Energy efficiency - saving resources
Energy efficiency not only saves fossil fuels and reduces greenhouse gases, it also brings financial advantages. Providing energy efficient solutions can help to resolve some of the Middle East’s most urgent challenges.
The population in Middle Eastern countries is growing rapidly, which is increasing the demand for electrical power and drinking water. Sustainable infrastructure expansion is therefore a priority for the countries on the Arabian Gulf in order to meet their needs for better energy efficiency and sustainable power generation.
While renewable energy sources are important for sustainable power generation, our world still relies heavily on the Middle East’s fossil fuels, oil and gas. Siemens is involved in numerous energy-efficiency and sustainable energy projects in the Middle East, for example, Shuweihat II. This combined cycle power plant with a desalination system has supplied power and drinking water to Abu Dhabi since 2011. There is also a huge potential for increasing energy conservation with green building and energy efficiency in industrial engineering.
Zayed Future Energy Prize
Siemens was awarded the Zayed Future Energy Prize 2013 in the category ‘Large Corporations’.Zayed Future Energy Prize
Oil and gas
Oil and gas have played an important economic role in the Middle East region for decades, and there’s much to gain from efficient use of fossil fuel resources.Oil and gas
In a world of climate change and limited fossil fuel resources, renewable energy sources are increasingly important. In the Middle East, there is a vast potential for renewable energy.Renewable energy
Energy-efficient public transportation, intelligent traffic management, and traffic control can all contribute significant energy savings in transportation.Energy conservation
Efficient industrial engineering
Greater efficiency in industrial engineering leads to a greater profit, while reducing emissions and saving resources.Industrial engineering
Technology is one of the strongest forces for reducing the emission of greenhouse gases and combating the negative consequences of climate change such as global warming. Siemens’ technology is contributing to greater energy efficiency in the Middle East. In recognition of its efforts in reducing CO2 emissions and energy consumption through innovative green technologies, Siemens was awarded the Zayed Future Energy Prize 2013 in Abu Dhabi.
As a thought leader, Siemens took an active part in the 2012 U.N. Climate Change Conference COP18 in Qatar, with the aim of offering energy-efficient solutions in the Middle East and helping reduce CO2 emissions. In January 2013, Siemens participated in the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, which focused on the future of energy and especially the field of renewable energy, to discuss sustainability and address climate change. In April 2013, Siemens is showcasing the very latest in energy-efficient technology solutions at WETEX, in Dubai.