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January 9th, 2014

Aligned with its commitment towards Abu Dhabi Vision 2030, Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority (ADWEA) has formed a strategic partnership with PennWell Corporation in support of the upcoming POWER-GEN Middle East and WaterWorld Middle East Conferences to be held in Abu Dhabi.

The upcoming POWER-GEN Middle East and WaterWorld Middle East Conferences will be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE from 12th – 14th October 2014 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).
ADWEA Partnership
The strategic partnership is part of ADWEA’s commitment towards providing the guidance and collaboration needed to enable the Emirate of Abu Dhabi to reach its full potential.

Bringing together local, regional and international experts, the Conference will focus on providing solutions aimed at enhancing the sustainability and management of the power and water industries.

Abdulla Al Nuaimi, Director General of ADWEA said: “As the UAE Government focuses great attention on conserving resources, increasing the operational efficiency of power plants and reducing carbon emissions to protect the environment for future generations, ADWEA is committed to identifying best practices and sustainable solutions to ensure Abu Dhabi has water and electricity needed to continue thriving.”

“We are confident that the POWER-GEN Middle East and WaterWorld Middle East Conferences will enable ADWEA and similar organisations to identify solutions for the management and sustainability of vital resources in the UAE and the region.”

To meet the estimated six to ten per cent annual surge in demand for power, which is around 8 GW of additional capacity, GCC countries are projected to invest more than $300bn in some 20 energy projects by 2020, placing the Middle East as one of the most dynamic power sectors in the world.

POWER-GEN Middle East will provide a gateway for innovative organisations to establish a strong market presence in the region and a platform for decision makers to hear about innovative solutions aimed at addressing increased demand and rapid industrial development.

With the region also constantly facing challenges including and related to waste water management and cost inhibitive desalination projects, WaterWorld Middle East aims to equip delegates with the skills and knowledge that will foster a commitment to sustainable management of the region’s most vital commodity.

  Nigel Blackaby, Event Director, PennWell, said: “ADWEA’s leadership in the marketplace makes them the right partner for this event aimed at enhancing sustainability across the region.  This year’s participants will clearly benefit from the guidance to be provided by ADWEA’s leadership team through their commitment to setting standards in power and water management and conservation.”

Echoing these sentiments, Tom Freyberg, Conference Director of WaterWorld Middle East for PennWell added: “This partnership will enable our regional and international participants to learn how the provision of water services is improving in Abu Dhabi and across the wider MENA region. This is as a result of ADWEA focusing on the development of policies and the implementation of advanced technologies to ensure efficient and sustainable water resource management and distribution.”

Meanwhile The Call for Papers deadline has been extended to Friday 17 January 2014 to submit abstracts for POWER-GEN Middle East 2014.

There are over 85 topics under 10 broad strategic and technical themes to choose from (Market Structure & Regulation, Strategic Planning, Renewable Energy, Market Trends, Project Issues, Fossil Fired Technology, Transmission & Distribution, Operation & Maintenance, Renewable Energy Technology and Nuclear Power).

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