DEWA awards consultancy contract for its Solar Innovation Centre to Ted Jacobs & Kettle Collective
Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded the consultancy services to design and supervise the construction of its new project, The Solar Innovation Centre, to Ted Jacobs Engineering Group (TJEG). Kettle Collective will work closely with TJEG as the lead architect for the project which was launched by DEWA with support from the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy.
“DEWA designs and develops innovative projects in the field of clean energy to further support sustainable development in Dubai. Our efforts are in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai to establish Dubai as a global hub of finance, trade, tourism, and sustainability,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA.
“The Solar Innovation Centre is a sustainable architecture and a value adding facility to the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. The landmark design celebrates the unique identity of the energy park reinforcing a sense of green Dubai as a leading example of sustainable development regionally and internationally. The building will be a platform to showcase the latest solar and sustainable technologies and highlights DEWA’s achievements in this field,” added Al Tayer.
The Solar Innovation Centre will be a main focal point for companies, researchers, university students, individuals working in the field of solar energy as well as for developers and manufacturers of clean-energy technologies. The Centre is expected to be completed by November 2015.
"We are delighted to have been selected for this project, not only because of the competition that we were up against but because of the importance of this building in the future of Dubai," said Tony Kettle, Director and Design Principal of Kettle Collective.
TJEG is a consulting engineering firm specialising in planning, design and construction of buildings in the healthcare, science and technology, and higher education sectors as well as mixed-use facilities. The core methodology of TJEG’s engineering services for these complex building types is based on their on-going research and development of the most sustainable design solutions. The company has a vast and rich experience in designing low-energy buildings.