Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) led by HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO, visited the headquarters of Huawei, a global Information and Communications Technology (ICT) company, in China. The visit aimed to enhance collaboration and explore opportunities for digital transformation in the utility sector. Al Tayer and his delegation met with senior officials from Huawei and were briefed on the company’s latest technologies, products, and facilities.
During the visit, HE Saeed Al Tayer held meetings with Guo Ping, Chairman of Huawei Supervisory Board, Charles Yang, President of Global Marketing and Sales Services, and Sun Fuyou, CEO of Huawei Electric Power Digitalisation Business Unit. Discussions focused on enhancing cooperation and exchanging best practices in areas such as energy storage, smart grids, digital transformation, cloud computing, and electric vehicle charging stations. The successful launch of the world’s largest green data centre, implemented by Moro Data Hub in collaboration with Huawei, was highlighted during the meetings.
The delegation also visited various Huawei facilities, including the Edison Exhibition Hall, Huawei Enterprise Digital Transformation Exhibition Hall, Huawei Digital Power Antuoshan Base, and Huawei Flagship Store. They were briefed on Huawei Digital Power’s latest products and developments in areas such as smart vehicle auto driving.
The visit culminated in the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Digital DEWA and Huawei to enhance their strategic partnership. The MoU focuses on accelerating digital transformation, decarbonization, and developing a future-oriented power communication network. The collaboration aligns with DEWA’s efforts in energy transformation, sustainability, and achieving Net-Zero. The MoU was signed by Marwan Bin Haidar and Jerry Liu, General Manager of Huawei Technologies UAE L.L.C.
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer expressed his satisfaction with the collaboration and highlighted the importance of digital technologies and Artificial Intelligence in improving performance and enhancing people’s lives. The partnership aims to support the UAE’s strategies for artificial intelligence and the fourth industrial revolution, contributing to a competitive national economy based on knowledge, innovation, and future technological applications. Al Tayer emphasized the goal of achieving the UAE’s environmental goals and upscaling the country’s climate ambition, particularly in preparation for hosting COP 28. The MoU reinforces DEWA’s commitment to efficiency, sustainability, and reducing carbon emissions in the electricity production process.
Jerry Liu, General Manager of Huawei Technologies UAE L.L.C., expressed the company’s commitment to enhancing cooperation with DEWA and bringing leading digital power solutions to Dubai. The collaboration aims to support the city’s clean energy strategy, disrupt the business model of public utilities, and pave the way for a digitalized future in power transmission.
The MoU covers a wide range of collaboration areas, including energy sector communication networks, digital transformation services, artificial intelligence platforms, data centers, and smart energy systems. The partnership will contribute to the development of a future-oriented and sustainable energy landscape in Dubai.