Dubai: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the UAE Space Agency to enhance both parties’ positive role in developing the space sector.
The partnership is aimed at supporting research and development as well as contributing to regulations in the space field. Furthermore, the MoU will support the agency’s Space Data Center (SDC) by collaborating with Moro Hub, a subsidiary of Digital DEWA, the digital arm of DEWA.
The MoU was signed by Mr. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, and Ms. Sarah Al Amiri, Minister of State for Public Education and Advanced Technology and Chairperson of the UAE Space Agency.
“Since Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum launched DEWA’s Space-D program in January 2021, we have come a long way in building DEWA’s capabilities and training Emirati professionals to use space technologies to enhance our electricity and water networks,” the CEO added.
Ms. Sarah Al Amiri, Minister of State for Public Education and Advanced Technology and Chairperson of the UAE Space Agency, commented that “this strategic partnership with DEWA opens new horizons towards innovation in the space sector. Combining our expertise in space technology with DEWA’s capabilities will contribute to developing innovative solutions that enhance the UAE’s position as a global hub in space and technology.”
According to the Minister, the partnership marks a significant milestone towards exploring new possibilities in utilizing and analyzing data using AI and IoT, benefiting from DEWA’s smart services, and supporting the Space Data Center.