Sharjah Electricity, Water and Gas Authority to establish meteorological station in central region

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The managers of Sewa and the Netherlands Bundera sign the agreement remotely.
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SHARJAH: The Sharjah Electricity, Water and Gas Authority (Sewa) signed an agreement with the Dutch company Bundera Consult to establish an advanced weather station in the central region, to collect data and develop a climate information base for use in the preparation of studies on renewable energies wind and solar energy projects.

The agreement was signed remotely by Saeed Al Suwaidi, president of Sewa, in the presence of Hamad Al Tunaiji, director of the energy transport department of the Authority, and Eric Ernst, director of the Dutch company Bundera Consult.

Al Suwaidi said the authority was working under the guidance of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, member of the Supreme Council and ruler of Sharjah, to promote sustainability and develop a comprehensive energy strategy to seek the best solutions and technologies. to ensure energy efficiency according to the highest standards by encouraging cooperation with all stakeholders.

He pointed out that the growing demand for energy necessitates moving forward in finding appropriate solutions and developing a strategy that forms a future vision for renewable energy studies in the emirate of Sharjah.

New projects

Al Tunaiji said the authority was eager to start preparing specialized studies to implement a number of new projects in the field of alternative and renewable energy from wind and solar power.

Eric Ernst, director of the Dutch company Bundera Consult, said the company is keen to cooperate with Sewa, develop partnership relations and exchange information and experiences between the two parties through a specific plan, and that ‘it will work to establish the station to the best specifications, while providing modern and advanced data monitoring devices.

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