UAE Energy: Ministry Of Energy And Infrastructure And Siemens To Pursue Partnership In Sustainability And Digitalization
The Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure and Siemens have signed a memorandum of understanding with the aim of establishing a long-term strategic partnership to use advanced technology in transport networks and energy sustainability through digital technologies, and to adopt the latter as a major part of the ministry’s technical solutions and enhance its efforts to continue achieving sustainable development goals and digital transformation in line with the directions of the government of the United Arab Emirates.
The memorandum was signed by His Excellency Eng. Yousef Al Ali, Assistant Undersecretary for the Electricity, Water and Future Energy Sector, and by His Excellency Helmut von Struve, CEO of Siemens in the United Arab Emirates and the Middle East, in the presence of His Excellency Sharif Salim Al Olama, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure for Energy and Petroleum Affairs, and Mr. Matthias Rebellius, Member of the Board of Directors of Siemens AG and CEO of Smart Infrastructure.
Under the MOU, the two sides will consult on the development of sustainable and digital transmission networks, ways of improving energy management and savings, and smart building technologies, in addition to cooperating in managing and saving energy for micro-grids, improving industrial energy and energy efficiency and smart substations at the edge of the network, and exploring opportunities using new technologies and ecosystems based on the energy of the future.
By signing the memorandum of understanding, the two parties also aim to cooperate jointly to exchange knowledge, hold technical workshops and general ideas sessions, and provide innovative solutions to various challenges, in addition to training the Ministry’s employees and providing them with the latest technologies, innovations and creative ideas that support the work system and enhance productivity and guide the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure for the next fifty years, according to the UAE’s orientation and goals by the 2071 centenary.
On this occasion, His Excellency Engineer Sharif Al Olama praised the successes achieved by Siemens, stressing that the joint cooperation with Siemens enhances the efforts and position of the United Arab Emirates at the global level to be a leader in the field of clean energy. He said “the Ministry’s partnership with Siemens aims to achieve more comprehensive cooperation, which supports the country’s orientation towards global leadership and achieves the UAE Centennial goal of being the best country in the world in various fields.”
His Excellency added: “We are keen to enhance integration with various agencies, companies and parties concerned with developing the energy sector in all its forms, and the memorandum of understanding supports our future goals of enhancing constructive cooperation that serves our future directions for the next fifty years, and supports the ministry’s strategy originating from the UAE strategy and the objectives of the national strategy Energy 2050, which aims to implement innovative initiatives and find solutions that integrate with energy systems, in addition to supporting research, development and innovation pathways to provide sustainable energy.
His Excellency continued: “The ministry is working to develop the sectors (energy, infrastructure, housing and transportation) in cooperation with its strategic partners, in order to meet the requirements of the next stage in the country’s development process, which is taking rapid steps to achieve global leadership by the 2071 centenary.”
Helmut von Struve said: “We are honored to partner with the UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure and to contribute to the country’s development over the next 50 years and beyond. Siemens is committed to developing technologies that address the most pressing challenges facing the country, its society and the environment, a goal that can only be achieved through a close partnership between the public and private sectors.”