Wednesday 22 January 2020

Dewa opens new simulator, training centre for power plants

DUBAI, June 25, 2019

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has announced the opening of its simulator and training centre at the Jebel Ali Power Plant and Desalination Complex.

Built in collaboration with global technology major Siemens, the centre is the first of its kind in the Arabian Gulf region and is aimed at enhancing the capabilities of engineers and technicians at Dewa.

The inauguration was held at key ceremony attended by senior Dewa officials including MD and CEO Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer.

Addressing the gathering, Al Tayer said the simulator and training centre will contribute to consolidating Emiratisation of engineering and technical jobs at Dewa, thus providing a unique experience to those working in the generation division.

This is achieved using state-of-the-art technologies and best international practices that enable "trainees to experience real-life conditions and provide them with the skills needed for dealing with different circumstances," he noted.

"This is to prepare an Emirati generation capable of leading the energy and water sectors. We are committed to the ongoing development of the capabilities of Dewa’s staff, and providing them with the best training programmes to keep them up to date with the latest technologies and the best international standards," said Al Tayer.

"This helps them keep pace with the rapid developments in electricity and water production, ensuring the best standards of excellence, quality, reliability, and efficiency," he added.

Dewa's executive vice-president of generation Nasser Lootah said the training programme aims to develop the capabilities of engineers and technicians in energy generation through theoretical and practical lessons about the operations, control, and maintenance in the power plants, and through interactive training on the simulators.

"This gives the trainees a full picture of the work environment in the power plants," observed Lootah.

Training also includes workshops and brainstorming sessions about problem-solving and innovative solution development, he added.-TradeArabia News Service


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