With an active presence in the region for over 28 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
Our mission is to help the Region meet its energy demand, diversify the energy-mix and reduce its carbon footprint by cutting off its carbon emissions. 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. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is looking to produce 30% of its energy from renewables and other low-carbon sources under the “Vision 2030” development program, with nuclear energy playing an important role.
Supporting the region's energy transition
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.
8 entities and subsidiaries
To operate in these different fields of expertise, the Group relies on 8 entities and subsidiaries locally based: EDF Renewables, EDF Hydro, CIST-INGEUM, EDF Nuclear, Transmission Networks, EDF International Networks, Dalkia EDF Group, Framatome. Our force is our team spirit and close collaboration with EDF experts in France and worldwide, to bring the most adapted low-carbon energy solution.
EDF Timeline in the Middle East: Building a clean energy future
1995 – EDF SA entered the UAE to build the control center for TRANSCO (ADWEA). Three 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 energy 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 Bahrain
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, a specialist in renewable energy services, establishes its offices in Abu Dhabi and a year later signs its first project with the Kingdom Center in Riyadh, KSA
2019 – Framatome and EDF International Networks appoint representatives in the Middle East
2021 – Dalkia opens its regional HQ located in the Kingdom Tower in Riyadh, KSA