In pictures: 19th annual WETEX exhibition in Dubai
19th WETEX has drawn the participation of over 2,000 exhibitors from 50 countries, and more than 75 sponsors, with an estimated 30,000 visitors over three days at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC)
The Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition, WETEX 2017, was opened on Monday by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and Chairman of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid was accompanied by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, toured the exhibition area, and reviewed the latest technologies displayed at the exhibition, where more than 2,000 exhibitors from 40 different countries are participating. Masdar is proud to be a strategic partner of DEWA, and to be supporting the realisation of Dubai’s 2050 Clean Energy Strategy. DP World and the Jafza Phase 1 roof top solar project of 22 MWp is in an advanced stage of construction with several facilities already supplying power to the grid. Phase 2 of the project for another 15-25 MWp is about to be contracted with completion scheduled for 2019. ACWA Power is also exhibiting other recent projects including the completed 200 MW second phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. DEWA Innovation Hall will attract creative minds and innovative companies to show their inventions and innovations which in turn will support the next generation as well as boost energy, water, environment, and green development. Exhibition will also focus on promoting innovative green solutions and technologies in the areas of water, clean and renewable energy, environment, oil and gas, and environmental sustainability. All future ENOC service stations will be powered by solar energy to support the UAE's long-term strategy to target an energy mix that combines renewable, nuclear and clean energy sources to meet the country's economic requirements and environmental goals. Ducab is working to power the UAE’s renewable energy agenda with a particular emphasis on solar, nuclear and wind energy during this year’s Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition, WETEX 2017. Dubai Municipality has signed an agreement to produce a highly efficient water tap that can save water in big quantities. The product, named Dubai Tap, will be used to save ablution water in Dubai's mosques during the first phase of the project.