DUBAI, 18th October 2016 (WAM) – Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), and Huawei, a global ICT solutions provider, today announced a strategic partnership aimed at enhancing cooperation in technical and scientific fields.

The partnership is aligned with DEWA’s efforts to achieve the Smart Dubai initiative, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

THE MoU aims to build a partnership to achieve the strategic objective of both parties. This includes providing DEWA with the support required to launch unique smart services by making use of the latest innovative technologies in the field of Information Technology. This will enhance DEWA’s position as a leading international organisation.

The partnership also aims to establish framework to launch more smart initiatives, and a develop innovative capabilities to implement the latest generation of technology. This will achieve the happiness of all customers. According to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), the parties will establish a joint team to launch pilot programmes using the latest technologies. This will help in the development of new innovative initiatives, including ready-to-market or immediately actionable initiatives, to Research and Development (R&D) projects.

The MoU also includes framework to develop Smart Grid infrastructure, and smart meters for Electricity and Water, Demand Side Management, and self-maintenance, framework for Telecommunication Infrastructure and DEWA’s Fiber Optic Backbone Upgrade, Big Data Management, System Structure, Analytics and Interactive Visualization, Perimeter and ICT Infrastructure Security, Cyber Security, and many others.

The MoU was signed by Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, and David Wang, CEO of Huawei UAE.

“DEWA is committed to enhancing collaboration and cooperation with government and private organisations, to expand horizons, and benefit from innovative experience. This will help DEWA develop its services and applications, at the highest international standards, and keep up to date with increasing demands across all fields,” said Al Tayer.

“Huawei is pleased to collaborate with DEWA and to support its efforts in launching innovation ICT solutions that enable DEWA to deliver on the vision of Dubai’s leadership to become a smart, happy city,” said David Wang, CEO of Huawei UAE.