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Acwa Power displays sustainable projects at Dubai expo

DUBAI, October 24, 2018

Acwa Power, a global leader in water desalination and power generation, is showcasing the latest projects in its global portfolio drawing emphasis to the company’s commitment to the communities it operates at the ongoing Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (Wetex 2018) in Dubai.

Expressing his excitement and commitment to Wetex, chairman Mohammed Abunayyan said: "We are delighted to participate in this global event led by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa). In its 20th year, the expo has become the undisputed global platform to bring the future of the energy and water sectors to reality today."

"Using this platform as a showcase, Acwa Power is committed to creating a sustainable future; transforming energy production in the region through public and private partnerships which results; creating a unique value proposition to the end users," noted Abunayyan.

"Cementing our position as a leading sustainability enabler in the region, we are excited to join hands and engage with various stakeholders in the industry to highlight our commitment to producing electricity and desalinated water efficiently, reliably, and safely at low cost, all the while deploying the latest technologies and providing communities we operate in with a sustainable future," he added.

Acwa Power will highlight its prominent role as market leader in concentrated solar power (CSP) projects in the region, with a focus on plants in the UAE, Morocco, and South Africa.

President and CEO Paddy Padmanathan said: "We are honoured to have established a strong partnership with Dewa to develop and operate key projects that contribute to Dubai’s Integrated Energy Strategy 2030 for ensuring security of energy supply at a cost efficient and reliable rate, as well as diversifying the energy mix."

"In line with this year’s Wetex key theme -  ‘at the forefront of sustainability’-  we will share our success stories of enabling the ambitious sustainability plans and visions adopted by the communities and countries in the region," stated Padmanathan.
Wetex, he stated, was a platform that offered the Saudi company the opportunity to exchange insights with like-minded governments and companies that were committed to realising a sustainable energy strategy and that aided its business structure and strategy.

Acwa Power believes that the future lies within the hands of young talent, and thus aims to nurture aptitudes through trainings and rehabilitation.

In 2010, the company founded The Higher Institute for Water and Power Technologies (HIWPT) – its flagship corporate social responsibility project.

HIWPT is a vocational training institute located in Saudi Arabia that trains young nationals to work as operators and technicians in the fields of water desalination and power technologies to address the growing needs to Saudi talents required to operate and drive the industry.

The initiative also endorses local employment by successfully securing employment for all trainees. HIWPT trainees will be present at Acwa Power’s stand through out the four-day expo to share their 'young and innovative ideas' with the participants.-TradeArabia News Service

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