DEWA in Dubai has won 59 prestigious regional, local and international awards and also set two Guinness World Records last year.
The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has bagged 383 awards (67 regional, 67 local, 249 global) from 2015 to 2021.
One of its most noteworthy successes was bagging the Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award (SKEA) in the Elite Category in 2021.
Dewa scored 850 in the evaluation, which is the highest score in the Award’s history since its launch in 1999, with 200 local and regional organisations taking part in this round.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai and Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, honoured this Dubai government department, DEWA, with five awards at the Dubai Government Excellence Program (DGEP) Awards in 2021.
The most notable Award is the Elite Award, which is given to those government entities that score 600 or more points. Other of its awards included the Best Entity in the Emiratisation Field, Dubai Medal for Young Employee, Dubai Medal for Specialised Employee and special recognition for the Unknown Soldier.
DEWA has also won the 2020 Hamdan Bin Mohammed Program for Government Services Flag for its Smart Living initiative.
The managing director and CEO of DEWA, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, said the successes are the consequence of its work under the vision and directions of its wise leadership, whose purpose is to make the UAE government one of the best in the world and make the country the world’s leading country by its Centennial in 2071.
Guinness World Records affirmed Dewa’s Jebel Ali Power Generation and Water Production Complex is the biggest single-site natural gas power generation facility globally.
The DEWA has an electricity generation capability of 9,547 MW. The second record was for the first 3D-printed laboratory all over the world. The record was granted for Dewa’s Robotics & Drone laboratory. Dewa aims to set two new records for the tallest solar tower globally at 262.44 metres and the largest 700-megawatt Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant in the fourth stage of the Solar Park.