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ENGIE targets to expand its presence in UAE

By District Energy posted 05-30-2023 17:27




ENGIE, the French utility company, aims to strengthen its presence in the UAE market, having already invested USD11.9 billion in various projects within the Gulf country. According to Frederic Claux, ENGIE's Managing Director of Thermal and Supply for the Asia, Middle East, and Africa region, the company is actively seeking opportunities to expand its footprint in the UAE by offering renewable energy solutions for water desalination, battery storage, and green hydrogen projects. This strategic focus aligns with ENGIE's commitment to sustainable energy practices and its vision to contribute to the country's clean energy transition.

In particular, ENGIE's strategy emphasizes district cooling projects, photovoltaic energy, water desalination plants, and battery storage initiatives. The company is already involved in several projects in the UAE, including the funding of the Al Ajban Solar Photovoltaic plant, which is set to generate 1.5 gigawatts of power. ENGIE has also taken on the responsibility of developing and operating the Mirfa 2 Reverse Osmosis Independent Water Project, valued at USD800 million. This project, with a daily water production capacity of 20 million gallons, is slated to begin operations in 2026, and ENGIE plans to finalize its financial closure and commence construction in the coming weeks.

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