23 October 2017
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is organising the 19th Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) under the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of DEWA, from 23-25 October 2017. Held under the theme ‘At the forefront of sustainability,’ the exhibition is a global event for Dubai to share the concepts of sustainability across the sectors of Energy, Water, Environment, Green Economy, Development and Smart Cities with the world, in line with DEWA’s endeavours to maintain its status as a leading sustainable world class utility.
WETEX is a leading international platform sponsored by 100 national and international organisations and companies. DEWA regards its sponsors as sustainability partners who actively support social, environmental and economic development in Dubai by promoting proper resource management, rationalisation and raising awareness about sustainability and environmental preservation.
The three titanium sponsors of WETEX are Siemens AG (Germany), ACWA Power (KSA), the Sustainable City (Dubai), while the government partners are Dubai Municipality, Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), and Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA). The event is also sponsored by 17 strategic sponsors, 11 platinum sponsors, 35 golden sponsors and 24 supporting organisations.
WETEX 2017’s strategic media sponsors are Dubai Media Incorporated, CNBC Arabia, Al Khaleej Newspaper, Dubai Eye 103.8, Oil and Gas Directory Middle East. The official airlines for the event is Emirates Airlines.
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, and President and Founder of WETEX, praised the sponsors of WETEX, which has become a leading platform that gathers the largest organisations display their latest technological solutions in the fields of water, energy, environment and sustainability. DEWA values their great support to transform WETEX into the largest specialised exhibition of its kind in the region. He praised the role of the media, as a prominent partner and a key driver of its success, especially in highlighting the exhibition’s pivotal role as a leading platform that brings together key experts, decision makers, investors and leading players in energy, water and environment. "DEWA sees WETEX sponsors as key partners in supporting the sustainable development process and strengthening the position of this leading economic and environmental event on the global specialized exhibitions map. They play a key role in accelerating the transformation to a green economy not only in the UAE, but for the region as a whole,” Al Tayer noted.
Emirates National Oil Company, UAE (ENOC)
“WETEX 2017 offers a strategic platform to engage with key stakeholders, as it showcases the latest technologies in the water, energy, and environment sectors. With our focus on promoting energy efficiency we plan to showcase a host of advanced solutions that enhance ERM best practices, which can ultimately help secure a cleaner world for future generations. With the UAE’s ambitious plans and USD$150 billion investment into renewable power between now and 2050, we are at the forefront of supporting the nation in achieving its plans to utilise clean energy. This is evident through our introduction of cleaner fuel alternatives such as Biodiesel5, and further expanding our CNG network; reducing the dependency on subsidised natural gas power. ENOC will always remain committed to promoting sustainability through our green and efficient energy and resource initiatives.”
HE Saif Hameed Al Falasy, CEO, ENOC Group
Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar)
“Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, has been a strategic partner of WETEX for a number of years. Once again, we are looking forward to having a significant presence at the event’s exhibition and to taking part in the World Green Economy Summit. At this year’s WETEX, we’ll be showcasing our activities in renewable energy deployment, water sustainability and clean-tech innovation, as well as the continued development of Masdar City Free Zone. UAE platforms such as WETEX and Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week play a critical role in driving the commercialisation of renewable energy, clean technologies and water sustainability solutions across the Middle East and North Africa.”
Mohammed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar)
Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER)
“WETEX is a highly significant event for Empower. Over the years, our participation in this mega event has helped us to achieve remarkable success in our goal of saving energy and preserving the environment. This year, we aim to feature our latest projects, technologies and solutions related to energy efficiency and district cooling, as well as our contributions to green-building through advanced cooling solutions. We will use our participation to discuss latest advancements in the district cooling with other international companies participating in the show.”
Ahmed bin Shafar, CEO, EMPOWER
Silver Springs Networks
“We share our gratitude with HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai; HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of DEWA, Dubai Government and the organisers of WETEX, specifically DEWA. We are thrilled to showcase how our IoT network canopy will provide benefits to the citizens of Dubai through smart electric and smart water, as well as additional smart services in the future. Silver Spring Networks’ commitment to WETEX also reinforces our shared commitment to promoting efficient, reliable, sustainable and secure infrastructure in Dubai, to help position the Emirate and its initiatives on the global stage as the gateway to the Middle East.”
Burak Aydin, GM for Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), Silver Spring Networks
“We’re so thrilled to participate in the biggest water exhibition in the Middle East, which provides Kemira the opportunity to engage with local water authorities and users, in order to provide them with solutions and innovations to their water use challenges.”
Casemiro da Silva, Sales Director for Industries and Water, Kemira
CleanMax Solar grabbed the opportunity to enter the overseas market starting with UAE. As the world’s renewable energy industry continues to rapidly grow, we are delighted to participate in the Dubai Solar Show which is a key platform for players like us to make deals, build partnerships, review the latest solar-energy technologies, learn about current and future projects in the region and market needs, and explore opportunities to take part in solar- energy projects and programs. We look forward to a continuing association and to contributing to the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, which we’re sure will make Dubai a global centres for clean energy and green economy.”
Sushant Arora, Co-Founder & CEO, MENA, CleanMax Solar
"we are proud to participate in this global event with our partners at Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), which provides a successful and unprecedented model for the public-private partnership in developing and implementing of ambitious projects and programs that contribute to the development of an integrated industrial system along with an economic sustainable value. I hope that this model will be an inspiration for the efforts of countries in the region to diversify the energy mix by taking advantage of the renewable energy sources that have become a strategic choice to meet the challenges of the energy industry now and in the future. "
Mohammad Abunayyan, Chairman of ACWA Power
WETEX is a key industry event in the region, bringing together stakeholders from across the power sector. Participation at WETEX provides insights on the requirements of our customers and offers a strong platform for us to showcase GE Power’s industry-leading technologies, which can help our partners to achieve transformational growth.
This year, we will exhibit GE’s advanced solutions from across the electricity value network and various fuel sources. A few highlights include GE’s 9EMax gas turbine upgrade solution, which can help cut annual fuel costs by as much as $5 million, while creating the potential for up to $6 million in additional revenue; a portfolio of service solutions that can support more than 90 original equipment manufacturers’ (OEM) brands; GE’s H-class technology, the world’s largest and most efficient heavy duty gas turbine; our ultra-supercritical steam technology, which powers the world’s most efficient coal-fueled power plant; GE’s recently launched 4.8 megawatts (MW) onshore wind turbines; our smart grid solutions; GE’s advanced digital solutions for the power sector; and much more.
Our solutions are aligned with the needs of the GCC, especially as regional governments and power sector operators focus on efficiency, energy diversification and optimizing asset utilization to deliver reliable, affordable and sustainable power. We are proud to have supported the development of the GCC’s power sector for more than 80 years. Today, GE-built technologies generate more than 50 percent of the region’s electricity and this is a legacy that we are committed to building upon further.
Joseph Anis, President and CEO of GE’s Power Services business in the Middle East & Africa