Dubai – MENA Herald: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has appointed Hadeed Emirates Contracting Company as Contractor for the construction of the Solar Innovation Centre at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai. This supports the initiatives launched by HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The Solar Innovation Centre has been designed with sustainability in mind to support the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. The landmark design celebrates the unique identity of the energy park, reinforcing a sense of green Dubai as a leading example of sustainable development, regionally and internationally.

The building will be a platform to showcase the latest solar and renewable energy technologies. It will enable DEWA to demonstrate its own achievements in renewable energy and sustainability, and highlight the green strategies incorporated in the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030 and the vision of a Future Dubai.

The Solar Innovation Centre will act as a museum and exhibition for solar and renewable energy. It will attract tourists, universities, schools, companies, and partners. It will be open to solar energy manufacturers and developers as it has a specialised place and permanent convention centre for events and conferences, business meetings, training and meetings on subjects related to solar and renewable energy and other green initiatives. The Centre is planned to be completed by the 1st quarter of 2017.

“DEWA is committed to implementing the Green Economy for Sustainable Development initiative, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to develop green technologies to achieve the sustainable development. This is a priority for DEWA’s strategy,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA.