Dubai: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has won the Hydrogen Project of the Year 2023 Award for its green hydrogen project at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. This was part of the Hydrogen Future Awards 2023, organised during the ‘Connecting Green Hydrogen MENA’ (CGHM2023) conference in Dubai.
Mr. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, was also awarded the World Energy Transition Leader 2023. This award recognises influential leaders from international energy corporations who have made significant contributions to the global growth of the clean energy industry.
“The green hydrogen project supports the UAE’s hosting of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 28) during the Year of Sustainability. It is also aligned with Dubai’s firm commitment to sustainability and its unwavering support for energy and combating climate change. It also supports DEWA’s vision to become a globally leading sustainable innovative corporation committed to achieving Net-Zero by 2050,” Mr. Al Tayer added.
Mr. Waleed Bin Salman, Executive Vice President of Business Development and Excellence at DEWA, stated that the green hydrogen project is the first project of its kind in the Middle East and North Africa region to produce green hydrogen using solar energy.
The station was built to accommodate future applications and test platforms for various uses of hydrogen, including energy production, transportation, and industrial uses.
The CGHM2023 was an opportunity to showcase DEWA’s achievements in the transition towards renewable and clean energy, in addition to its pioneering green hydrogen project.