Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has inked an agreement with Huawei to align its programmes with the Smart Dubai initiative.
The memorandum of understanding (MOU) with DEWA marks Huawei's latest in a series it has entered of late with government entities in Dubai.
Huawei's previous deals with Dubai government agencies include its contract to develop data centres with Dubai Airports, an MOU with Dubai South this July, and the delivery of its Smart Street Solution system to Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority in June.
Its latest MOU with DEWA will see it supporting the utilities authority's remit of smart services, as well as establish a framework to launch similar IT-driven programmes.
Both parties will establish a team to launch pilot programmes that will help develop ready-to-market or immediately actionable initiatives, and research and development (R&D) projects as well.
The MoU also includes a framework to develop Smart Grid infrastructure and smart meters for electricity and water; support Dubai's Demand Side Management programme; and promote self-maintenance.
Additional frameworks included under the MOU will allow for enhanced telecommunications infrastructure and support DEWA’s Fiber Optic Backbone Upgrade, Big Data Management, System Structure, Analytics and Interactive Visualisation, Perimeter and ICT Infrastructure Security, and Cyber Security programmes.
The MOU was inked by Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA, and David Wang, CEO of Huawei UAE, WAM reported.