With an active presence in the region for over 25 years, we aim to address the Middle East’s energy challenges by offering the most appropriate low-carbon solutions and smart energy services.
Helping the Middle East build a sustainable energy mix
As one of the leading oil and gas production regions for decades, the Middle East has started its energy transition to address the post-oil era. In 2017, the UAE launched “Energy Strategy 2050” with the aim to increase the contribution of clean energy to the energy mix from 25% to 50% and to reach Net-zero by 2050. Moreover, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is looking to produce 30% of its energy from renewables and other sources under the “Vision 2030” development program, with nuclear energy playing an important role. Our mission is clear: help the Region meet its energy demand, diversify the energy-mix and reduce carbon emissions.
Supporting the energy transition of the region
The Middle East benefits from extraordinary natural resources, especially when it comes to sun, wind and gas. In collaboration with local partners, EDF is developing high-performing solar, wind, hydroelectric, thermal, transmission and distribution, as well as energy efficiency projects to help the Middle East meet its ambitious target of clean energy transition.
9 entities and subsidiaries
To operate in these different fields of expertise, the Group relies on 9 entities and subsidiaries locally based:EDF Renewables, EDF Hydro, Ingeum, EDF Nuclear, Transmission Networks, EDF International Networks, Dalkia, Urbanomy, Framatome.Our force is our team spirit and close collaboration with EDF experts in France and worldwide, despite the distance and time zone.
We have been developing clean energy projects In the Middle East for over 25 years, actively strengthening our leading ambition. Building a net zero energy future with electricity and innovative solutions and services is EDF’s purpose, its “raison d’être”. In a leading position in this industry, we are excited to share our knowledge and expertise, and to actively contribute to the energy transition of the region towards a sustainable future.
1995 – EDF SA entered UAE for building the control center for TRANSCO (ADWEA). 3 years later, EDF signs a project in KSA with EWA
2003 – EDF SA opened its Dubai branch for the need of Emirates National Grid Project
2011 – Opening of EDF KSA regional offices and representative branch
2012 – Opening of Qatar Branch where EDF signed a project and grew the team from 1 to 44 people
2014 – EDF starts its thermal engineering activities in the Middle East, from Abu Dhabi
2015 – EDF established its offices in Abu Dhabi Mall and unites all entities together
2016 – EDF Renewables establishes its offices in Dubai, a year later EDF opens a branch in Bahrein
2017 – EDF Renewables and EDF Hydro sign major projects with DEWA, respectively MBR Phase III 800MW solar power plant in Dubai and the first in the region Hydro Pumping Storage Power Plant (HPSPP) - Hatta
2018 – Dalkia establishes its offices in Abu Dhabi and a year later signs its first project with the Kingdom Tower in Riyadh, KSA
2019 – Framatome and EDF International Networks appoint representatives in the Middle East
2021 – Urabnomyenters the Middle eastern market and appoints a representative