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Irish sustainability leaders ink key UAE agreements

DUBAI, October 25, 2018

Three Irish companies - ResourceKraft, Energy Services and Solar AdTek - supported by Enterprise Ireland have signed agreements with leading UAE firms to bring their innovative solutions and technology in the sustainability sector to the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region.

All the three new deals were signed at the 20th Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (Wetex 2018) in Dubai.

Aidan Cronin, Irish ambassador to the UAE, said: "Ireland and the UAE have a long history of partnership and trading together. In the year celebrating Sheikh Zayed and his vision, it is our intention to strengthen the ties between the UAE and Dublin further."

"Ireland’s participation at the expo is key part of our engagement with the UAE in the area of sustainable technologies and solutions, which will maintain a focus on the developing investment and trade opportunities of strategic importance for both of our countries," he noted.

Mike Hogan, the regional manager (Mena) at Enterprise Ireland, said: "These deals support Irish companies looking to the UAE and the Gulf as potential market for Irish solutions in renewable energy, smart Grid, waste, water management, and energy efficiency."

"ResourceKraft, Energy Services and Solar AdTek are Irish leaders in the sustainability sector. When we bring this together with Ireland's ambition to develop long-term and strategic partnerships in the UAE, we see a lot of growth in this market," he noted.

Eamon Sikafi, the senior market advisor for Sustainable Solutions for Enterprise Ireland. provided more details of the trade deals covering the renewable, energy storage, monitoring and measuring were signed at the Enterprise Ireland booth.

Enterprise Ireland is a state agency that works with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales in global markets.

It also partners with entrepreneurs, Irish businesses, and the research and investment communities to develop Ireland’s international trade, innovation, leadership and competitiveness.

The announcements today include a new strategic partnership between Limerick-based company and global software and hardware ResourceKraft and Al Sharif Group (ASG). The partnership is set to deliver energy management solutions to the Middle East, he said.

The second firm, Energy Services, which has offices in Cork and also Dubai, was roped in by Ras Al Khaimah Municipality to support it on the implementation of ISO 50001.

"Capping off the deals is Solar AdTek signing a new channel partner agreement with Poweregion to bring innovative solar and lighting systems to the region," stated Sikafi.

Besides the trio, the other Irish firms at the expo are Automsoft, Nulumentek, Oxymem, Suparule Systems and TechWorks Marine.-TradeArabia News Service




Tags: Ireland | Sustainability | Wetex | UAE agreements |

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