Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is organising the Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) and Dubai Solar Show, the largest of its kind in the region, from 27-29 September 2022 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
The exhibition is an integrated platform for organisations in the water, energy and environment sectors. It provides an exceptional experience for exhibitors, visitors, experts and specialists from around the world to learn about the latest technologies and developments in the energy, water, sustainability and innovation sectors, and to discuss innovative solutions for countering challenges in these sectors.
This year’s WETEX and DSS has attracted 62 sponsors and 32 partners and supporters. 1750 companies from 55 countries will take part in the exhibition. It will also include 20 international pavilions. The exhibition covers an area of 62,513 square metres.
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD&CEO of DEWA, Founder and Chairman of WETEX and Dubai Solar Show, praised the sponsors and partners for their fruitful efforts that helps to strengthen the position of WETEX and DSS worldwide, as the largest exhibition of its kind in the region and one of the most prominent international exhibitions in water, energy, electricity, environment, oil, gas, renewable energy, and environmental sustainability.
“WETEX and DSS consolidates Dubai’s position as a global hub for the green economy. This also supports the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and the Dubai Net Zero Emissions Strategy 2050 to provide 100% energy production capacity from clean energy sources by 2050. It provides an ideal platform for creating partnerships between local and international companies. It also enables decision-makers and investors from around the world to meet, sign deals, build partnerships, and learn about market needs, future projects, and opportunities to join renewable or clean energy projects in the UAE and the region. It also increases public-private partnerships,”
added Al Tayer.
Dubai Roads and Transport Authority
“The existing strategic partnership with DEWA aims to cement the status of Dubai as a pioneering global destination for sustainability and green economy. The joint efforts of the two entities have yielded several projects and initiatives that have reduced the carbon footprint and green practices that support the living environment in the Emirate.
RTA’s participation in WETEX aims to showcase the efforts and initiatives of RTA in raising the maturity levels of sustainability besides reviewing the latest smart technologies and innovative solutions for renewable energy, water and the environment. It also offers a chance to meet with international experts and specialists in the green economy, smart cities, innovation and sustainable development. RTA attaches special attention to the concept of sustainability as reflected in its revamped strategic plan and vision: the world leader in seamless & sustainable mobility,”
said HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA.
“As a leading integrated global oil and gas player operating across the energy sector value chain, our participation at exhibitions such as WETEX continue to remain important for us to showcase innovative solutions and engage with industry stakeholders for the future of the energy sector, which is aligned to supporting Dubai to become a global hub for the green economy. Through our participation at WETEX, we will shape discussions on the latest energy trends and technological advancements to support the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 and build a sustainable future for all,”
said HE Saif Humaid Al Falasi, Group CEO, Emirates National Oils Company (ENOC).
“As part of the world’s rigorous efforts to accelerate the energy transition, our partnership with WETEX, the most prominent event of its kind regionally, provides us with an opportunity to showcase the latest transformational solutions in implementing pioneering projects in the water desalination, renewable energy and green hydrogen sectors worldwide. These solutions, along with strategic public-private partnerships, can collectively address the growing demand on the most important pillars of sustainable development: water and energy,”
said Mohammad Abunayyan, Chairman, ACWA Power.
“At WETEX this year, ACWA Power will share its strategic views on pivotal issues of concern to countries and governments, like climate change, water and energy security, and ESG best practices. Also, we will share with industry experts and investors our business model in providing energy and water responsibly and reliably at an affordable and sustainable cost. The effectiveness of this collaboration, as a successful PPP model, in supporting the relentless efforts of the Government of Dubai towards achieving its net zero plan and transforming Dubai into a regional hub for the green economy,”
“WETEX is one of the premier global events in the water, energy, and technology sectors, and we at Siemens are honoured to be Jubilee Sponsors of the latest edition of the exhibition. Siemens is looking forward to discussing and learning from our partners and peers about the latest innovations in these sectors, and will showcase our best and most promising solutions that help customers in their digitalisation journeys and make these industries more sustainable and efficient,”
said Helmut von Struve, CEO of Siemens in the UAE and the Middle East.
Etihad Water and Electricity
“WETEX and Dubai Solar Show has created a fruitful partnership, development and growth opportunities for the related sectors. It has established its position as the most important, most attended and influential exhibition in its field in the region, which motivates us to be keen to participate in it annually,”
said HE Mohamad Mohamad Saleh, Director General of Etihad Water and Electricity.
Saleh said that the exhibition, which is being held under the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Rule of Dubai, supports the vision of the wise leadership regarding the sustainability of the energy, water and environment sectors. He expressed his thanks to HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, for his patronage of the exhibition and to HE Saeed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, Founder and Chairman of the exhibition, for his fruitful efforts in organising the event.
“AG Power, which falls under the Construction Sector of Al Ghurair Investment, one of the largest diversified family business groups in the UAE, is regionally renowned for its extensive expertise and proficiency in power distribution and transmission projects. Embracing the Group’s overall purpose – Enhancing Life – into its values, AG Power strives to make a meaningful impact on the communities it serves, by powering the nation and supporting economic growth and development.
Al Ghurair is a multi-faceted group, continually in pursuit of achieving its wider ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) goals, and the sustainability targets of the UAE. The organisation takes immense pride in being associated with DEWA, who are themselves, pioneers in adopting best practices in delivering service excellence and sustainable living for millions. AG Power eagerly looks forward to participating in the 24th WETEX & Dubai Solar Show exhibition as DEWA’s privileged service provider,”
said K. Jacob John, Chief Executive Officer of AG Power.
“Masdar is proud to return as Strategic Sponsor for WETEX and the Dubai Solar Show, and to support our long-standing partner DEWA in this event. As the UAE prepares to host COP28 next year, these events will enable organisations in the region to advance new technologies in water, energy, and the environment. We look forward to showcasing how Masdar is contributing to the UAE’s net-zero targets through our clean energy projects at WETEX and the Dubai Solar Show, and exploring potential synergies and future collaborations,”
said Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Chief Executive Officer of Masdar.
Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC)
HE Eng. Abdullah Al Abdul Karim, Governor of Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC), said that WETEX and Dubai Solar Show provides valuable opportunities to enhance regional and global efforts seeking to discuss the huge economic opportunities in the fields of clean energy and adopt its innovative technologies. Solar energy represents one of the most abundant, sustainable and least expensive renewable energy source, which, in turn, will support the efforts aiming to reach a sustainable future.
Al Abdul Karim pointed out that SWCC has spared no effort in adopting the latest technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution to provide a model for enhancing sustainability, based on its position as a leader in the desalination industry in the world. He also drew attention to the implementation of a number of solar energy initiatives and projects in the Kingdom, including the Al-Khafji desalination plant using advanced reverse osmosis technology, with an expandable production capacity of about 90,000 cubic metres of desalinated water per day. He affirmed the economic impact of this project and its contribution to reducing cost, increasing water production and reducing carbon emissions. This is in line with the objectives of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 and achieving the Kingdom’s strategy to reach zero carbon emissions by 2060.
"We are keen to support and actively participate in the 24th WETEX and Dubai Solar Show, which is an annual event organised by DEWA, in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy”
said HE Ahmad bin Shafar, CEO of the Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower).
“Empower’s strategic partnership for the event reflects the company’s confidence in its objectives, especially with regards to conserving the natural resources. This is what Empower strives to achieve by innovating new solutions that serve the transformation towards a green economy, and help to pave the way towards sustainable development that guarantees balanced national and international economic growth as well as the protection of the environment and natural resources,”
added Ahmad bin Shafar.
“Our support for WETEX and Dubai Solar Show extends our partnership with this important platform for the regional water, energy and environment ecosystem. The focus on renewable energy for this year’s show aligns with Ducab’s position as an enabler of energy transition, providing leading energy solutions for flagship solar projects in UAE and beyond. We are continuously committed to achieving the UAE’s sustainability vision guided by the wise leadership while maintaining our world-class services and products in the energy sector,”
said Jamal Salem Al Dhaheri, Chairman of Ducab.
“For over 40 years, Ducab has rapidly expanded in line with the accelerated transformation the UAE is currently witnessing. Due to our continuous commitment to deliver world-class services and solutions, Ducab has a global footprint in over 45 countries across the MENA region, Europe and the Americas, and grew to employ over 1,400 employees. At this year’s exhibition, we look forward to highlighting our capabilities that have been applied within key projects across the UAE and International markets. We firmly believe that 2022 WETEX and Dubai Solar Show is a key platform that aims to bring together industry leaders and experts and help build a better, greener and more sustainable future.”
said Mohammad Almutawa, Group CEO of Ducab.
Elsewedy Electric UAE
“WETEX has been an ideal platform that has enabled Elsewedy Electric UAE to reinforce its presence in the regional markets, forge business deals and network with key players and potential customers. WETEX attracts different kinds of visitors, including senior government officials from the Middle East, Ministries, Heads of Governments, Institutions, International Diplomatic Delegations, CEOs, Managing Directors and Investors - allowing us to reach multiple segments of our target audience under one roof.
We seize the opportunity this year to showcase our latest projects, news and agreements with our trusted partners as Moro, ADNOC, and Aramco; as well as supplying the region with our newest digital solutions & products such as HTLS conductors and power transformers. WETEX has always been of great support to us in meeting new customers to understand their needs in terms of different services and solutions, in the field of EPC business, and digital solutions, which aim to contribute to UAE’s Economy prosperity and enhance the quality of life,”
said Mohamed Naguib, CEO of Elsewedy Electric UAE.
"Our sponsorship and participation at WETEX is aligned with SAP’s deep commitment to sustainability practices, and it gives us the opportunity to highlight how technology serves as an accelerator and enabler for change. At the event, we will be focusing on how SAP delivers solutions to companies in the UAE that enable them to achieve their emission-reduction goals. At SAP, we embed sustainability into core business processes, so companies can improve data collection and transparency to meet current and anticipated regulatory compliance needs. We have also developed programmes specifically designed to manage sustainability,”
said Zakaria Haltout, Managing Director at SAP UAE.
Riyadh Cables Group
“Riyadh Cables Group believes that WETEX and Dubai Solar Show is the perfect platform to exhibit our latest technological advancements and discuss the latest trends related to energy, focusing on transition, and building a sustainable environment. It provides an ideal opportunity to share and showcase our products and services. We are proud to be a strategic sponsor of WETEX & Dubai Solar Show, and in this way, we contribute actively to the most significant exhibition of this kind in the region. At the same time, we expect to receive a wide array of benefits that will help drive our business as a cable manufacturing leader,”
said Borjan Sehovac, CEO of Riyadh Cables Group.
Oman International Telecommunication Contracting LLC (OITC)
“WETEX and Dubai Solar Show proves to be a perfect platform to share thoughts and ideas with various delegates across the globe. Dubai upholds its competitive edge that attracts foreign investments as one of the world’s fastest-growing economies and proves to be a business hub for cost-effective and innovative solutions. WETEX is an ideal forum to widen our business opportunities and share our expertise with a highly targeted audience. The event provides an opportunity to explore the latest market trends and future projects in the evolving international market. At the event, we look forward to connecting with top management officials & key personnel to sign new deals & partnerships,”
said Ramesh Sabapathi, Head of UAE Operations of Oman International Telecommunication Contracting LLC (OITC).
Green Oasis General Contracting Company
“We are honoured to participate in the 24th edition of WETEX. We are also proud to work jointly with DEWA in the energy and water sectors, as one of the leading engineering and construction companies in the region for nearly four decades. We take this opportunity to participate and benefit from the latest technologies in this important event, as WETEX is considered one of the most important exhibitions in Dubai in the field of energy and water,”
said George Bou Nasr, Chairman of Green Oasis General Contracting Company.
Al Nasr Contracting Company
“At Al Nasr, we serve our clients with the utmost commitment to delivering excellence. We pride ourselves on the timeliness and quality of our work, and on having strong relationships with all stakeholders. We have worked with the most skilled and reputable clients in our industry, from national entities and local contractors to the largest international EPCs. Together we have delivered landmark strategic projects across the UAE for over four decades,”
said John Helou, CEO of Al Nasr Contracting Company.
“We have to speed up the installation of new infrastructure for the production and use of renewable energy. This is to mitigate climate change and live in a better world, also for future generations. At Tesar SRL, we play an important role by guaranteeing energy through our low loss transformers,”
said Matteo Angiolini, Managing Director of Tesar SRL.
Larsen & Toubro
“Larsen & Toubro is proud to be associated with WETEX and Dubai Solar Show for the last seven years. Every year, we have seen it grow, and it has provided a platform for us to meet and greet and exchange ideas with prominent stakeholders from across the globe and understand more about the industry. We also have the chance to showcase our strong track record and capabilities in renewables, power transmission & distribution, and water businesses. It is our mission to assist in energy efficiency and to support Dubai’s vision to become one of the most sustainable cities in the world. We invite everyone to discover our innovative projects that provide sustainable solutions in these technology areas,”
said T. Madhava Das, Director & Sr. Executive Vice President (Utilities), L&T.
“Dornier Group has been supporting DEWA in planning and implementation of the world’s largest storage for desalinated seawater. In advancing sustainable development, energy and water are not only key but also integrally connected. Dornier Group provides sustainable energy solutions for industry, commerce and large-scale utility applications. Our solutions are tailor-made and optimised to our client’s requirements. We design decarbonised energy systems for the water supply sector, the mining industry, or the aviation and mobility sectors,”
said Ulrich Schott, Business Director at Dornier Group.
“We are very excited to support WETEX 2022 and DSS, as they highlight Dubai’s vision of creating platforms for renewables and addressing the pressing issues around the energy transition. This global platform allows exhibitors to not only promote their products, but also network, build partnerships and share experiences with key decision makers in the sector.
We look forward to engaging in critical conversations around sustainability and the steps we need to take. At DP World UAE and throughout our parks and zones, we aim to facilitate efficient trade while keeping sustainability as the top priority. That is why the “Our World, Our Future” strategy is integral to DP World’s decision-making. Moreover, guided by the UN Sustainable Development Goals, we hope to address global challenges within the supply chain by developing solutions to pursue our own net-zero targets by 2040. We look forward to leading change in the sector through WETEX and DSS,”
said Ahmad Al Haddad, Chief Operating Officer, Parks and Zones, DP World UAE.
“WETEX is an important annual opportunity to take stock of our progress in creating a more sustainable society. Emirates Global Aluminium is the world’s biggest ‘premium aluminium’ producer, and our UAE-made metal plays a global role in advancing sustainability economy-wide. We look forward to engaging with peers at WETEX from the UAE and around the world, and particularly from the energy industry, to plot the path for the future together,”
said Abdulnasser Bin Kalban, Chief Executive Officer of Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA).
“Visa is proud to have successfully achieved carbon neutrality in 2020 and is striving to achieve net zero emissions by 2040. We are also working with clients and partners globally to help promote sustainability in the payments industry as well as support cardholder and business choices through the transition. Here in the UAE, we have partnered with First Abu Dhabi Bank and Etihad Guest to create one of the world’s first Visa co-branded sustainable credit card propositions to reward sustainable choices of customers, and Emirates Nature-WWF to engage youth on this critical matter. We are thrilled to be part of the conversation here at WETEX and spread a hopeful message that will inspire others to join us in building a greener and sustainable future,”
said Dr. Saeeda Jaffar, SVP and Group Country Manager for GCC - Visa.
The Sustainable City
“Our participation in WETEX this year will witness a major move forward towards a new phase of growth and a key milestone in the company’s 19-year successful journey. We plan to go beyond building sustainable cities and to enter into new ventures that would spearhead the way toward a net-zero carbon future. WETEX provides an important opportunity and platform to exchange ideas, build partnerships, and review the latest technologies in the water, energy, technology, and environment sectors,”
said Faris Saeed, Chairman, Diamond Developers.
“In collaboration with public and private entities in the region, Honeywell has been at the forefront of delivering advanced, digital solutions that support the strategic objectives of the UAE, including its immediate and long-term sustainability goals. We look forward to showcasing our ready-now technologies at WETEX that are helping shape the energy sector in the Middle East, today and for years ahead. WETEX is an ideal platform for engaging industry partners on critical issues related to sustainability. We are committed to furthering our close collaboration with DEWA on energy and resource management in support of the UAE’s drive towards Net Zero 2050,”
said George Bou Mitri, Vice President and General Manager, Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies, Middle East and North Africa.
“We are keen to participate in WETEX as it is a strong regional and international platform that highlights the vital issues influencing the energy sector. The event also showcases innovative solutions and best practices for the energy sector, especially to support the energy transition to renewables. We are honoured to work with DEWA in support of promoting the sustainable development of the UAE and fortifying the country’s position as a global hub for sustainability. While contributing towards Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 to increase its renewable energy share to 100% by the year 2050, we will focus on educating visitors about energy trends and build a dialogue around this,”
said Eng Ansari Wahid, the CEO of Adeeb Group.
“Itron has decades of experience innovating how utilities and cities manage energy and water worldwide, and we are excited to showcase our solutions at the 24th WETEX. Our booth will feature our proven, end-to-end solutions for energy and water, which take advantage of our broad partner ecosystem and have been proven to scale in some of the harshest environments on earth. Recognising the many challenges and roadblocks to integrating renewable energy around the world, we are proud to be a gold sponsor of WETEX, which brings together leaders in the industry to promote a more resourceful world,”
said Andrew Jones, Vice President of sales for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Itron.
National Cables Industry
“WETEX and Dubai Solar Show is in line with Dubai’s vision to build a sustainable future for the Emirates. The target is to integrate all sectors of the energy industry and bring together trade and technical sectors whilst facilitating the creation of new trade opportunities. Sharjah is home to our Group’s market-leading company known as National Cables Industry (NCI). It was established in 2001 to foster leadership in the local electrical industry by promoting value addition and raising domestic production. NCI constitutes the most important hub of the Group for exporting our highest quality cables to the rest of the world,”
said Bassam Naes, Group Marketing Director, National Cables Industry.
“We are excited to support and participate in WETEX 2022 to share our work in direct air capture, an innovative process that removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and helps hard-to-decarbonise industries reduce their emissions. 1PointFive is a subsidiary of Oxy Low Carbon Ventures that was formed to address climate change and provide practical carbon capture, utilisation and storage solutions at an industrial scale. We look forward to visiting with representatives from a wide range of industries to learn about their sustainability and climate goals, introduce 1PointFive’s climate solutions and find opportunities to work together,”
said Steve Kelly, President and GM of 1PointFive International.
“RAY International is extremely honoured to participate in the 24th edition of WETEX & Dubai Solar Show 2022 along with their principal companies. We have taken part for the last six years, and each year we showcase new products and technology that can add value to the power sector. WETEX has enabled us to network with market pioneers and leaders and to keep in line with DEWA’s strategy towards sustainable development of UAE. This year, we will be discussing the FLISR approach for smart grids,”
said Mr. Praveen Kumar Kumaraswamy, General Manager of Ray International.
Strategic Media sponsors
Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI) emphasised that its strategic media partnership of WETEX 2022 comes in line with the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to encourage and support important and innovative initiatives as well as provide permanent contributions to various community and service activities. It aims to contribute to the preservation of resources, especially electricity and water. The exhibition consolidates Dubai’s stature as one of the leading global centres for the green economy. WETEX is an ideal platform for presenting and discussing the most important topics and latest developments in several issues, including water, energy, environmental management, and sustainable development.
DMI stressed the importance of the media in publicising the various events of WETEX 2022. The media also has a vital role in achieving integration and effective communication between various energy segments. It provides new opportunities for cooperation and fruitful partnerships between the commercial and technical sectors, as well as promoting the exchange of ideas and experiences and reviewing the latest innovations and techniques.
“WETEX has become a global platform that aims to showcase the latest innovations in clean energy, highlight the largest solar energy projects in the region, and provide opportunities for partnerships between the public and private sectors. This aims to develop innovative solutions in this vital field,”
said Muna Busamra, Editor in Chief, Al Bayan newspaper.
“The national media is a partner in the development process, conveying the state’s success story, highlighting its development projects, and keeping pace with its excellence in various sectors to achieve the aspirations and ambitions of people in the UAE,”
Busamra noted that for the past 23 years, the exhibition has reflected the wise leadership’s vision for consolidating sustainable development in the UAE and strengthening Dubai’s position as a global hub for the green economy. “The exhibition has established its position as one of the largest specialised exhibitions in the world, the largest of its kind in the region, and a platform for international companies to present their latest solutions, services and innovative products in Dubai, which has become a global model in the field of renewable and clean energy, by launching pioneering initiatives that promote diversity of energy sources and the increased use of solar power as well as several mega projects. These include the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the largest single-site solar park in the world,”
“We, at CNBC Arabia are very pleased to continue our distinct partnership with DEWA and to provide media support for WETEX. Indeed, this beneficial and successful initiative stems from a combination of innovation and desire to support the green sector. The event is always meticulously organised and well attended. We are hopeful the current show will be as accomplished as the previous editions. We are delighted with our association with WETEX as a Strategic Media Sponsor,”
said Mohamad Burhan, CEO of CNBC Arabia.
Forbes Middle East
“Aligning with the UAE Government’s commitment to boost the contribution of clean energy, we are excited to be a part of this movement that inspires consistent investments to ensure sustainable growth for the country’s economy. This collaboration highlights the significance of Dubai as a hub for forward-thinking, innovative solutions that support the global energy agenda. I’m excited about the potential of the technological advancements showcased at WETEX surrounding energy, water conservation, and building a sustainable environment,”
said Khuloud Al Omian, CEO and Editor in Chief of Forbes Middle East.
“We are proud of this distinguished strategic partnership with DEWA and the media sponsorship of the 24th WETEX and Dubai Solar Show. We are also proud to be the media sponsor that accompanies this event yearly. It achieved great success in previous years, despite the global economic crisis from the COVID-19 pandemic. It has become a forum for experts and specialists from all over the world to discuss the latest innovative solutions to meet the challenges faced by clean and renewable energy, water, environment, oil and gas, sustainability, and other sectors.
The world today needs more solidarity and exchanging experiences, in order to preserve our natural resources. Through this exhibition, all these matters will certainly be discussed, and in turn, we will convey a message to all citizens and residents of the UAE and abroad that the media is the mirror of society. The exhibition’s vision must reach all the platforms that follow the Arab Radio Network with its various radio stations and multilingual platforms,”
said Mahmoud Al Rasheed, General Manager of the Arab Radio Network.
News Source: Dubai Media Office