On 6th December Mrs. Marina HASHIM, Managing Director and CEO of EDF-Middle East, met with the Chairman of SEWA, H.E. Dr. Rashid Al Leem along with Arnaud LENES (Transmission Engineering) and Jean-Hugues PARIS (Thermal Engineering).
This meeting was hold in the margins of the presentation by EDF CIST experts of SEWA Master Plan for Generation. Considering the sustained growth of the Emirate, Sharjah will require to adapt its Electric System from Generation to Transmission and Distribution. In this context, SEWA are keen to get access to the technical advising and expertise of another mature utility.
More specifically, Dr. Rashid Al Leem reaffirmed his willingness to develop further the relationship with EDF, which has already been paved with the following on-going projects:

  • Master Plans for both Generation and Transmission,
  • Consultancy services for the connection of a Cement Factory to SEWA grid
  • Technical Advisor for the development of Al Hamryah IPP

One of the next steps will be the visit by SEWA of Bouchain Gas Combined Cycle plant and also of the Research facilities of EDF Lab.
Another contract for the study of the undergrounding of a 132kV Overhead Line was signed this same day by SEWA.