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ADNOC, EWEC Sign Clean Energy Partnership

ADNOC, EWEC Sign Clean Energy Partnership

Wednesday, 27 October, 2021 - 10:00
The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC) sign a clean energy partnership. (WAM)

The United Arab Emirates announced on Tuesday a clean energy partnership between the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC).

The strategic partnership will see up to 100 percent ADNOC’s grid power supplied by EWEC’s nuclear and solar clean energy sources, making ADNOC the first major oil and gas company to decarbonize its power starting January 2022.

“This pioneering partnership highlights ADNOC’s vital role in investing in transformative innovations, advancing decarbonization efforts, and supporting the diversification of the UAE’s energy portfolio,” said Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office and Chairman of the Executive Committee of ADNOC’s Board of Directors.

“It also marks a major moment in the activation of a strategic, long-term plan to further decarbonize ADNOC’s operations sustainably,” he added.

Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and Managing Director and Group CEO of ADNOC, Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber said the company was embracing the energy transition. “ADNOC extends an open invitation to new and existing partners to join us in delivering practical solutions to secure a cleaner energy future.”

EWEC chairman Mohammed Al Suwaidi said Abu Dhabi’s energy sector was working towards sustainability. The agreement with ADNOC is “a testament to the targeted investment EWEC has placed in developing world leading renewable projects, and the UAE’s vision in developing the first nuclear energy plant in the Arab World.”

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