FEWA signs MoU for clean energy cooperation with Royal Danish Consulate

Countries agree to strengthen cooperation in the fields of energy, environment and sustainable water management

The UAE’s Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA) and the Royal Danish Consulate General in Dubai have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that aims to promote co-operation in clean energy, the environment and sustainable resources.

The main goal of the agreement is said to be to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the fields of energy, environment and sustainable water management between the UAE and Denmark.

Following the signing of the agreement with Jens Martin Alsbirk, consul general of Denmark in Dubai, FEWA’s director general Mohammad Saleh said that the two entities have agreed to establish a basis for knowledge sharing and co-operation in these sectors, with the goal of promoting the use of scientific research to drive both countries’ plans to increase reliance on clean energy.

“We look forward to establishing strong partnerships and cooperation with our counterparts from around the world, in our effort to serve the UAE’s strategic objectives, ensure energy security, diversify energy sources, and increase reliance on alternative and renewable ones. Signing this MoU with the Royal Danish Consulate General in Dubai is part of a broader vision that seeks to enhance the efficiency and competitiveness of the electricity and water sector in the UAE, and shed light on the available investment opportunities to investors from all around the world,” explained Saleh.

FEWA and the Danish Consulate are said to have identified activities of common interest within two different areas: optimisation and efficiency of water projects, and photovoltaic (solar energy) connection to the grid.

As per the terms of the deal, FEWA will collaborate with the Danish Water Efficiency Alliance MENA, which comprises a group of Danish water services and technology suppliers, to offer support in water master planning and infrastructure projects besides in the energy optimisation of pumping stations, and energy production from wastewater, Saleh said.

Commenting on the deal Alsbirk remarked, “I believe that by working together and sharing experiences we can accelerate the global green transition. This MoU is a step on the way towards new and sustainable solutions for water and electricity services. By strengthening the bilateral cooperation in the field of energy, environment, and sustainable water management between Denmark and the UAE, it is my hope that we can develop the sustainable agenda, and lower energy and water consumption.”

He concluded, “We all face the same global challenges and only by working together can we make a difference. This MoU shows a great commitment from FEWA and the Royal Danish Consulate to make a difference and do our best to find new sustainable solutions for our utility services.”


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