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Dubai World Trade Centre to power up with solar energy

Dubai World Trade Centre powers up with solar energy (2)

 

DUBAI / WAM

In its ongoing commitment to champion the UAE’s clean energy agenda, the Dubai World
Trade Centre, (DWTC), has conducted an extensive feasibility study to use solar energy
across its real estate assets, in both the Trade Centre and Jebel Ali locations.
Within the DWTC complex, the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, DICEC, is planning to be the flagship
asset that will incorporate next-generation technologies for optimisation of solar power as well
as the latest energy conservation methods.
“DWTC’s commitment to contributing to the UAE’s clean energy agenda is exemplified in our deployment of pioneering sustainable and renewable energy solutions across the DWTC complex. The integral convention and exhibition assets in particular will spearhead our efforts to drive innovation and be the future global benchmark for sustainability, as it is aligned with Dubai’s master plan for a green future,” said HE Helal Saeed Almarri, Director General of Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, (DTCM), and Dubai World Trade Centre Authority, (DWTCA).
“The detailed feasibility study aims to incorporate next generation technologies for the exhibition halls that will be part of the retained permanent event and conference facilities within
the DWTC complex. We envision this project at the heart of Dubai’s new business district, to serve
as the emirate’s showcase initiative for clean and sustainable
energy on an international stage,” he added.
As part of the initial phases
of DWTC’s comprehensive
sustainability programme, the Trade Centre complex will see
the installation of a 1.2MW photovoltaic solar power plant spanning around 10,500 square metres and featuring around 4,500 photovoltaic modules, to generate an estimated 1,800 MWh/year to cater for 60 x 1-bedroom apartment equivalent residential unit requirements
annually.

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