ABB was a finalist at the this years MEED Awards held November 27, in Dubai for the category of ‘Renewable Energy Company’. “We are happy to be recognized as a finalist for this award and a leader in renewable energy solutions,” said Mostafa AlGuezeri, Managing Director, ABB, UAE and Gulf Countries. “From winning a contract for the Mohammed bin Rashid Park Solar Park to bring clean energy in Dubai to installing our solar roof for our offices in AlQuoz – ABB supports the vision of a clean and sustainable UAE. However, our journey doesn’t end here – it’s just beginning.”
Globally, ABB has set itself a target for 2020: To reduce the energy intensity of its businesses by 20 per cent from a 2013 baseline. This includes direct fuel consumption and the use of electricity and district heating for manufacturing processes and operating buildings. “We also aim to cut greenhouse gas emissions by reducing direct fuel consumption, converting to lower carbon sources of energy and improved handling of sulfur hexafluoride gas,” he added.
There were 140 companies shortlisted across various award categories for the MEED Awards 2017. The unprecedented growth of the infrastructure sector across the GCC over the past six decades has been one of the most significant achievements of the region in modern times. Guided by the ambitious national visions set by the leadership of each GCC state, the world has witnessed the transformation of the region from humble beginnings into a vibrant, modern and forward-looking market, where key cities have grown to become important global business and trading hubs.
“The next phase of the GCC’s incredible story will be defined by how well the government and private sectors can work together. The MEED Awards celebrate the very best success stories of the past year, recognizing the greatest commercial and environmental achievements as well as the most valuable innovations and client service,” said Richard Thompson, Editorial Director, MEED, the region’s business intelligence service provider.