Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) announced the participation of 55 countries in the 21st Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX 2019), organised by DEWA under the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai; and under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of DEWA, and the 4th Dubai Solar Show, the region's largest solar energy exhibition. The two exhibitions will be held from 21-23 October 2019 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, under the umbrella of Green Week, which aims to raise awareness on the importance of rationalisation of energy and water consumption and to promote a culture of environmental sustainability and conservation.
Seven new countries: Russia, Japan, Singapore, Brazil, Chile, Ireland, and Poland are participating in WETEX for the first time. halls 1-8, Arena Hall, Sheikh Saeed Hall 1, and the 18 international pavilions at the exhibition will feature local players and entities showcasing their innovative projects and latest technologies related to the energy, water, environment and green development sectors. This will include a wide range of smart solutions in the fields of renewable energy and water, sustainability solutions and rationalisation of consumption. Leading companies and entities such as Department of Energy Abu Dhabi, Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), ABB, Acwa Power, Siemens, Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), Ghantoot Gulf Contracting, Ducab, Future Pipe Industries, and Diamond Developers, have also confirmed their participation at WETEX 2019.
Widespread international participation at the 21st edition of the exhibition underscores the high confidence in WETEX as a strategic platform to explore fruitful collaboration between local and global leaders. It also serves as an ideal platform for the launch of latest technological innovations, new partnerships and signing of investment agreements capable of driving sustainability efforts forward. It further highlights the pivotal role of Dubai and the UAE as a direct gateway to the major growth markets in the Middle East, and in directing global efforts towards the adoption of a green economy model. These endeavours accelerate the pace of sustainable development, under the guidance of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of UAE; and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, thereby promoting renewable and clean energy sectors in accordance with the pillars of innovation and technology under the UAE Vision 2021 and the UAE Centennial 2071 to ensure sustainable development and happiness of future generations, said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA and Founder and Chairman of WETEX.
We look forward with confidence and optimism to the current edition of WETEX, which will see the launch of a range of cutting-edge smart innovations for the first time in the region, as well as the results of key research and development efforts that will contribute to finding viable solutions to the challenges of energy and water conservation and environmental sustainability. These efforts will promote clean and renewable energy technologies, in line with our shared aspirations to build a safer, more prosperous and sustainable future for present and future generations, added Al Tayer.
The new participating countries highlight the most prominent research, products and technologies for environmental protection, water, renewable energy, automation, reverse osmosis, UV, besides innovative products, technologies and solutions in the areas of digital infrastructure, artificial intelligence, automation, big data, photovoltaic solar power generation, Concentrated Solar Power (CSP), asset management and smart solutions for the region. They will also introduce their innovative products in the fields of pressure control; sewage treatment systems; industrial and agricultural water pipes; thermal insulation technologies; wastewater disposal systems; conservation of water resources and water quality; operation and maintenance of plants; energy; thermal plant maintenance systems; desalination plants; and renewable energy services and others.
The international pavilions in WETEX and DSS 2019 include Italy, Germany, Turkey, Taiwan, Korea, China (two pavilions in both exhibitions), Switzerland, the UK, Russia, Japan, Ireland, Singapore, Brazil, Netherland, Czech Republic, Egypt, and Denmark.
Source: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority