (QCC) Environmental Performance Trustmark Certification Schemes have announced a strategic partnership to create the largest database of products certified to UAE sustainable building requirements.Th...

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    Masdar CEO delivers the keynote speech at the formal inauguration of the 9th WFES

    19 Jan 2016

    Masdar CEO Dr Ahmad Al Belhoul calls on regional financial institutions to support the sector’s continued advancementAbu Dhabi, UAE – 19 January 2016: Dr Ahmad Belhoul, Chief Executive Officer of Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, today delivered the keynote speech at the formal inauguration of the ninth World Future Energy Summit (WFES), the anchor conference and exhibition of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), which ends January 2...

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    Masdar to Develop 200MW Solar PV Plant in Jordan

    19 Jan 2016

    Jordan a key market for Masdar’s renewable energy projectsAbu Dhabi, UAE – 20 January 2016: Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, has announced an agreement to develop a commercially-driven utility-scale 200 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic solar plant for Jordan’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR). The agreement, comes less than one month after Masdar and its partners inaugurated the 117MW Tafila wind farm in the Hashemite Kingdo...

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    Global “H20 Minus C02” Desalination Alliance Convenes First Meeting at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week

    19 Jan 2016

    Alliance Meeting Follows Signing of New Desalination Partnership Paris-based non-profit the Terrawatt Initiative becomes first new member19 January 2015, Abu Dhabi, UAE -- The Global Clean Water Desalination Alliance (GCWDA) held its first meeting on 19 January during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. The Masdar-led “H20 minus C02” Alliance was founded on 5 December on the sidelines of the Paris climate change negotiations (COP 21). The Alliance aim...

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    WiSER announces four strategic partnerships with GE, MASEN, REN21 and Masdar Institute at ADSW

    19 Jan 2016

    20 January, Abu Dhabi: Women in Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy (WiSER) has announced four strategic partnerships with the Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN), Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21), General Electric (GE), and Masdar Institute of Science and Technology Young Future Energy leaders (YFEL) programme at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, the largest gathering on sustainability in the Middle Eas...

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    Mohammed bin Rashid and Mohammed bin Zayed attend 9th World Future Energy Summit

    17 Jan 2016

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls for greater public-private action in achieving sustainable development by creating economic and social opportunity;Mexican President Peña Nieto says it is possible to secure global climate regime without impeding economic and social progress; Abu Dhabi, UAE, 18 January, 2016 – His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness...

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    Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week in Schools Set for Another Successful Year

    15 Jan 2016

    Students will have a unique, week-long opportunity to learn about sustainability through fun and engaging activitiesAbu Dhabi, UAE 16 January 2016: Thousands of students will participate in a thrilling 5-day event as Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week in Schools (ADSWS) launches fun-filled, educational activities tomorrow in schools throughout the emirate. The initiative, which is a collaboration between Mubadala, Masdar and the Abu Dhabi Education Co...

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    Global Leaders Convene in UAE Capital for Start of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2016

    14 Jan 2016

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 15 January, 2016 –Tomorrow (16 January, 2016), global policy and business leaders will convene in the capital of the United Arab Emirates for the first official day of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2016 (ADSW), the largest gathering on sustainability in the history of the Middle East. Attracting more than 33,000 delegates, including over 80 government ministers and visitors from 170 countries, ADSW – hosted by Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s ...

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    Masdar’s Fourth Annual Blogging Contest Aspires to a Higher Purpose

    13 Jan 2016

    Around 100 entries received from 33 nations in 2016Winning submission from Toronto-based writer calls for companies to be socially as well as profit drivenAbu Dhabi, UAE – 14 January, 2016: Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, has announced the winner of its fourth annual ‘Engage’ Blogging Contest. This year’s theme, which focused on how governments and the business community can collaborate to help mitigate climate change, inspired near...

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    Nine Heads of State to Attend Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2016

    12 Jan 2016

    Heads of State and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to be joined by over 80 ministers from around the worldAbu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2016 reinforces economic opportunity behind clean energy adoptionAbu Dhabi, UAE, 13 January 2016 – His Excellency Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico, will deliver the keynote address to global sustainability leaders convening at the January 18 Opening Ceremony of the upcoming Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (...

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    Unprecedented Youth Engagement Planned for Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week

    12 Jan 2016

    VIP Guests, Special Performances, Educational Initiatives and Fun Activities to Round Out Youth Activities for ADSW 2016 Abu Dhabi, UAE – 13 January, 2016: Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) 2016 will convene a series of events – several unveiled exclusively for ADSW 2016 – designed to engage youth, students and families across the UAE. With ‘awareness’ serving as one of the four key pillars of ADSW 2016, the programmes aim to promote greater u...

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    ADSW 2016 to Focus on Business Potential of Renewables and Sustainable Development

    10 Jan 2016

    Global decision makers from government, business, industry and research to join 33,000 attendees from 170 countries at biggest ever sustainability event in the Middle East Policy, business, leadership, awareness and research key pillars of ADSW 2016 Abu Dhabi, UAE, 11 January, 2016 – Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) will see global policy and business leaders convene in the capital of the United Arab Emirates from January 16 to tak...

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    Masdar to fly the flag for UAE as a pioneer of clean energy and sustainable development at ADSW 2016

    28 Dec 2015

    Abu Dhabi, UAE: December 29, 2015 – Employees of Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, will be flying the flag for the UAE as a pioneer of clean energy and sustainable development at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) 2016 from January 16-23.Dr Belhoul, Chief Executive Officer of Masdar, received the company’s staff at Masdar City yesterday to present on the final preparations for next month’s landmark event – the fourth annual edition ...

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    Masdar’s 4th annual ‘Engage’ Blogging Contest

    27 Dec 2015

    The winner will join the international global sustainability debate at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, January 16-23, 2016Abu Dhabi, UAE: December 23, 2015 - Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s Renewable Energy Company, has launched the fourth annual international ‘Engage’ Blogging Contest ahead of January’s Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) 2016 – the Middle East’s largest gathering on sustainability. Under the theme “The Transition to a Sustainable Economy b...

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    Jordan’s King Abdullah II Inaugurates First Utility-Scale Wind Farm in the Middle East

    19 Dec 2015

    The 117 MW Tafila Wind Farm, a Masdar Joint Project, puts Jordan on the Renewable Energy MapTafila, Jordan, 17 December, 2015 – His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn al-Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan inaugurated today the first utility-scale wind power project in the Middle East with high-level officials from across the Middle East in attendance, including HRH Prince Talal bin Muhammad; HE Dr Abdullah Ensour, the Prime Minister of Jordan; ...

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    UAE and Masdar Further Accelerate Growth of Renewable Energy in Mauritania

    15 Dec 2015

    Seven solar photovoltaic projects by Masdar will enable Mauritania to save yearly on 6 million litres of diesel, eliminating 16,134 tonnes of CO₂Masdar’s seven Mauritanian solar-power projects to help advance United Nations energy-related Sustainable Development Goal16 December 2015, Abu Dhabi – A groundbreaking ceremony by representatives of the United Arab Emirates, the Islamic Republic of Mauritania and Masdar – Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy co...

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    Masdar is Public Sector Employer of Choice for UAE Students

    14 Dec 2015

    Also most attractive employer for IT and engineering UAE national students at 2015 Universum Middle East Awards15 December 2015, Abu Dhabi – Masdar is proud to be the recipient of two prestigious awards as part of the ‘Universum Talent Survey 2015 Middle East’ – the most attractive public sector employer and also the most attractive employer for IT and engineering UAE national students. The awards were announced during the ‘Universum Awards 2015’...

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    Masdar and China Vanke Co. Ltd. Sign Memorandum of Understanding During UAE Official Visit to China

    13 Dec 2015

    Agreement Includes Masdar Institute, BGI, a leading Chinese research institute and China Merchants New Energy Group Limited14 December 2015, Abu Dhabi, UAE – Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, and China Vanke Co. Ltd. (Vanke), the Masdar Institute, BGI and China Merchants New Energy Group Limited (CMNE) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for collaboration on potential projects in both the UAE and China. The signing took p...

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    WiSER initiative announces partnerships with UNFCCC and WEC

    08 Dec 2015

    The UAE-founded initiative seeks to empower women’s leadership in sustainable development8 December, COP21, Paris: Women in Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy (WiSER) has announced two major partnerships as part of the COP21 climate negotiations. The partnerships, with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the World Energy Council, will help forward the role of women in sustainability. WiSER, a partn...

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    Masdar CEO Highlights Renewable Energy as Viable Technology of Choice

    08 Dec 2015

    8 December 2015, Paris, France – Earth to Paris, the UN Foundation’s dialogue platform in Paris during the COP21 negotiations hosted its day-long initiative, bringing together experts, advocates, and CEOs to discuss creative and impactful climate solutions to inspire bold, meaningful action for people and the planet. Speakers from all over the world met to discuss how innovation, technology, and creativity are driving climate solutions and turnin...

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    WEC and Masdar Sign Patronship Agreement to Address Global Sustainable Energy Access

    08 Dec 2015

    8 December 2015, Paris, France – The World Energy Council (WEC) and Masdar have signed a Patronship Agreement, announced on the sidelines of COP21 in Paris. The WEC is a global multi-energy non-profit organisation that promotes the sustainable supply and use of energy and has an exclusive Patronship programme with 50 of the world’s leading energy companies. Patronship companies are members of the Council who commit to engage with WEC on global is...

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    The Global Clean Water Desalination Alliance – H20 minus CO2, launches in Paris during COP21

    04 Dec 2015

    Paris, France, 5 December 2015 – With water security becoming one of the most imposing long-term challenges for many countries, the Global Clean Water Alliance – H2O minus CO2 launches in Paris as a collaborative global climate initiative and one of the key components to the Lima Paris Action Plan. The Alliance has an initial group of more than 80 signatories and was officially ratified on 26 November 26 2015.As a founding signatory, Masdar, Abu ...

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    Masdar adds energy to UAE National Day celebrations

    30 Nov 2015

    1 December 2015, Abu Dhabi – In celebration of the 44th UAE National Day, Masdar hosted a range of lively activities for employees, Masdar Institute students and visitors alike at Masdar City – a greenprint for one of the world’s most sustainable low-carbon cities.“Our country is the embodiment of our founder – His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s dream, and on this day in particular we celebrate the dedication and continuing hard wor...

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    Masdar turns the tap on cutting-edge seawater desalination programme

    22 Nov 2015

    Unique pilot programme offers four viable solutions for renewable-powered energy efficient desalination, transforming the desalination industry into a more sustainable model that can be used across the globe 23 November 2015, Abu Dhabi, UAE – Today marks the start of the operational stage of Masdar’s pilot programme in Ghantoot, Abu Dhabi, which will see 1,500 m3/day of potable water produced over the next 15 months using four unique ...

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    First Startup Accelerator in Middle East Focused on Sustainability and Clean Tech Launched by Masdar

    21 Nov 2015

    22 November, 2015 – Abu Dhabi: Today, as part of Masdar’s Innovation Week activities, Masdar, BP and Masdar Institute launched The Catalyst, the region’s first technology startup accelerator focused on sustainability and clean tech. The Catalyst, which is supported by USD 5 million in funding from BP, will help startups accelerate their business through funding, training and mentorship. Launched on the first day of Innovation Week with a high-lev...

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    Masdar to Celebrate UAE Innovation Week with Activities at Masdar City and Throughout Abu Dhabi

    21 Nov 2015

    Inaugurations of disruptive technologies, initiatives to empower entrepreneurs, and overarching support for the National Innovation Strategy to be highlighted20 November 2015, Abu Dhabi, UAE – Masdar, together with its partners, will showcase how it is advancing the UAE leadership’s vision of promoting innovation and entrepreneurship across the UAE with a series of activities and inaugurations during UAE Innovation Week, from 22 – 28 November. In...

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    UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Addresses Climate Change at Masdar

    31 Oct 2015

    29 October 2015, Abu Dhabi – Collaboration at all levels, across countries and continents was the central theme that emerged at Masdar City today during high-profile remarks by government dignitaries from the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates on how to tackle climate change. Coordination and unity of purpose on this issue was critical to the global community’s long-term sustainable development and security.This was aired at a special s...

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    Zayed Future Energy Prize Jury Selects Winners for 2016 Edition

    28 Oct 2015

    Awards Ceremony Set for January 18 in Abu DhabiAbu Dhabi-UAE: 29 October 2015 – The prestigious Jury of the Zayed Future Energy Prize, the UAE’s international awards for energy and sustainability pioneers, today selected eight winners across four categories for its 2016 awards cycle. The winners will be announced and honoured at a special ceremony following the inauguration of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) on January 18, 2016. In addition ...

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    Original Masterplan Designer Visits Masdar City

    25 Oct 2015

    26 October 2015, Abu Dhabi - The designer of Masdar City’s original masterplan in 2007, Lord Norman Foster, visited Masdar City on Sunday, 25 October 2015 in his capacity as chairman and founder of British architectural practice Foster + Partners.At Masdar City, Lord Foster met with Dr Sultan Ahmed Al-Jaber, Minister of State and Chairman of Masdar, Dr Ahmad Belhoul, CEO of Masdar, Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, COO of Masdar, Anthony Mallows, Directo...

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    UAE Foreign Minister Visits Masdar-Built Solar Plant in Mauritania

    22 Oct 2015

    HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, on an official visit to Mauritania, toured the Sheikh Zayed Solar Power Plant, a 15 megawatt solar photovoltaic plant in Mauritania’s capital city built by Masdar23 October 2015, Abu Dhabi – His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs, visited the Masdar-built Sheikh Zayed Solar Power Plant in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania’s capital city, Nouakchott, while on a state visit to the coun...

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    Masdar Celebrates World Energy Day

    21 Oct 2015

    22 October 2015, Abu Dhabi, UAE – World Energy Day was celebrated for the first time three years ago, after being called by the World Energy Forum. The UAE led the signing ceremony at the time of the International Declaration for the World Energy Day, along with several other heads of states and governments participating at the 2012 World Energy Forum held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.Dr Ahmad Belhoul, CEO of Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable ener...

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    UAE, Tuvalu and Kiribati Inaugurate Two Clean Energy Plants in the Pacific Region

    18 Oct 2015

    Masdar delivers solar projects in two Pacific island nations that will collectively reduce 1,200 tons of CO₂ emissions while saving US$545,000 in fossil fuel costs annually A 500 kW solar photovoltaic plant on Funafuti, Tuvalu, will deliver clean energy to more than 800 homesA 500 kW solar and water protection plant on the Tarawa atoll of the Republic of Kiribati will supply electricity to 860 homes14 October 2015, Abu Dhabi – Two Pacific island ...

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    Masdar Free Zone Showcases Unique Offering at GITEX 2015

    18 Oct 2015

    30% of trade licence fees waived for new companies registering at the UAE’s innovation hub during the technology weekAbu Dhabi, UAE – 18 October 2015, Masdar Free Zone, part of Masdar City, one of the world’s most sustainable and low-carbon cities, is taking part in GITEX Technology Week, being staged at Dubai World Trade Centre from 18-22 October 2015. This is part of Masdar Free Zone’s drive to bring into centre stage its unique focus on r...

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    New Zealand Partners with UAE to Boost Solar Power in the Solomon Islands

    17 Oct 2015

    UAE and New Zealand sign cooperation arrangement to build Solar Plant through Masdar18 October 2015, Abu Dhabi – The United Arab Emirates and New Zealand has signed an arrangement for the development of a jointly funded 1 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in the Solomon Islands.Both countries share a common interest in the rapid deployment of renewable energy in developing countries, particularly in the Pacific region, and signed a renewable...

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    Global Leaders Launch WiSER Initiative at New York City Event

    29 Sep 2015

    The initiative aims to empower women of all ages to be drivers of commercial solutions for challenges related to sustainability, climate change and renewable energyAbu Dhabi, UAE – 30 September 2015– As world leaders gathered in New York City for the United Nations General Assembly, over 80 top officials representing a diverse range of organisations convened to launch the Women in Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy (WiSER) Initiativ...

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    Masdar Wins UN Special Award for Clean Energy Leadership

    15 Sep 2015

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 15 September, 2015 – Yesterday in New York City, Masdar received a special recognition award from the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA) for its leadership in innovation that advances sustainable energy.The award was granted as part of the “Powering the Future We Want” joint programme between UN-DESA and the China Energy Fund Committee (CEFC) that promotes innovative practices in the challenge area ...

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    Masdar Showcasing Renewable Energy Desalination Project in Drought-Stricken California

    31 Aug 2015

    Energy efficient processing of seawater into drinking water could help California meet its long-term water needsSan Diego, California, USA, September 1, 2015 – Next generation desalination technologies, powered by renewables, could be invaluable in meeting California’s water needs and help the drought ravaged state become more resilient, according to Masdar, a leading clean technology company based in Abu Dhabi, in the UAE. Masdar is attending th...

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    KACARE Delegation visits Masdar City

    29 Aug 2015

    Abu Dhabi, UAE: 30 August 2015 – Masdar officials hosted a delegation from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KACARE) at Masdar City and provided a guided tour of the world’s most sustainable urban development. The KACARE delegation began its two-day visit to Masdar City on August 26 with a series of briefings at the headquarters of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).During their visit...

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    Masdar Delegation Visits UAE Pavilion at Milan Expo

    25 Aug 2015

    Abu Dhabi, UAE: 25 August 2015 – Masdar CEO Dr Ahmad Belhoul and a delegation of senior Masdar representatives visited the UAE Pavilion at the Milan Expo on August 24 to experience how the pavilion is providing visitors from around the world an inspirational and holistic encounter with the United Arab Emirates and its people.Dr Belhoul also met with H.E. Mansour Ibrahim Ahmed Al Mansouri, Acting Director General of the UAE National Media Council,...

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    India’s Prime Minister Modi Visits Masdar

    16 Aug 2015

    Abu Dhabi, UAE: 17 August 2015 – The Prime Minister of India, H.E. Narendra Modi, and a delegation of senior government officials today visited Masdar. The delegation also toured Masdar City, one of the world’s most sustainable urban developments, and the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in a visit that underscores the UAE and India’s shared commitment to developing and adopting renewable energy and sustainable technology.H.E. Dr Anwar ...

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    Intersolar North America Hosts International Launch of Masdar’s Solar Hub

    19 Jul 2015

    Solar testing and R&D facility is first of its kind in the Middle EastAbu Dhabi, UAE, July 17, 2015 – The international launch of Masdar’s Solar Hub has taken place at Intersolar North America, the most attended conference and the premier networking platform for the North American solar industry. Currently ongoing in San Francisco, California this week from July 14 to 16, Intersolar North America brings together businesses and leaders from th...

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    Solar Impulse 2 Makes History; Arrives Safely in Hawaii to Complete Record-Breaking Flight

    04 Jul 2015

    The longest single flight in Solar Impulse’s Attempt to Circumnavigate the GlobeAbu Dhabi, UAE, July 3, 2015 – Solar Impulse 2, the revolutionary solar-powered aircraft able to fly day and night without a drop of fuel, arrived in Honolulu, Hawaii on Friday at 19:57 UAE time after crossing the Pacific Ocean. The 118 hour 8,261km flight from Nagoya, Japan to Honolulu made history, as it was a feat that had never been accomplished in the world of av...

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    London Array Proves Viability of Large-Scale Renewable Projects

    04 Jul 2015

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, July 4, 2015 – Today marks the two-year anniversary of the inauguration and completion of London Array – the world’s largest offshore wind farm. The sophisticated, 630-megawatt wind power project – and Masdar’s largest international investment to date – continues to deliver clean and reliable energy to more than half-a-million homes throughout the United Kingdom.Since its launch, London Array has produced more than 5-terawatt hour...

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    HH Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan Inaugurates IRENA HQ in Masdar City

    09 Jun 2015

    IRENA HQ is the Most Sustainable Office Building in the UAE and Symbolises the Country’s Leadership in Advancing Renewable Energy Deployment WorldwideAbu Dhabi, UAE, June 3, 2015 – His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE minister of foreign affairs, inaugurated the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) headquarters in Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City today reinforcing the UAE’s status as a global energy leader. Housing the first inte...

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    International Renewable Energy Agency HQ in Masdar City Named Green Commercial Building of the Year

    23 May 2015

    The recently completed International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) headquarters, located in Masdar City, where Masdar is building the world’s most sustainable city, has been named the Green Commercial Building of the Year by the Emirates Green Building Council (EGBC). The EGBC recognised IRENA building architect and lead consultant Woods Bagot and design and build contractor Brookfield Multiplex at an awards ceremony dinner at the Murooj...

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    Zayed Future Energy Prize Participates in India’s Green Summit

    26 Apr 2015

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 26 April 2015 – The Zayed Future Energy Prize outreach campaign gained momentum with participation in the Green Summit 2015, in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, between April 23-25.The prize participated in the Green Summit as part of a worldwide campaign to familiarise organisations, individuals and schools with the benefits of the platform offered by the awards. Pankaj Patel, president and member of the board of Abellon Clean Energy...

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    Masdar and Masdar Institute Launch UAE’s First Independent Solar Testing and R&D Hub

    21 Apr 2015

    The Masdar Solar Hub will serve as a platform to test solar energy systems and deliver new innovative technologies to marketAbu Dhabi, UAE, April 22, 2015 – Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s pioneering renewable energy company, and the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, today announced plans to launch the Masdar Solar Hub to expedite the development of solar technologies. The new hub aims to support Abu Dhabi’s efforts to achieve its ambitions for sol...

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    Masdar City Unveils its First Eco-Villa

    21 Apr 2015

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, April 22, 2015 – Masdar City, Abu Dhabi’s urban innovation ecosystem, today launched a new concept for sustainable villas that generate enough solar energy to power the homes year-round. The eco-villas are designed to accommodate future population growth and meet a growing demand for sustainable family homes.“With nearly eight million people expected to live in the UAE’s urban centres by 2020, this rising population increases the ...

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    Masdar City Expands Learning Opportunities

    20 Apr 2015

    New school and college reinforces Masdar City’s status as a leading urban ecosystem shaped by knowledge and innovationAbu Dhabi, UAE, April 21, 2015 – Masdar City, Abu Dhabi’s sustainable city, announced plans to expand its educational resources with a new school and college, completing an ecosystem that connects education, research and business.When the K-12 GEMS Education school and the undergraduate university Emirates College of Technology (E...

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    Masdar City Begins Construction on Residential Complex

    20 Apr 2015

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, April 20, 2015 – Masdar City, Abu Dhabi’s pioneering, sustainable city, announced construction has begun on a residential complex that advances the city’s aim to be a leading hub of innovation where people live, work, learn and play.Dr Ahmad Belhoul, CEO of Masdar, said: “The start of construction of this residential complex is an important step forward toward completing the vision of Masdar City as a complete ecosystem focused on...

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    UAE Delegation Advances Water Security Debate at 7th World Water Forum

    19 Apr 2015

    UAE delegation, organised by Masdar, concludes successful week of discussions with international community in Republic of KoreaAbu Dhabi, UAE, April 20, 2015 – The UAE concluded its participation in the 7th World Water Forum alongside 30,000 international government leaders, industry experts and policy makers. The Forum, held in the Republic of Korea from April 12th to the 17th, focused on addressing the increasing global water security challenge...

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    WiSER Convenes in New York to Discuss the Critical Role of Gender Diversity for Sustainability

    15 Apr 2015

    Panel held on the side lines of the Bloomberg Future of Energy Summit Abu Dhabi, UAE, April 16, 2015 – The role of women and the importance of gender diversity as a catalyst for innovation was discussed in New York, April 15, during a panel convened by Women in Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy (WiSER). A side-line event during the Bloomberg Future of Energy Summit, the panel also examined the tremendous progress being ...

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    Directorate of Energy & Climate Change Shares UAE’s Approach to Development in Water Sector

    15 Apr 2015

    Historical Water Management Techniques and Sustainable Legacy Drive Sector TodayAbu Dhabi, UAE, April 15, 2015 – HE Dr. Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Permanent Representative of the UAE to IRENA and Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director of Energy and Climate Change, joined representatives from fellow GCC states at a ministerial roundtable discussion on culture, education and capacity development in the water sector at the 7th World Water Forum in the Re...

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    Renewable Energy Cost Competitive with Other Sources

    13 Apr 2015

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, April 14, 2015 – Renewable energy has achieved unprecedented acceptance as a cost competitive technology of choice and is no longer an expensive alternative to traditional sources, according to Dr Ahmad Belhoul, CEO of Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company. Speaking at the plenary session at the Bloomberg Future of Energy Summit in New York, Dr Belhoul’s remarks were featured in the CEO Fireside Chat moder...

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    Zayed Future Energy Prize Calls for Innovation at Bloomberg Future of Energy Summit in New York

    12 Apr 2015

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, April 13, 2015 – Innovation and sustainability will take centre stage in New York, April 13-15, at the Bloomberg Future of Energy Summit as the Zayed Future Energy Prize engages senior decision-makers shaping the future of energy. An annual event, the Bloomberg Future of Energy Summit assembles one thousand leading experts on energy markets, industry, finance and policy.The Zayed Future Energy Prize aims to drive submissions durin...

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    UAE Delegation to Shape Conversation on Future Water Security at World Water Forum in South Korea

    11 Apr 2015

    UAE Minister of State and UAE Minister of Environment and Water to Address International CommunityAbu Dhabi, UAE, April 12, 2015 – Critical issues around the use and conservation of water will take centre stage at the 7th World Water Forum, to be held in South Korea, where a high level delegation from the United Arab Emirates, led by His Highness Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi, will help shape th...

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    UAE Urges Nations to Unite and Act to Ensure Global Water Security

    11 Apr 2015

    UAE Minister of State HE Dr Sultan Al Jaber Delivers Keynote at 7th World Water ForumAbu Dhabi, UAE, April 12, 2015 – Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 7th World Water Forum in the Republic of Korea, His Excellency Dr Sultan Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and Chairman of Masdar called on nations to unite and commit to tangible actions aimed at addressing water scarcity challenges and ensuring global water security.In his keynote speech, Dr...

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    Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to lead UAE Delegation to the 7th World Water Forum in South Korea

    06 Apr 2015

    UAE High-level delegation, organised by Masdar, will showcase the UAE’s innovative water solutions and best practices at influential global eventAbu Dhabi, UAE, April 7, 2015 – Chairman of the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi, His Highness Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, will lead a delegation of prominent UAE government and private sector representatives to the 7th World Water Forum (WWF) in Daegu and Gyeongbuk, South Korea, from April 12-17. T...

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    Michael Bloomberg, UN Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, Tours Masdar City

    17 Mar 2015

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 19, 2015 – Michael Bloomberg, UN Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, and a former mayor of New York City, toured Masdar City yesterday to learn how Abu Dhabi’s low-carbon mixed-use development is pioneering a “greenprint” for how cities can accommodate rapid urbanization and dramatically reduce energy, water and waste.Welcoming Bloomberg to Masdar City, Dr. Ahmad Belhoul, CEO of Masdar, said: “With 70 per cent of th...

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    Masdar and ONEE Partner to Deliver Electricity to 940 Remote Villages in the Kingdom of Morocco

    17 Mar 2015

    When complete, 99 percent of rural Morocco will have access to energyCasablanca, Morocco, March 18, 2015 – Masdar and Morocco’s Office National de l'Electricité et de l'Eau Potable (ONEE) have signed a partnership to design, supply and install 17,670 Solar Home Systems across 940 villages in the Kingdom of Morocco. When complete, the solar homes, along with broader electrification initiatives, will result in 99 percent of rural Morocco having acc...

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    Masdar’s Shams 1 Solar Plant Celebrates Second Anniversary

    16 Mar 2015

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 17, 2015 – Masdar celebrated the second anniversary of operations of its100-Megawatt Shams 1 Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant in Abu Dhabi’s western region. Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, and partners Abengoa Solar and Total built what was the largest solar plant of its kind when it was inaugurated two years ago.The Middle East’s largest CSP plant, Shams 1 today is operating well and producing clean, susta...

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    UN Top Climate Official Visits Zayed Future Energy Prize Winner Liter of Light in Manila

    13 Mar 2015

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: March 14, 2015 – Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat visited Zayed Future Energy Prize 2015 winner Liter of Lightin the Philippines. During her visit, Ms. Figueres met volunteers of the open source network in Manila to raise awareness of climate action in the lead up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris in December 2015 (COP...

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    WiSER Panel Discusses How Innovation Can Support the Water-Energy-Food Nexus

    11 Mar 2015

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 12, 2015 – Leading international and local experts in the fields of water, clean energy and environment convened on March 10, to discuss how innovation can improve sustainability. The forum was held by Women in Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy (WiSER), an initiative of Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company in partnership with the Zayed Future Energy Prize.The experts debated the role innovation plays i...

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    German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel Visits Masdar

    09 Mar 2015

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 10, 2015 – Sigmar Gabriel, German vice chancellor and minister for economic affairs and energy, and a delegation of senior officials yesterday visited Masdar. The delegation also toured Masdar City, one of the world’s most sustainable urban developments, and the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in a visit that underscores the alignment between the UAE and Germany on the importance of developing and adopting clean t...

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    Masdar City Welcomes Heritage Walk Women for Final Night of Their Trek from Al Ain to Abu Dhabi

    06 Mar 2015

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 7, 2015 – A group of 30 women participating in the Heritage Walk from Al Ain to Abu Dhabi camped in Masdar City last night. Held under the patronage of Sheikha Shaikha bint Mohammed bin Khalid Al Nahyan, the 140 kilometre trek pays tribute to UAE history, when Emirati families regularly made the trip from Al Ain to Abu Dhabi. The Heritage Walk culminates today in Al Bateen after the sixth and final night in Masdar City, one ...

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    Young Emirati to Join Solar Impulse team on Historic Round-the-World Flight

    03 Mar 2015

    Abu Dhabi, March 4th, 2015 –Hasan Al Redaini will join the Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) team on its round-the-world journey set to take-off this March from Abu Dhabi. Si2 is the first solar-powered plane able to fly day and night without a drop of fuel.Abu Dhabi is honoured – and a natural partner – to be the host city of Si2’s historic five-month journey around the world aiming to inspire future generations. This journey coincides with the UAE ‘Year o...

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    “Expo 2020” Sculpture Unveiled in Masdar City

    28 Feb 2015

    Masdar employees, Masdar Institute students, and Masdar Free Zone tenants attended the unveiling yesterday of a 6-meter-tall Expo 2020 Dubai sculpture at Masdar City, one of the world’s most sustainable urban developments. H.E. Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, minister of state and chairman of Masdar, and Dr. Ahmad Belhoul, CEO of Masdar, also witnessed the unveiling. One of three large sculptures displayed in Abu Dhabi, the Finnish-born artist Kustaa ...

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    The UAE Inaugurates Three Micro Grid Solar Plants in Fiji

    17 Feb 2015

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, February 18, 2015 – H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE’s minister of foreign affairs, today inaugurated a solar photovoltaic micro grid project that brings clean energy to some of Fiji’s outer islands. Constructed by Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, the clean energy project is the third financed by the United Arab Emirates’ US$50 million Pacific Partnership Fund, through the Abu Dhabi Fund for Developme...

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    3,000 UAE Students Attend ADSW To Learn About Sustainability and Advances in Clean Energy

    21 Jan 2015

    The conference, hosted by Masdar, at the start of the UAE’s Year of Innovation, introduces local students to the latest developments in renewable energy and clean technologyAbu Dhabi, UAE – 22 January, 2015: More than 3,000 students attended the 2015 Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) held in Abu Dhabi, 17-24 January. Masdar – Abu Dhabi's renewable energy company – is committed to educating children about sustainability and the most recent adva...

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    Masdar to Deliver 12 MW of Solar Power in Mauritania

    20 Jan 2015

    Projects deliver access to energy across seven townsAbu Dhabi, UAE – 21 January, 2015: Masdar today signed a contract with Mauritania’s Ministry of Petroleum, Energy, and Mines, to deliver seven solar photovoltaic (PV) projects, with a total capacity of 12 megawatts, providing access to clean and reliable energy to seven towns across the country. Completion of all the projects is expected by the first quarter of 2016. When complete, the solar-pow...

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    Women in Sustainability Unite at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week

    20 Jan 2015

    Local and International Female Leaders Assemble to Address Challenges of Climate Change and Energy SecurityAbu Dhabi, UAE 20 January, 2015 –­ Women working in the field of sustainability received high-profile recognition today in a major forum convened by Masdar in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Zayed Future Energy Prize. Featuring female executives and leaders from around the globe, the Women in Sustainability, Enviro...

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    Masdar City Welcomes the Completed IRENA Global Headquarters Building

    20 Jan 2015

    Abu Dhabi’s first 4 Pearl-rated office building by the Urban Planning Council’s Estidama Programme for sustainabilityAbu Dhabi, UAE – January 21, 2015: Masdar today announced the completion of the IRENA Global Headquarters complex, which is almost fully leased and will be the permanent home of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), as well as other commercial tenants. Located in Masdar City – Abu Dhabi’s low-carbon, sustainable urban ...

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    Masdar CEO Stresses the Commercial Viability of Renewable Energy

    19 Jan 2015

    Dr. Ahmad Belhoul, Masdar CEO, delivers keynote speech during the 8th World Future Energy SummitAbu Dhabi-UAE: 20 January, 2015 – Dr. Ahmad Belhoul, Masdar CEO, today delivered the keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the eighth World Future Energy Summit (WFES), a key event as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. During the keynote, Dr. Belhoul stressed the need to accelerate the adoption of renewable energy as a commercially viable ...

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    Mohammed bin Rashid and Mohammed bin Zayed attend 8th WFES, During the ADSW Opening Ceremony

    18 Jan 2015

    Egyptian President El-Sisi delivers opening ceremony keynote speech His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces today attended the eighth World Future Energy Summit, a key platform as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Wee...

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    Al Gore Receives Lifetime Achievement Award at Zayed Future Energy Prize 2015

    18 Jan 2015

    Former US Vice-President to Donate Prize Fund to ‘The Climate Reality Project’ VolunteersAbu Dhabi - UAE: 19 January, 2015 – Former US Vice President Al Gore has received the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Zayed Future Energy Prize. Gore was recognised for his unwavering personal and political commitment to raise international awareness about the dangers of climate change, while reinforcing optimism that the global community can and will ...

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    Mohammad bin Rashed, Mohammad bin Zayed and Egypt’s President Sisi Award ZFEP 2015 Winners

    18 Jan 2015

    Ceremony Held During Abu Dhabi Sustainability WeekPrize improves over 150 million lives in 7 yearsHis Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashed al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, His Excellency Abdulfattah El Sisi, President of the Republic of Egypt and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Awarded the 7th Zayed Future Energy P...

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    Students Welcome the UAE’s Solar-Powered Car as it Reaches Shams 1 – Abu Dhabi’s 100MW Solar Plant

    17 Jan 2015

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: 18 January, 2015 – More than 200 school students cheered on the arrival of the Petroleum Institute’s solar-powered car as it reached Shams 1 – Abu Dhabi’s large-scale concentrated solar power plant – located in Al Gharbiya. The Petroleum Institute’s car and its team are representing the United Arab Emirates as part of the Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge.Part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, and the first event of its kind in the region,...

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    UAE Announces Four New Renewable Energy Projects in the Pacific under $50m Fund

    16 Jan 2015

    Abu Dhabi, UAE – 17 January, 2015: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) today signed partnership agreements with four new Pacific island countries to deploy renewable energy projects under the US$50 million UAE-Pacific Partnership Fund. Grant funding is provided by the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), with the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs managing the initiative and Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, leading implementati...

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    Masdar Reveals Winner of Third International Blogging Contest themed ‘Describe Your City in 2030’

    13 Jan 2015

    Contest received more than 100 entries from six continents as people envisioned their ideal, sustainable city of the futureAbu Dhabi, UAE: 14 January, 2015 – Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, today announced the winner of its third annual Engage Blogging Contest. The contest received 106 entries from 40 countries, all of which creatively described the ideal, sustainable city of the future. The collective entries drove thousands of peo...

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    Masdar City to Host Annual Sustainability Festival

    13 Jan 2015

    Family day out will offer wide range of free and fun themed activitiesAbu Dhabi-UAE: 14 January, 2015 – Masdar City will host the second annual Festival at Masdar City from 11am to 9pm on January 23-24, marking the close of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW). The event will be an opportunity to enjoy a fun and family focused day out, in one of the world’s most sustainable cities. The Festival will bring sustainability to life, across a range of...

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    Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2015 Kicks Off UAE’s ‘Year of Innovation’

    11 Jan 2015

    Global event promotes technology development to address resource security, sustainable development and climate riskAbu Dhabi, UAE: 12 January, 2015 – Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) is the first major event of 2015 reinforcing the UAE’s ‘Year of Innovation’ – a federal initiative promoting innovation as a strategic pathway to strengthen the country’s economy and global competitiveness. The yearly platform, January 17-24, directly supports th...

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    In the News: Solar Impulse 2 Arrives in Abu Dhabi

    10 Jan 2015

    The Arabian Gazette - January 8, 2015: Solar Impulse 2 (Si2), the world’s first solar-powered plane able to fly day and night without a drop of fuel, arrived in Abu Dhabi by cargo plane from Switzerland. Si2’s crew of 80 technicians, engineers and a communications team will spend the next week re-assembling the giant plane and readying it for public display this month at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) in advance of its March take-off o...

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    Masdar Begins Delivery of Four New UAE Funded Solar Projects in Pacific Island Countries

    29 Dec 2014

    Projects in Kiribati, Fiji, Tuvalu and Vanuatu are financed by US$50 million UAE-Pacific Partnership FundAbu Dhabi, UAE – December 30, 2014: Masdar today announced the construction kick-off for four new solar-power projects in the Pacific island countries of Kiribati, Fiji, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. Financed under the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development’s US$50 million UAE-Pacific Partnership Fund, the solar projects will collectively deliver 1.8 megawatts ...

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    A High-level Delegation Visits Shams 1 Solar Plant

    21 Dec 2014

    Visit to 100-megawatt solar thermal planttakes place during a tour of Abu Dhabi’s Western RegionAbu Dhabi-UAE: 22 December, 2014 – Ambassadors from 18 countries recently visited Shams 1 – a 100-megawatt solar-thermal project located in Abu Dhabi’s Western Region. The tour of Shams 1 was part of a broader visit to the region organized and hosted by the Ruler's Representative Court in the Western Region. The ambassadors – representing several Arab,...

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    Masdar Launches 3rd International Engage Blogging Contest

    12 Dec 2014

    This Year’s Theme: Describe Your City in 2030Abu Dhabi, UAE: 14 December, 2014 – Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, today launched the third edition of its international Engage Blogging Contest ahead of January’s Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) 2015 – the region’s largest gathering on sustainability. Under the theme “Describe Your City in 2030,” the competition asks contributors to imagine how cities – urban environments – will lo...

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    THE PETROLEUM INSTITUTE LAUNCHES UAE TEAM’S ABU DHABI SOLAR CHALLENGE CAR

    10 Dec 2014

    PI students will proudly represent the UAE and compete with international teams during the solar-powered challengeAbu Dhabi, UAE – December 11, 2014: The Petroleum Institute (PI) today launched the solar-powered car that will represent the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the inaugural Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge, January 15-19, sponsored by ADNOC and hosted by Masdar. The super-sleek, high-tech vehicle will compete against 20 international teams in a...

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    Masdar launches enhanced green building materials website

    16 Nov 2014

    Masdar on Sunday announced the official launch of its enhanced green building materials website, the Future Build, enabling the listed suppliers to market their products as The Future Build certified products.The website which was initially launched in 2011 is the first of its kind in the region, bringing together the largest database of independently assessed green building products and materials. The Future Build has been the primary...

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    Middle East’s First Commercial-Scale Carbon Capture Company Unveiled at ADIPEC

    09 Nov 2014

    Abu Dhabi, UAE – 10 November, 2014: Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Masdar today unveiled “Al Reyadah” –the Middle East’s first specialized company focused on exploring and developing commercial-scale projects for carbon capture, usage and sequestration (CCUS). The name and logo of the joint venture – which means ‘leadership’ in Arabic – was revealed at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADI...

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    Abu Dhabi Prepares for the Arrival of Solar Impulse 2

    24 Oct 2014

    Abu Dhabi – October 25, 2014: Solar Impulse representatives have arrived in Abu Dhabi to meet with local authorities in beginning preparation for the plane’s arrival in January. With the historic flight scheduled to take off from Abu Dhabi next March, pilots of the Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) will conduct test flights and perform fine-tuning exercises this January, in preparation for the five month journey. The plane, and its two co-founders, will atte...

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    Masdar To Build The First Large-Scale Wind Farm In The GCC

    21 Oct 2014

    Abu Dhabi, UAE – 22 October, 2014: Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, today signed a joint development agreement with the Rural Areas Electricity Company (RAECO) to build the first large-scale wind farm in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). The $125 million, 50-megawatt wind farm in the Sultanate of Oman will be constructed in the country’s Dhofar Governorate. The project is estimated to generate enough clean electricity to power...

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    Masdar And Etisalat Agree To Collaborate On Renewable Energy And Efficiency Solutions

    17 Oct 2014

    Abu Dhabi, UAE – 18 October, 2014:  Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, is to collaborate with Etisalat, the region's leading telecommunication service provider, to help it integrate sustainable, energy solutions into its operations. A two-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed on the sidelines of GITEX Technology Week 2014, by Dr. Ahmad Belhoul, CEO of Masdar and Engineer Saleh Al Abdooli, CEO of Etisalat. At GITEX, Mas...

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    Masdar And The Khalifa Fund For Enterprise Development Join Forces To Boost Emirati Entrepreneurship

    28 Sep 2014

    Abu Dhabi, UAE – 29 September, 2014: Yesterday, Masdar signed a framework agreement with the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development with the goal of enhancing opportunities for Emirati-led clean technology entrepreneurship. The agreement was signed by Dr. Ahmad Belhoul, CEO of Masdar, and Abdullah Al Darmaki, CEO of the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development, at Masdar. Together, the two organizations will explore areas of collaboration in...

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    Abu Dhabi Named Host City For The First Round-The-World Solar Flight By Solar Impulse 2

    28 Sep 2014

    New York, 25 September 2014 – Abu Dhabi, capital city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), will be the start and finish of the first solar-powered flight around the world, which co-founders and pilots, Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg are planning to undertake in March 2015 with Solar Impulse 2. The announcement was made in New York during the United Arab Emirates reception held on the sidelines of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly. In...

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    Masdar Invests In Offshore Wind Farm; Expanding Its Presence In The UK Wind Energy Market

    22 Sep 2014

    Abu Dhabi, UAE – 23 September, 2014: Today, Masdar announced its partnership with Norway’s Statoil and Statkraft in a 402 MW offshore wind farm project, off the Norfolk coast in Eastern England. Masdar acquired a 35 percent stake in the project from Statoil. This leaves Statoil retaining a 35 percent stake and remaining operator of the project, with the remaining 30 percent owned by Statkraft. “As the only OPEC nation supplying both traditional...

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    Masdar Delivers Samoa’s First Wind Farm

    28 Aug 2014

    Abu Dhabi, UAE – 29 August, 2014: The Samoan Prime Minister, the Honorable Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi, today inaugurated the country’s first wind farm. Delivered by Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, the 550 kWe project is the second completed under the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) $50 million Pacific Partnership Fund, which is managed by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD). The inauguration ceremony comes two days before the ...

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    US Congressional Delegation Visits

    24 Aug 2014

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: 25 August, 2014 – A delegation of eight representatives from the United States Congress visited Masdar City on Sunday as part of a trip to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to participate in an educational and cultural exchange. In addition to official government meetings, the delegation, led by U.S. Congresswoman and Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Rep. Marcia L. Fudge, met with senior executives and researchers...

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    Masdar Launches Heat Safety Awareness Campaign

    25 Jun 2014

    Abu Dhabi, UAE – June 26,2014: Construction workers employed on projects withinMasdar City, including the new headquarters for the International RenewableEnergy Agency (IRENA), have been given advice and training on how to avoid heatrelated health problems while working in the high summer temperatures.The heat safety awareness campaign, which includedadvice on how to reduce the risk of heat exhaustion, or heat stroke, and theimportance of staying...

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    Mohammed bin Zayed Hails Renewable Energy Accord between U.A.E and Saudi Arabia

    15 Jun 2014

    Masdar and K.A.CARE to Work Together to Advance Development of Clean Energy Across the Region Abu Dhabi June 16, 2014: Masdar and the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (K.A.CARE) today announced an agreement to work together to advance the development of renewable energy and clean technology across the region.   The accord, which comes at a time of increasing interest in renewables across the region, lays down a f...

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    Makers of Iconic Hybrid London Double-Decker Bus Establish Middle East Headquarters in Masdar City

    09 Jun 2014

    Wrightbus International Opens Middle East Regional Office in Heart of Abu Dhabi’s Growth Corridor Abu Dhabi, UAE – 10 June, 2014: Wrightbus International, the company behind the iconic London double-decker buses, officially opened its Middle East headquarters in Masdar City, today. A global leader in hybrid and all electric public transport and urban mobility, the company will look to leverage its strategic base at Masdar C...

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    United Arab Emirates Now Ranks Third Among World Nations in Total Concentrated Solar Power Capacity

    03 Jun 2014

    Masdar’s100MW Plant in Abu Dhabi’s Western Region Reflects the Strong Growth of CSP inEmerging Markets Abu Dhabi, UAE – 04 June, 2014: Masdar’s Shams I concentrated solar power (CSP) plantin Abu Dhabi catapulted the United Arab Emirates to its new ranking as thirdamong the world’s nations in both 2013 CSP technology investment and total CSP capacity.The UAE now ranks only behind Spain and the United States in total CSPgeneration; India and China ...

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    UAE Looks to Strengthen Economic Ties With China in Bilateral Talks

    29 May 2014

    H.E DrSultan Al Jaber, minister of state, holds meetings with government and businessMay 30, 2014, AbuDhabi – Major Gen Omar al Bitar  Opportunities to strengthen economic tiesbetween the United Arab Emirates and China, were the focus of talks during atwo-day visit to China by UAE minister of state H.E Dr. Sultan Al Jaber.The visit is expected to lay the ground work for increased economicactivity between the UAE and China which is growing at...

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    Investments in Clean Energy Can Play Critical Role in Driving Economic Growth in Western Region

    20 May 2014

    Masdar to HighlightShams 1’s Contribution to Western Region Development, at Second Annual AlGharbia Development ForumAbu Dhabi, UAE – 18 May, 2014: Investments in clean energy can play a critical rolein driving economic growth in Abu Dhabi’s Western Region, home to Masdar’sShams 1 concentrated solar plant, according to Yousif Al Ali, General Managerof the Shams Power Company.Also known as Al Gharbia, the emirate’s Western Regionis the heart of th...

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    Pope Tawadros II, Leader of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria, Visits Masdar City

    12 May 2014

    ​Abu Dhabi, UAE: May 13, 2013 – His Holiness Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria, Patriarch of the See of St. Mark, and leader of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria, visited Masdar City today. Accompanied by his H.E. the Ambassador of Egypt, Ehab Hamouda, the leader of all Egyptian Coptics was given a guided tour by Yousif Al Ali, General Manager of Shams Power Company.“We’re very pleased that we had the chance to visit Masdar City. We found the...

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    Successful Abu Dhabi Ascent Concludes with Call on Action from Ban Ki-moon

    05 May 2014

    ​Abu Dhabi-UAE: 06 May 2014 – UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, officially closed climate change discussions in Abu Dhabi yesterday (Monday) with a rallying cry to governments and business to take meaningful action to mitigate the impact of climate change.  Hailing the Abu Dhabi Ascent as a success, he said the meeting was a critical step forward on the way to forging a consensus on how to tackle climate change. The Abu Dhabi Ascent wa...

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    Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge Launched

    05 May 2014

    5 May 2014, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE): The Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge (ADSC), the first ever solar car competition to take place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), was announced today. Navigating the entire country, the 1,200km ADSC will start and finish in Abu Dhabi and take place from the 16-19 January, 2015. The race will coincide with Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week and end at the opening ceremony of the World Future Energy Summit. T...

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    Masdar Awards Contracts for Advanced Energy-Efficient Desalination Pilot Project

    04 May 2014

    ​Four companies selectedto demonstrate next-generation seawater desalination technologies with goal tostrengthen the UAE’s long-term water securityAbu Dhabi, UAE – 5 May, 2014: Masdar today awardedfour companies – Abengoa, Degrémont, Sidem/Veolia and Trevi Systems – withcontracts to each start the construction of a desalination plant as part ofMasdar’s pilot project in Abu Dhabi. First announced in January 2013, theproject aims to develop and dem...

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    Over 200 Stakeholders in Higher Education, Energy and Aerospace Gathering for ‘UAE Forum on Innovati

    26 Apr 2014

    More than 200 keystakeholders from government, academia, finance, business, industry and privatefoundations will be gathering for the UAE Forum on Innovation andEntrepreneurship 2014 in Abu Dhabi, the organizers announced today. Hostedby Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-drivengraduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainabletechnologies, in collaboration with BP Exploration Operating Compa...

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    Masdar City to Showcase Investment Opportunities During Cityscape Abu Dhabi

    20 Apr 2014

    Abu Dhabi, UAE – 20 April, 2014: Masdar City representatives will showcase the city’s attractive investment opportunities during Cityscape Abu Dhabi, the Emirates’ foremost real estate event held April 22-24 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. “Masdar City is proving that sustainable urban development can deliver both environmental benefits and commercial returns,” said Anthony Mallows, director of Masdar City. “Cityscape is a valua...

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    Masdar Institute Establishes iMicro to Serve Abu Dhabi’s Emerging Semiconductor Ecosystem

    09 Mar 2014

    ​Abu Dhabi-UAE: 10 March, 2014 – Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, today announced the creation of its Institute Center for Microsystems (iMicro) that will serve as a research and development hub for Abu Dhabi’s emerging semiconductor ecosystem.The center has been established to provide strategic and operational direction t...

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    Impending High-Level Visits from Ireland Aim to Strengthen Trade Ties with UAE, Says Envoy

    05 Mar 2014

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: 06 March, 2014 – Recent and upcoming visits of high-level delegations between the UAE and Ireland strongly illustrate the historic links between the two countries, as well as the increasing volume of two-way trade and the willingness to strengthen relations further, according to His Excellency Patrick Hennessy, Irish Ambassador to the UAE. Reflecting the continued interest in trade, Ireland’s Minister for the Environmen...

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    Masdar Signs MOU with JBIC to Accelerate Renewable Energy Technologies

    25 Feb 2014

    ​Abu Dhabi, UAE – 26 February, 2014: Masdar today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) that will see the two parties work together in identifying, financing and executing renewable energy projects around the world. The agreement was signed by H.E Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State and CEO of Masdar, and JBIC Governor, CEO, Hiroshi Watanabe. The signing took place in the presence o...

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    UAE to Host High-Level Meeting in May Leading up to the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit

    04 Feb 2014

    New York, 5 February - A special two-day high- level meeting will be held from 4-5 May in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, to encourage announcements of greater action and ambition by world leaders at the Secretary-General’s Climate Summit in September, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and United Arab Emirates Minister of State and Special Envoy for Energy and Climate Change, Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, announced today.  The Climate Summit wi...

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    World Champion Tokai University Solar Car Makes Test Drive at Masdar City

    23 Jan 2014

    ​Abu Dhabi, UAE: January 24 2014 – The Tokai University Solar Car, winner of the prestigious 2012 World Solar Challenge in Australia and other global solar car races, was on display at Masdar City today. The car was on show as part of The Festival at Masdar City – a two-day celebration of sustainability for the community, which ends this year’s Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.Also called the “Tokai Challenger,” Tokai University’s Solar Car team too...

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    Sustainability Festival at Attracts Thousands to Masdar City

    23 Jan 2014

    ​Abu Dhabi, UAE: January 24, 2014 – The Festival at Masdar City – a two-day celebration of sustainability for the whole family, attracted thousands of UAE residents to Abu Dhabi’s low-carbon urban development today. The event, which ends tomorrow, forms part of this year’s Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week – a week-long series of events and conferences dedicated to advancing sustainability. Through workshops, activities and interaction, The Fest...

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    Two-Day Sustainability Festival at Masdar City Opens Tomorrow

    22 Jan 2014

    ​Abu Dhabi-UAE: 23 January, 2014 – Masdar City’s two-day sustainability festival will get underway tomorrow, marking the end of the second edition of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW). The Festival at Masdar City will be an opportunity for the community to spend a fun, educational weekend in one of the world’s most sustainable cities. Open from 11am to 8pm and ending on Saturday, the event is expected to attract thousands of local residents ea...

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    Siemens strengthens Middle East presence with new headquarters at Masdar City

    21 Jan 2014

    ​Siemens, the global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering operating in the energy, infrastructure, industry and healthcare sectors, today inaugurated its new Middle East headquarters at Masdar City – Abu Dhabi’s low-carbon, sustainable city – where Siemens is an anchor tenant. The Siemens building has been designed with sustainable materials and energy efficient technologies, making it the first LEED Platinum certified office in t...

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    Masdar Signs Cooperative Framework with Energias de Portugal to Accelerate Renewable Energy Developm

    21 Jan 2014

    ​Abu Dhabi, UAE – 22 January, 2014: Masdar today signed a framework agreement with Energias De Portugal (EDP), Portugal’s largest utility company, to explore opportunities to deploy large-scale renewable energy projects and promote renewables as source of foreign aid. The agreement was signed by Jorge Cruz Morais, director-general of EDP Internacional and H.E Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, CEO of Masdar, during the seventh World Future Energy Summit, a glo...

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    UAE and New Zealand Sign Partnership Arrangement to Deploy Renewable Energy Project

    20 Jan 2014

    ​Abu Dhabi, UAE – 21 January, 2014: The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), along with Masdar, today signed a partnership arrangement with the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade to accelerate the global deployment of renewable energy, particularly in Pacific Island countries. Potential project financing comes from a NZ$65 million (US$54 million) pledge by the New Zealand government and the US$50 million grant UAE-Pacific Partne...

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    Masdar & European Investment Bank Working Together to Accelerate Renewable Energy Development in ME

    20 Jan 2014

    Abu Dhabi, UAE – 21 January, 2014: Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, today announced plans to collaborate with the European Investment Bank (EIB) – the financial arm of the European Union – to accelerate the development of clean energy projects in parts of the Middle East and North Africa. The framework agreement, signed during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, allows Masdar and EIB to jointly identify investment ...

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    Indian Ocean Rim Countries Launch Partnership to Accelerate Growth of Renewable Energy Markets

    20 Jan 2014

    ​Abu Dhabi, UAE – 21 January, 2014: Ministers and senior officials from 25 Indian Ocean Rim Association countries today launched a series of new initiatives to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy throughout the Indian Ocean region. The cooperative initiatives – the region’s first collective response to its rapidly growing clean energy sector – were formed during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week as part of a ministerial meeting hosted ...

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    HRH Crown Prince of Denmark Visits Masdar Projects during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week

    20 Jan 2014

    ​Abu Dhabi, January 21, 2014: HRH Crown Prince of Denmark today visited two of Masdar’s flagship projects including Masdar City, the low-carbon urban development, and Shams 1, the 100-megawatt concentrated solar power plant in Abu Dhabi. The Crown Prince was in the United Arab Emirates to participate in the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) where Denmark yesterday signed a framework agreement with the UAE to explore and co-develop renewable en...

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    UAE and Denmark Cooperate to Advance Renewable Energy and Sustainability Globally

    19 Jan 2014

    ​Abu Dhabi, UAE – 20 January, 2014: The United Arab Emirates and the Government of Denmark today signed a strategic framework agreement outlining nine areas of collaboration focused on advancing renewable energy and sustainability globally. The agreement was signed by H.E. Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, UAE minister of state and CEO of Masdar, and Rasmus Helveg Petersen, Danish minister of development cooperation. The signing ceremony was held in the prese...

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    ‘Blue Economy Summit’ Highlights Importance of Marine Ecosystems in Achieving Global Sustainability

    19 Jan 2014

    ​Abu Dhabi, UAE – January 20, 2014: The ‘Blue Economy Summit’ was held today in Abu Dhabi to address the unique climate and sustainably challenges facing Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and marine ecosystems. With over 70 percent of the world’s surface covered by oceans, protecting the health of marine environments is fundamental to protecting the world’s interconnected economies and long-term sustainability. Today’s summit is a contin...

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    5 Pacific Countries to Receive Grants from UAE’s $50m Renewable Energy Fund

    19 Jan 2014

    ​Abu Dhabi, UAE – 20 January, 2014: The United Arab Emirates today signed partnerships with five Pacific island countries to deploy renewable energy projects, financed from the US$50 million UAE-Pacific Partnership Fund. The solar and wind projects – in Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Tuvalu and Vanuatu – represent one of the largest capital investments in the region’s clean energy sector. With grant financing from Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), p...

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    Second Edition of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week Kicks Off

    18 Jan 2014

    ​Abu Dhabi-UAE: 17 January, 2014 – The second edition of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) gets underway today, welcoming global leaders to the UAE capital for a week of high-level dialogue to address the interconnected challenges affecting renewable energy, water scarcity and sustainable development. Taking place January 18-25, ADSW is the Middle East’s largest gathering on sustainability.The official opening ceremony of ADSW will be held Jan...

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    Influential Thought Leaders to Address Sustainable Development and Evolving Global Energy Landscape

    15 Jan 2014

    ​Abu Dhabi, UAE – 16 January, 2014: Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) will unite leading global thinkers – from academia, industry and government – to tackle some of today’s most pressing energy and sustainability challenges. During the week-long series of events, the evolving energy landscape will be debated, including the economics of renewables, water scarcity, waste management and sustainable development, among other topics.ADSW, January 1...

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    GE Unveils Ecomagination Center in Masdar City

    14 Jan 2014

    ​Abu Dhabi, UAE; January 15, 2014: GE (NYSE: GE) today unveiled its ecomagination Center in Masdar City to develop innovative solutions for driving sustainable growth. Masdar City, located in Abu Dhabi, UAE is one of the world’s most sustainable cities and is on a mission to discover a “greenprint” for how cities can accommodate for denser populations, while reducing energy, water and waste.As part of a strategic co-operation agreement signed bet...

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    Two-Day Sustainability Festival to Take Place at Masdar City

    13 Jan 2014

    ​Abu Dhabi-UAE: 14 January, 2014 – Masdar City will host a two-day street festival as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) later this month. The Festival at Masdar City will be an opportunity for Abu Dhabi residents to spend a fun, educational weekend in one of the world’s most sustainable cities. Taking place January 24-25, the event is expected to attract thousands of local residents eager to learn about living sustainably. Just 17...

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    Masdar Announces Winner of Second International Blogging Contest

    12 Jan 2014

    ​Abu Dhabi, UAE: 13 January, 2014 – Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, today announced the winner of its annual Engage Blogging Contest. Masdar initiated the competition to drive international discussion about the role cities can have on sustainable development across the world. The contest received 117 entries from six continents and motivated thousands of readers to share their ideas about sustainability across Masdar’s web site, blo...

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    Masdar City to Showcase its Recent Growth and Business Opportunities During Abu Dhabi Sustainability

    10 Jan 2014

    ​Abu Dhabi, UAE – 11 January, 2014: MasdarCity representatives will be showcasing the city’s latest developments andachievements at the Masdar stand during the World Future Energy Summit (WFES),January 20-22. Representatives will highlight the attractive businesspossibilities of the city’s free zone and “One-Stop-Shop” service, which enablesseamless registration and office leasing within Abu Dhabi’s sustainable city. <?xml:namespace prefix = o...

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    Masdar’s Global Clean Energy Achievements to be Showcased During ADSW 2014

    01 Jan 2014

    ​Abu Dhabi, UAE – 4 January, 2014: Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, will showcase its past year’s global contribution to clean energy development at the 7th World Future Energy Summit during the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) – the region’s largest gathering on sustainability. Masdar will use the platform to highlight a year in which it has inaugurated solar and wind projects in the UAE, UK, Seychelles and Mauritania, installin...

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    Ambassador Highlights Colombia’s Large Untapped Hydro and Wind Power Potential

    23 Dec 2013

    ​Abu Dhabi-UAE: 24 December, 2013 – Colombia has large untapped hydro and wind power potential that can not only meet its entire energy requirements but also supply sustainable energy to many of its neighbors in South and Central America, according to His Excellency Roberto Vélez, Ambassador of Colombia to the UAE.His Excellency Roberto Vélez’s remarks came during a lecture titled ‘Colombia – a growing country and committed to sustainability’ tha...

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    Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Masdar Collaborate to Make UAE Diplomatic Buildings More Efficient

    22 Dec 2013

    Abu Dhabi, UAE: December 23, 2013 – The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, have signed two contracts whereupon Masdar will audit the energy, waste and water efficiency of the UAE Ministry Foreign Affairs headquarters, and provide an assessment on the sustainability elements of the new UAE embassy design in Doha, Qatar. Under the agreements, Masdar will provide its expertis...

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    Masdar Launches Second Edition of International Blogging Contest with Focus on Cities and Sustainabl

    09 Dec 2013

    Abu Dhabi, UAE: 10 December, 2013 – Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s Renewable Energy Company, has launched the second edition of its international Engage Blogging Contest ahead of January’s Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) 2014 – the region’s largest gathering on sustainability. Under the theme “Cities and Sustainable Development,” the competition asks contributors to discuss their views of the critical role our ...

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    Financial Close Reached to Build the First Utility-Scale Wind Farm in Jordan

    02 Dec 2013

    ​Amman, Jordan – 28 November, 2013: Jordan Wind Project Company (JWPC) today signed the financing agreement to begin construction of the Middle East’s first utility-scale wind-power project. Located in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the 117MW Tafila Wind Farm will increase the country’s total power capacity by 3%. The project will cost an estimated US$290 million. JWPC is a co-development between InfraMed (50%), Masdar (31%) and EP Global ...

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    Bio-fuels and New-Generation Technologies to Help Aviation Sector Curb Carbon Emissions

    26 Nov 2013

    ​Abu Dhabi-UAE: 26 November, 2013 – Bio-fuels and new-generation technologies coupled with known operations and infrastructure measures, will help the aviation industry reduce carbon emissions substantially.However, the main challenge is being able to produce enough feed-stocks at industrial scale in a sustainable manner, without falling into the common debates of food vs. fuel or indirect land use change, according to Dr. Alejandro Ríos Galván, ...

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    ADCCI Sign MOU with Masdar to Promote Abu Dhabi as a Leading Investment Destination

    19 Nov 2013

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; November 19, 2013 – The MoU was signed by His Excellency Mohammed Helal Al Muhairi, Director General of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Chief Operating Officer of Masdar. The cooperation between ADCCI and Masdar supports their common goal in increasing commercial activities in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and Masdar City.  The collaboration of both part...

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    YFEL Members Collect Real-life Data for Projects in Sustainability near Ladakh

    13 Nov 2013

    ​Abu Dhabi-UAE: 14 November, 2013 – Masdar Institute of Science of Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technology, today announced members of the Young Future Energy Leaders (YFEL) outreach program interacted with villagers in the Ladakh region, visiting their homes and collecting real-life data for their projects in sustainability.The YFEL members were in India as part ...

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    ADNOC and Masdar Launch Joint Venture to Develop Commercial-Scale Carbon Capture, Usage, and Storage Projects

    09 Nov 2013

    ​Abu Dhabi, UAE: November 10, 2013 – Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Masdar today signed a joint venture agreement – the Middle East’s first company focused on exploring and developing commercial-scale projects for carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS). ADNOC and Masdar jointly awarded a AED 450 million engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to Dodsal Group to build a carbon dioxide (CO2) compression facility and a...

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    Masdar Achieves Financial Close of London Array Project

    09 Oct 2013

    ​Abu Dhabi, UAE: October 10, 2013 – Masdar Energy UK, a wholly owned subsidiary of Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, today announced the completion of a 12 year limited-recourse project financing of up to £266 million for its stake in phase one of London Array. The landmark financing is the first time that a limited-recourse structure has been completed for an unincorporated joint venture within the renewable energy industry. Ina...

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    Tony Blair addresses UAE-UK Hosted Climate Finance Roundtable in New York City

    26 Sep 2013

    ​“The finance sector is an indispensable partner in the future success of clean energy,” said Mr. Tony Blair, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. “During the time that I have worked to advance solutions to climate change I have seen an important shift from high level policy discussions to practical solutions on the ground.” He pointed to the UAE as one of the leaders in this transition.“This workshop has suggested practical solutions, su...

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    Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Masdar Sign MoU to Reduce Environmental Impact of UAE Embassies Worl

    14 Jul 2013

    ​The MoU was signed by His Excellency Shiekh Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Butti Al Hamed, the Under Secretary for the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs; and Mohamed Al Ramahi, the chief operating officer of Masdar.Under the five-year MoU, Masdar will provide expertise to MoFA, ensuring that the embassy buildings benefit from increased operational efficiency through measures to reduce waste and conserve energy and water. Abu Dhabi’s Estidama Pearl rati...

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    Prime Minister David Cameron inaugurates world’s largest offshore wind farm

    03 Jul 2013

    ​London Array, the 630MW offshore wind farm located in the Outer Thames Estuary, first started generating power in October 2012.  The 175th turbine was bought online in March 2013 and London Array is now celebrating the completion and full operation of the site, which could supply around 500,000 UK homes with electricity each year.Construction began in July 2009 when work started to build a new onshore substation on the north Kent coast to f...

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    ​Masdar and Red Crescent Sign Agreement to Provide

    30 Jun 2013

    Abu Dhabi, UAE: July 1, 2013 – Masdar and the UAE Red Crescent Authority yesterday signed a framework agreement to develop renewable energy solutions that will provide humanitarian relief to people across the world who lack basic services, such as electricity and water. The ultimate goal of the agreement is to provide for the development, building and commissioning of several renewable energy projects, along with associated applications suc...

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    ​Masdar Launches Wind Farm in Republic of Seychelles

    16 Jun 2013

    ​Seychelles currently relies on expensive diesel generators to meet its electricity demand. With fuel accounting for 25 percent of the country’s total net imports, Seychelles is committed to diversifying its energy mix and reducing its reliance on fuel imports. Being an island country, with limited options to produce electricity, wind power generation presents a viable solution to meet a national target of 15 percent energy from renewable sources...

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    During Keynote Speech, Masdar Director Stresses the Importance of Collaboration and Co-Innovation

    18 May 2013

    ​Mr. Al Lamki also provided a powerful narrative showcasing some of Masdar’s innovative projects as examples for how working together can result in tangible, meaningful progress. The keynote was delivered during the Powering Progress Together forum – an event co-hosted by Shell and the city of Rotterdam, Netherlands.“Masdar has a powerful story to share. Through partnerships and sharing risk, we are demonstrating that renewable energy can be comm...

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    Masdar CEO Stresses Need for Securing Energy through Diversifying its Sources

    13 May 2013

    ​The lecture explained the efforts the UAE is carrying out to diversify its energy mix through initiatives like Masdar, which is focusing on all necessary pillars of the value chain necessary to build a new sector, including research and development, investment, developing renewable energy projects and implementing the principles of sustainable development. The lecture noted that North America’s discovery of abundant reserves of shale gas an...

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    Masdar Sends Competition Winners on Helicopter Ride over Shams 1 and Masdar City

    04 May 2013

    ​The tour first provided a birds-eye view of the Shams 1 power project, located in the Western Region of Abu Dhabi. The 100-megawatt power plant generates enough energy to power 20,000 homes and displace 175,000 tons of CO2. The winners then flew back to Abu Dhabi and observed the progress at Masdar City, the growing, low-carbon sustainable urban development. “I took my daughter along because we share a passion for renewable energy and the e...

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    Masdar Encourages UAE Youth to Take up Technical Careers at Skills Competition

    22 Apr 2013

    Abu Dhabi, UAE,  April 22, 2013: Organized under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation and Head of the General Women’s Union, the EmiratesSkills National Competition is taking place April 23-25 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. Skills that are being highlighted during the competition include web design, IT software solutions, automobile technology, electric...

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    Masdar’s CEO Receives Mauritania’s Order of National Merit Medal

    19 Apr 2013

    Abu Dhabi, UAE: April 19, 2013 – Yesterday, His Excellency Moulaye Ould Mohamed Laghdaf, prime minister of Mauritania, presented His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, CEO of Masdar, with Mauritania’s Order of National Merit Medal. This is one of the most prestigious honours given by the President of Mauritania. The medal was presented in appreciation for Masdar’s commitment to accelerating the global adoption of renewable energy and sustainab...

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    Masdar Launches Africa’s Largest Solar PV Plant in Mauritania

    17 Apr 2013

    Nouakchott: April 18, 2013 – During today’s inauguration of The Sheikh Zayed Solar Power Plant, a utility-scale, 15-megawatt solar photovoltaic (PV) facility in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, His Highness Sheikh Saeed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi’s Ruler Representative, reaffirmed the UAE’s long-standing support for economic and social growth projects in developing countries. The country’s philanthropic commit...

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    Mayor of London Boris Johnson Visits Masdar City

    15 Apr 2013

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; April 15, 2019 – As part of his Masdar City tour, Johnson visited the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, a graduate level, research-oriented university focused on alternative energy and sustainability. The Mayor met with staff and students to discuss the research being undertaken to advance renewable energy and clean technologies. He was keen to the view the innovative design of Masdar City, it...

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    Masdar Launches Shams 1, the World’s Largest Concentrated Solar Power Plant in Operation

    16 Mar 2013

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 16, 2013: Today, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan President of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Abu Dhabi officially inaugurated Shams 1, the largest concentrated solar power plant (CSP) in operation in the world. Located in the Western Region of Abu Dhabi, the 100-megawatt, grid connected power plant will generate clean energy to power 20,000 homes in the UAE.   His Highness President Sheikh Kh...

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    Masdar Showcases Off-Grid Military Energy Solutions at IDEX

    19 Feb 2013

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, February 19, 2013: IDEX, which takes place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center from February 17-21, is the largest defence exhibition in the Middle East and North Africa and is held biennially under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE. The state-of-the-art, off-grid energy technology was built in the UAE in partnership with Masdar’s New Ventures team, ZeroBase Energy...

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    5,000 Students Attend World Future Energy Summit and International Water Summit in Abu Dhabi

    28 Jan 2013

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 28, 2013: More than 5,000 school and university students from across the UAE experienced how world leaders are addressing the challenges of energy, climate change, sustainable development and water conservation during this year’s World Future Energy Summit (WFES) and International Water Summit (IWS) in Abu Dhabi. The students, representing more than 800 schools and universities from all seven emirates, were host...

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    Winners of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week Artwork Competition Receive Prizes

    27 Jan 2013

    ​Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, today awarded iPhones and iPad minis to five students who won the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week Artwork Competition.Masdar held the contest so that young people would be encouraged to join the dialogue surrounding sustainability, in advance of the inaugural Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW). The series of conferences and events, which took place January 13-17, was the largest gathering on sustaina...

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    Masdar Launches Renewable Energy Desalination Program

    16 Jan 2013

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; January 16, 2013 – Masdar today launched a pilot program to test and develop advanced energy-efficient seawater desalination technologies suitable to be powered by renewable energy sources. The long-term goal of the program is to implement renewable energy-powered desalination plants in the United Arab Emirates and to have a facility at commercial scale by 2020. The pilot program is a direct result...

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    Masdar Signs Framework Agreement with Jordan to Accelerate Renewable Energy Development

    15 Jan 2013

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 15, 2013: The agreement was signed during the sixth World Future Energy Summit (WFES), a global platform that addresses the future of renewable energy and sustainable development in the Middle East and the world. In attendance at the summit was Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan who delivered a keynote speech, underscoring the importance and growing commitment to renewable energy in Jordan and throughout the reg...

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    Energy Leaders Urge for Greater Investments in Renewables and Low-Carbon, Climate Friendly Projects

    14 Jan 2013

    ​The discussion was hosted by Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Special Envoy for Energy and Climate Change and CEO of Masdar, and Rt. Hon Gregory Barker MP, UK energy and climate change minister. “This is an important agenda. Not just for the environment but for business,” said Greg Barker, UK energy and climate change minister. “The opportunities for the global, low-carbon economy are huge and growing at an exponential rate. Clean energy and ...

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    Crown Prince Inaugurates Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week

    14 Jan 2013

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 14, 2013: Attracting over 30,000 participants from 150 countries, including world leaders, policy makers, thought leaders, decision-makers, experts, scientists, business leaders and academics, the significant platform for international dialogue and cooperation will tackle the world's pressing issues in energy, water and environment, accelerate the global adoption of renewable energy, address water challenges in arid r...

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    Masdar and France Sign Joint Declaration to Cooperate on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

    14 Jan 2013

    ​Today at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, Masdar signed a joint declaration with France in the presence of French President Francois Hollande. The agreement was signed by Delphine Batho, French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, and Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, CEO of Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company. The Joint Declaration paves the way for Masdar to work closely with French firms and institu...

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    Masdar Releases Sustainability Report

    11 Jan 2013

    ​Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, today published its first sustainability report. The report highlights the company’s sustainability milestones and provides a benchmark by which to measure future efforts. Masdar developed the report using the internationally recognized sustainability reporting framework from the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). In accordance with the latest GRI G3.1 guidelines, Masdar has received an A+ ratin...

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    Argentinian President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to Deliver Keynote Speech at ADSW 2013

    10 Jan 2013

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 10, 2013: Taking place from January 13-17, ADSW will be the largest sustainability gathering in the history of the Middle East and will address the interconnected challenges that affect the global adoption of renewable energy, water security and sustainable development.  President Kirchner’s keynote address, combined with the first energy ministerial of South American and Arab countries taking place one day late...

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    Queen Rania of Jordan to Speak at Opening Ceremony of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week

    09 Jan 2013

    Taking place January 13-17, ADSW is the largest gathering on sustainability in the history of the Middle East and will address the interconnected challenges that affect the global adoption of renewable energy, water security and sustainable development. Her Majesty’s participation at ADSW underscores the growing commitment to renewable energy and sustainable development by Jordan and other countries throughout the Middle East. Most recently...

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    First Gulf Bank and Masdar Launch First Eco-Friendly Credit Card in the UAE

    07 Jan 2013

    ​Major leading UAE financial institution, First Gulf Bank (FGB), will launch the UAE’s first green Visa Credit Card next week in association with Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, at the sixth World Future Energy Summit during the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. The First Gulf Bank Masdar Card allows members of the community to become more involved in different environmentally sustainable initiatives. The product falls in line within a...

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    Industry Leaders to Participate at the 6th World Future Energy Summit

    07 Jan 2013

    ​Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Masdar, host of the World Future Energy Summit and the International Water Summit said: “As we work towards a sustainable future, Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week and its participating events is the UAE’s effort to take a holistic approach to the global challenges of economic development as well as energy and water security,” said Dr Al Jaber.“The global strength and import...

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    Masdar Announces Winner of its International Blogging Contest Focused on Water and Energy Challenges

    06 Jan 2013

    Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, today announced the winner of its international blogging contest. Masdar initiated the competition to drive international discussion about the interconnected water and energy challenges facing communities around the world. The contest received more than 70 entries and engaged thousands of readers as it sparked worldwide discussion of sustainability issues in advance of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (A...

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    Abu Dhabi to Host First Energy Ministerial Meeting of the South American-Arab League

    21 Dec 2012

    ​The ministerial conference is an outgrowth of the ASPA Summits of Heads of State and Government in Doha in 2009 and Lima in 2012. The summits identified energy as the backbone for Arab and South American dialogue and collaboration.“Energy is the foundational sector for development, and both South American and Arab countries will see explosive energy market growth rates in the next 20 years, led by renewable energy deployment,” said Dr. Sultan Ah...

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    Turbine installation complete at London Array

    15 Dec 2012

    ​Turbine installation began in January 2012 and has been completed by MPI Discovery, A2SEA’s Sea Worker and Sea Jack.With all turbines in place and 55 connected and supplying power to the national grid, the wind farm is on track to be fully operational in Spring 2013. The wind farm has been generating energy since October 2012 when the first turbine began producing power.The installation of the last turbine at London Array is the c...

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    Masdar Honoured as the First Recipient of the ‘Leadership in New Energy’ Award

    16 Nov 2012

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 16, 2012: The award was presented in London at a conference held by Energy Intelligence and the International Herald Tribune. Accepting the award, Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, chief executive officer of Masdar, underscored the company’s critical role in accelerating the widespread adoption of renewable energy. “It’s an absolute honour to be recognized by such a distinguished group, and to be selected by ou...

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    Shams 1 Power Plant Wins Project of the Year Award from Emirates Solar Industry Association

    13 Nov 2012

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 13, 2012: “We are delighted that Shams 1 has received such a prestigious award,” said Yousif Al Ali, the general manager of Shams Power Company, a subsidiary of Masdar. “This demonstrates the leading role that Masdar plays in the region’s renewable energy sector.  It also represents a realisation of the vision that our wise leadership has for renewable energy in the UAE.” The 100MW Shams...

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    Arab Women’s Role in Energy and Climate Change Highlighted on Sidelines of World Economic Forum in t

    12 Nov 2012

    ​The high-level majlis titled “Arab women leading the way in energy and climate change” was jointly hosted by the Directorate of Energy and Climate Change at the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice and Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company.Held on the sidelines of World Economic Forum in the UAE, the session highlighted the active engagement of women leaders across the Gulf and Arab region in add...

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    World’s largest offshore wind farm produces first power

    28 Oct 2012

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, October 28, 2012: The 630MW scheme, located in the Thames Estuary, will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm.  The development has been under construction since March 2011 and 151 of the 175 turbines have now been installed, with construction on schedule to be finished by the end of the year. The 175 turbines will produce enough power to supply over 470,000 UK homes with electricity. Benj Sykes, Wind UK Country Man...

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    Zayed Future Energy Prize Jury Members Visit Masdar’s Shams 1 Solar Power Station

    23 Oct 2012

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 23 October 2012: The largest CSP plant in the Middle East and North Africa when commissioned later this year, Shams 1 will offset nearly 175,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide each year, which is equivalent to planting 1.5 million trees or taking 15,000 cars off the road. The jury members of the Zayed Future Energy Prize, the world’s preeminent award for innovation in renewable energy and sustainability, were in Abu Dhabi this wee...

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    Masdar to Develop 15 MW Solar Plant in Mauritania

    22 Oct 2012

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 22 October 2012: The project is the first utility-scale solar power installation in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. “Mauritania has some of the highest levels of solar radiation in the world, making it an ideal place for solar power installations,” said Mauritania’s Minister of Petroleum, Energy and Mines H.E. Taleb Ould Abdivall.  “We are pleased to be working with such esteemed partners on t...

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    Construction Begins on Masdar and International Renewable Energy Agency Headquarters Complex

    20 Oct 2012

    20th October 2012: Masdar today announced the awarding of the design and construction contract for its new headquarters complex, which will also house the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The headquarters will be one of the most advanced, sustainable multi-use complexes in the United Arab Emirates. It will be the cornerstone of Masdar City – the special economic zone, clean-technology cluster and low-carbon city in Abu Dhabi. Comple...

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    Masdar receives CIPS Silver award for excellence in procurement and supply chain practices.

    17 Oct 2012

    Issued by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply this global accreditation is awarded to businesses and organisations for achieving the highest international standards in their procurement and supply chain policies and procedures. The certification is awarded after a series of rigorous comprehensive and systemic reviews carried out by an independent auditor. The benefits of accreditation are increased reputation, continuous improveme...

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    Masdar Sponsors Two “Green” Films at 6th Annual Abu Dhabi Film Festival

    08 Oct 2012

    In addition to sponsoring the films, Masdar will host a private screening of Trashed, a documentary film about the ever-increasing global problem of waste and overflowing landfills. The private screening will be joined by the movie’s director Candida Brady, and will be held at the Emirates Palace. The event will also include a question and answer session between the director and students and faculty from the Masdar Institute of Science and Techno...

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    Masdar to Host Renewable Energy Challenge at Abu Dhabi Science Festival

    07 Oct 2012

    “The spirit of innovation and breakthrough ideas can come at any age,” said Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, CEO and Managing Director of Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s multifaceted renewable energy company. “We are committed to sparking the curiosity of students to become interested in emerging fields, such as renewable energy and sustainable development. Interactive, hands-on challenges are a good way to motivate students to take an active role in science-based...

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    Masdar CEO Addresses International Peace Institute

    28 Sep 2012

    Stressing the Importance of Energy Diversification as a Catalyst for Security and Peace Abu Dhabi, UAE: September 29, 2012 – Today, Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, CEO of Masdar and United Arab Emirates Special (UAE) Envoy for Energy and Climate Change, addressed members of the International Peace Institute (IPI) – a New York-based independent, not-for-profit think tank dedicated to promoting the prevention and settlement of conflic...

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    Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week to Address Key Sustainability Challenges

    10 Sep 2012

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: 11 September, 2012 – The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will build on its global leadership as a catalyst for addressing the pressing challenges of sustainability, including challenges directly impacting the UAE and Abu Dhabi, during “Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week” (ADSW), which runs from January 13 – 17, 2013.  In the largest gathering on sustainability in the history of the Middle East, more than 30,000 anticipated participants ...

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    Masdar to Serve as Lead Sponsor for World Energy Forum 2012

    28 Aug 2012

    ​Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Chief Executive Officer of Masdar, said: “Masdar is committed to supporting all efforts aimed at strengthening the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) position in the energy sector, particularly in relation to renewable energy. World leaders and clean energy experts will gather at the World Energy Forum to discuss policies and solutions that address the challenges of energy security. Hosting this forum in the United Arab Emirat...

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    Masdar City Installs First Rapid Charger in Middle East

    29 Jul 2012

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 30 July 2012:The pilot project aims to assess how efficiently the rapid charger technology will function in the region’s harsh climatic conditions. The CHAdeMO-certified Rapid Charger (EFACEC, EV QC) is a high efficiency DC charger provided by Efacec, a leading manufacturer of AC and DC chargers. The charger will serve as a charging station for the 12 Mitsubishi Motors Electric Vehicles “i-MiEV” (EVs) currently i...

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    UAE Announces “Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week” at Rio+20

    09 Jul 2012

    “ Through the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, we are providing numerous platforms of dialogue that will address sustainable development. ADSW will be held in continuation of the commendable efforts of the Brazilian government at Rio+20 and in response to the UN Secretary-General’s call for significant commitments to action in support of his International Year of Sustainable Energy for All,” said Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Assistant Minister and UA...

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    UAE Signs Agreement to Convert Green Growth Institute into Int. Organization

    02 Jul 2012

    The United Arab Emirates has signed an agreement to convert the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) from a Korean Foundation to an international organization, which will now include the membership of 17 countries from around the world.The event took place on the sidelines of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development being held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which has held in-depth discussions on the concept of green economy as one of ...

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    Zayed Future Energy Prize to Address Integration Between Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

    18 Jun 2012

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, June 19, 2012: Speakers of the panel include previous winners of the prize: Winner of the 2012 NGO/SME category Carbon Disclosure Project, represented by its CEO, Winner of the 2012 Large Corporation category Schneider Electric represented by its President in Brazil Tania Cosentino and Winner of the 2011 Large Corporation category, Vestas, represented by its General Manager in Brazil, Miguel Picardo. The Zayed Future Energy Prize,...

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    Masdar Receives Procurement Award For Supply Chain Portal ‘The Future Build’

    14 May 2012

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, May, 15, 2012: The award was presented to Masdar’s Head of Procurement, Zuhu Moussa, for the renewable energy company’s sustainable supply chain portal, ‘The Future Build’ (www.thefuturebuild.com) - the first resource of its kind to originate in the Arab world, charged with sharing sustainable supply chain knowledge and advancing sustainable products. Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Director of Corporate Services...

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    President Massoud Barzani Hails Abu Dhabi’s Progress in Renewable Energy

    01 May 2012

    Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Chief Executive Officer of Masdar, briefed His Excellency and his delegation about the progress made by Masdar in the six years since its inception. His Excellency Nasser Ahmed Al Suwaidi, Chairman of the Department of Economic Development in Abu Dhabi, accompanied the visiting delegation.Praising the significant progress achieved by the UAE and Abu Dhabi in the renewable energy sector, His Excellency Massoud Barzani, ...

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    UK and US Delegations Visit Masdar

    31 Mar 2012

    During their tour of the UAE, the group of 10 British Parliamentarians visited Masdar today, led by Lord Howard of Lympne CH QC, the Chairman of the UAE All Party Parliamentary Group which consists of 80 parliamentarians with an interest in the UAE from all parties in both Houses of the UK Parliament.The US delegation included 10 members of the US Congressional staff, led by Aaron Cutler, Deputy Policy Director and Counsel, House Energy and Comm...

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    Masdar City receives ‘Visionaries’ Award at Energy Efficiency Global Forum, USA

    31 Mar 2012

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; April 1, 2012 – This year’s EE Global Forum was the fifth annual gathering of discussions on how to increase energy efficiency through technological breakthroughs and policy advances. Masdar City was selected by the Forum’s International Steering Committee, comprising of high-level energy efficiency professionals from across the world, including: President of Schneider Electric U.S., J...

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    Federal National Council Delegation Visits Masdar

    19 Mar 2012

    Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Chief Executive Officer of Masdar, and other senior officials of the renewable energy company welcomed the delegation and presented Masdar’s advancements in the development, commercialisation and deployment of clean technologies and solutions as part of Masdar’s mission to support the Abu Dhabi government in its goal of achieving energy security and diversification of revenue sources.The Speaker of the FNC, His Excellen...

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    Masdar Extends Smart Building Expertise to Disaster Affected Areas of Japan

    11 Mar 2012

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 12, 2012: Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s multi-faceted renewable energy company, shared its expertise on building smart and sustainable communities during an international seminar held in Fukushima City, ahead of the anniversary of the natural calamity that hit Japan in March, 2011. Alamira Noor Bani Hashim, a UAE national working as an Urban Planner in Masdar City, one of the integrated units of Masdar, recently particip...

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    Zayed Future Energy Prize Opens Submissions for 2013 Edition

    03 Mar 2012

    The Prize will invite entries from companies, individuals, organizations and high schools prior to the deadline to submit – July 16, 2012, for a chance to win part of the US$4 million prize fund.The scope of the Prize has also been broadened to include five distinct categories: Large Corporations, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Lifetime Achievement, and the newly instituted Global ...

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    First Large Scale Wind Farm Project in Seychelles Inaugurated

    29 Feb 2012

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 1, 2012: Envisioned by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, and President James Alix Michel, the wind farm project is the first major renewable energy project in the Seychelles and will constitute 11% installed capacity of electricity on the main island, which will cut down on fossil fuel import and reduce greenhous...

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    Austrian Delegation Visits Masdar

    19 Feb 2012

    Masdar is Abu Dhabi’s multi-faceted renewable energy company. Discussions centred on opportunities for co-operation between Masdar and Austrian companies. The delegation was also taken on a tour of Masdar City and Masdar Institute....

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    Siemens Headquarters in Masdar City Chosen for Top Architectural Award

    07 Feb 2012

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, February 8, 2012: The jury explained their decision for selecting the Siemens headquarters in Masdar City, one of the integrated units of Masdar, saying: "This is a thorough investigation of the design of large floorplate space in an extreme climate, with a well-explained proposition emerging. The ambition for a LEED Platinum rating means the project will be followed by many designers and clients with great interest." Th...

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    Masdar City Chooses SoFi to Monitor Carbon in Buildings

    06 Feb 2012

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, July 2, 2012: Masdar City, one of the integrated units of Abu Dhabi’s multi-faceted renewable energy company Masdar, has captured enormous worldwide interest by demonstrating how sustainable cities can be developed. SoFi is PE INTERNATIONAL’s high performance tool that provides a central platform for benchmarking and forecasting sustainability performance and developing sustainability strategies. The system is playing ...

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    President of Turkey visits Masdar

    29 Jan 2012

    His Excellency’s visit to Masdar enabled the company to showcase, first hand its efforts to accelerate, develop and deploy renewable energy and clean technologies. Commending Masdar City and the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology for the great strides they have taken in less than 6 years, His Excellency President Abdullah Gül Said: “Over the years, the Republic of Turkey has enjoyed very strong relations with the UAE; a relationship...

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    General Director of the Crown Prince Court and CEO of Masdar Tour PlanetSolar Catamaran

    22 Jan 2012

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; January 23, 2012 – The visitors were briefed on the technical features and specifications of the catamaran that runs solely on solar panels.  Accompanied by its Captain and Master, Erwann Le Rouzic, PlanetSolar is the world’s largest solar powered boat and was docked in Abu Dhabi for the duration of the summit. The US$26 million, 101-foot long ship departed Monaco in September 2010 on a...

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    More than 4,500 Students from the UAE Visit WFES

    18 Jan 2012

    Hosted by Masdar, Abu Dhabi's multi-faceted renewable energy company, the students met with leaders in the field and learned about cutting-edge companies working to innovate future energy solutions. The visit by the students underscores the commitment by Abu Dhabi and Masdar to engage youth and to encourage future leaders to tackle careers in science and mathematics.In order to leverage on the platform, Masdar had recruited exhibiting compa...

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    His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Launches International Water Summit

    17 Jan 2012

    The UAE Minister of Environment and Water, His Excellency Dr. Rashid Ahmad Bin Fahad, Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, CEO of Masdar, and Dr. Glen Daigger, President of the International Water Association (IWA) held a press conference at the World Future Energy Summit, on January 18, to make the announcement. Also attending the press conference was Abdullah Said Al Nuaimi, Director General of the Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA), a...

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    Torresol Energy Launches Commercial Operations of Twin Solar Thermal Plants in Spain

    17 Jan 2012

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 18, 2012: The plants are equipped with thermal storage which will allow them to continue to produce power, even when there is no solar radiation, for up to 7.5 hours. In October 2011, under the patronage of His Majesty the King of Spain Juan Carlos I and His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces, Torresol Energy offi...

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    Masdar and Tonga Sign Mou to Build 500 KW Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant

    17 Jan 2012

    Masdar will be in charge of the implementation and construction of a 500 KW solar photovoltaic power plant to be installed in Vava’u Island. The project, is financed by a grant provided by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the solar plant will deliver around 13 percent of Tonga’s annual electricity demand.Commissioning the photovoltaic power plant is part of the Tonga Energy Road Map – a ten year plan to increase the quality of access to mo...

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    Masdar & ADNOC Advance Carbon Capture, Usage & Storage Project at Emirates Steel’s Mussafah Facility

    17 Jan 2012

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 18, 2012: The two organisations have made sufficient progress on the commercial principles and have now commenced drafting Head of Terms (HoT) to govern future detailed delivery agreements. The carbon capture facility is part of the collaboration between Masdar and ADNOC to explore feasibility of joint projects to reduce the carbon footprint of the emirate and make available CO2 for potential ...

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    Zayed Future Energy Prize Announces Winners

    16 Jan 2012

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 17, 2012: His Highness said: “The Zayed Future Energy Prize has become a beacon of light, stimulating thinkers and creators while encouraging the world to accelerate innovation in renewable energy and sustainability. This Prize is a clear manifestation of the vision of the late founding father of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan - who placed a priority on investing in human capital and...

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    HH Gen Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Inaugurates Fifth Edition of World Future Energy Summit

    11 Jan 2012

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: 16 January, 2012 – His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates affirmed that - led by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates - God protect him – The United Arab Emirates is committed to retaining its leading role as a global energy provider through energy diversificati...

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    Ban Ki-moon Launching UN’s International Year of Sustainable Energy for All at WFES

    11 Jan 2012

    ​The Secretary-General’s return to Abu Dhabi underscores the importance he places on energy issues, most notably his new Sustainable Energy for All Initiative. The Secretary-General has set three objectives for his Initiative to be achieved by 2030: ensure universal access to modern energy services; double the rate of improvement in energy efficiency; and double the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.“I commend the UAE for ho...

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    Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Tours Masdar & Reaffirms Strong Relationship w/ Abu Dhabi’s Ren

    09 Jan 2012

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 10, 2012: The Minister of Foreign Affairs was received by Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, CEO of Masdar, who provided His Excellency with a comprehensive overview of the company’s progress in developing scalable and commercially viable renewable energy and clean technologies. In addition, his Excellency was updated on the progress of ongoing relationships between Masdar and Japanese companies. Masdar is currently collabor...

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    Masdar Hosts High Level Economic Round Table between UAE and Dutch Delegation

    08 Jan 2012

    The delegation, received in the UAE by H.E. Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, UAE Minister of Foreign Trade and in Masdar by Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, CEO of Masdar, discussed a number of possible strategic co-operations in a bid to promote and facilitate mutually beneficial economic relationships. The discussions addressing the outlook for economic developments, especially in the field of infrastructure and sustainability, environmental polic...

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    4,000 Students Invited to 2012 World Future Energy Summit

    04 Jan 2012

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 5, 2012: More than double the total number of students that participated in last year’s event is expected to attend the annual Masdar-hosted event this year. All seven emirates will be represented by students from middle school to college/university level. “The wise leadership of the UAE has made education a pillar to the long-term success of the nation,” said Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, CEO of Masdar. &ld...

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    James Cameron visits Masdar City

    20 Mar 2011

    Revered filmmaker and philanthropist James Cameron visited Masdar City, where he learned about the city’s journey to develop the world’s most sustainable low-carbon city.  He was also given a comprehensive overview of Masdar's approach to tackling the complex sustainability challenges the world faces. Cameron said: "Through Masdar, the leadership of the UAE has taken a visionary path towards the future. In the heart of a major...