Rise of Renewable Energy in the MENA Region

05 November by


This week ALLEN & YORK's Middle East Managing Director, Simon Bangs, contributed to a panel discussion on the topic of “Standardisation & Localisation for Renewables in the MENA region” during the 6th Desert Energy Leadership Summit.  

With the increased cost-competiveness of renewables in the Middle East & Africa for utility scale power generation, organisers were keen to understand the challenge of how to quickly mobilise a skilled, yet cost-effective workforce upon the projects being developed.

The summit organised by the The Desertec Industrial Initiative brought together recruiters, officials and decision makers from the public and private sectors from around the world, including; ALLEN &YORK's Dubai based team, Saudi ACWA Power, Germany's RWE and the State Grid Corporation of China. 

According to the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century 2014 report, the UAE is ranked third worldwide behind Spain and the USA in the generation of concentrated solar power CSP.

The Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030 developed by the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy diversifies Dubai's energy mix to comprise 71% from natural gas 15% from solar energy 7% from clean coal and 7% from nuclear power. DEWA is implementing a series of major renewables projects in cooperation with the private sector. The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is the largest single-site solar energy project in the world and will produce 3000MW by 2030.

With experience of helping a range of developers, EPC’s, O&M develop Wind, PV, CSP & Hydro projects, ALLEN & YORK are always keen to hear from both job-seekers and employers looking to develop their careers in the industry.

Contact our Dubai team to discuss your renewable energy recruitment requirements.