The Energy Year Abu Dhabi 2021
“Covid-19’s impact has been the acceleration of the energy transition worldwide.”
Francesco La Camera, Director-General, IRENA
The Energy Year Abu Dhabi 2021 has been conceived and developed as a critical tool for understanding the successful energy transition taking place in the emirate of Abu Dhabi and, by extension, the wider Middle East. It is no surprise that energy industry leaders worldwide are looking to the leadership of the UAE as it pursues the long-term goal of a sustainable energy future via ambitious investments and development programmes in clean energy sources such as nuclear and solar energy.
“Even in the most drastic scenario in terms of demand, we will still need oil. For us the energy transition is about combining, in the smartest way, all types of technologies to achieve an affordable, reliable and cleaner energy for all.”
Christophe Sassolas, UAE Country Chair, TotalEnergies
The Energy Year Abu Dhabi 2021 showcases the progress made by all key industry players, both public and private, towards the ambitious UAE Energy Strategy 2050. The report features not only the most relevant oil and gas upstream and downstream projects, but the critical projects enabling the energy transition in the country such as the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, Noor Abu Dhabi Solar PV Plant, the upcoming Al Dhafra Solar PV Project and many others.
The book features dozens of interviews, including with:
• H.E. Eng. Awaidha Murshed Ali Al Marar, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Energy
• H.E. Mohamed Al Hammadi, CEO, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation
• Christophe Sassolas, TotalEnergies Country Chair in the UAE
• Helge Beuthan, Managing Director, United Arab Emirates, Wintershall Dea
• Abdulla Al Kayoumi, CEO, Sweihan PV Power Company
• Mothana Bahjeat Qteishat, Senior Managing Director, MEA, Jinko Power
This tenth edition of The Energy Year’s Abu Dhabi series provides insight to potential investors on the government’s efforts to push the energy industry forwards, providing a clear picture of the UAE’s opportunities at a time when gas is becoming the key enabler of the energy transition.