A distinguished delegation from the Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE) led by the DoE’s Chairman His Excellency Eng. Awaidha Murshed Al Marar is visiting the Australian state of Victoria this week in order to contribute its efforts towards expanding cooperation and strengthening strategic partnerships in energy between the UAE’s capital and other countries of the world.
The DoE delegation is set to meet with officials from the Government of the State of the Victoria as well as the senior executives from the state’s energy regulatory institutions including Australian Energy Regulator (AER), the Energy Efficiency Council, and Australia Energy Market Operator.
The motive also includes the meetings with top leaders of Australian energy companies, businessmen and industry experts. The highlight of the visit will be DoE’s participation in Australia Energy Week that is taking place between June 11 and June 14 in Melbourne.
H.E. Al Marar said: “With a history of strategic relationships between the UAE and Australia that are underpinned by productive collaborations across various sectors, particularly in energy, our visit this week is a significant event for us at the Abu Dhabi Department of Energy. We look forward to forging more strategic partnerships with world-leading energy organizations to optimize the use of energy resources in Abu Dhabi and rationalize energy consumption. we also aim to enhance our efforts to advance our energy ecosystem in line with the sustainable development objectives of Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 which focus on transforming the energy sector while delivering economic growth based on sustainable development.”
The ties between the UAE and Australia has been significantly growing and covering various sectors. Non-oil trade volume between two countries is estimated at $3.3 billion in 2017 which shows a 16% increase as compared to 2016’s figure. Moreover, air and maritime transport have also seen significant growth adding to strong collaboration across several sectors.
H.E will deliver a speech at the Australian Energy Week 2019 focusing on the strong move towards clean energy. The delegation is participating in the event alongside representatives from the international research centres, global energy firms, energy technology developers, top energy consumers and well-known decision makers.
The event offers a platform to explore the latest tools and visions in managing energy systems as well as exploring developments in the global energy market and promoting strong cooperation in emerging technologies and sustainable energy.
The DoE Chairman said: “Taking part in Australian Energy Week 2019 supports our plans to maximize collaboration between DoE and leading world organizations to empower the energy sector in Abu Dhabi. It is a great opportunity to explore the latest breakthroughs in clean energy production and energy efficiency while showcasing our own expertise and leading energy initiatives with other countries around the world."