About Us

Our Vision

Connected by a shared commitment to the UAE Energy Strategy 2050, we are seven companies working to secure the flow of water and electricity to our people, our homes, our businesses and our nation. Across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and beyond, we enable a dynamic and growing economy by producing and delivering water and electricity in a secure, sustainable and innovative way.

Who we are

Who we are

ADPower is a Public Joint Stock Company, established pursuant to law number 3 of 2019 and wholly owned by the Abu Dhabi Development Holding Company PJSC.

ADPower’s subsidiaries are Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC), Abu Dhabi Transmission and Despatch Company (TRANSCO), Abu Dhabi Distribution Company (ADDC), Al Ain Distribution Company (AADC), Al Mirfa Power Company (AMPC), Abu Dhabi Energy Services (ADES) and the ADX-listed Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA).

SECTOR FACTS AND FIGURES

World’s largest

Single Solar Plant in the World: Noor Abu Dhabi

18 GW

Power Capacity

916 MIGD

Water Capacity

1.2 GW

Renewable Energy Capacity

850K

Customers in Abu Dhabi Emirate

2.4 GW

Power Capacity among Projects under Development

200 MIGD

Water Capacity among Projects under Development

Our Mission

To transform Abu Dhabi’s water and electricity sector into an efficient, reliable, sustainable, value-generating system that empowers excellence, delivers value and is fit for the future.

Efficiency
Professionalism & Excellence
Efficiency
  • We operate in a manner that ensures the steady supply of water and electricity, with effective utilisation of budgets, time and talent to build, operate and maintain assets – all while consistently delivering world-class system availability and performance.

Sustainability
Economic & Social Impact
Sustainability
  • We ensure that funds are allocated to support critical and high-impact growth areas today, while strategically planning for the longer-term resources required to respond to opportunities and challenges of the future.

Reliability
Reliability & Dependability
Reliability
  • We ensure the constant supply of water and electricity is fundamental to economic growth across all sectors in the UAE - an ambitious nation that is continually enhancing the way we live and progress towards a prosperous and sustainable future.

OUR STORY

1998
1999
2001
2005
2007
2008
2009
2011
2014
2017
2018
2019
2020
Our Story of year 1998

Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) is created

Our Story of year 1998

Abu Dhabi Power Corporation is created and incorporated under ADWEA as an intermediate holding company

Our Story of year 1998

Start of privatisation programs

Our Story of year 1998

Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Company (ADWEC) is defined as the single procurer of power and water for Abu Dhabi

Our Story of year 1998

Regulation and Supervision Bureau (RSB) is created to regulate the sector

Our Story of year 1999

Al Mirfa Power Company, an independent water and power producer established in Al Ain and Al Dhafra regions with a capacity of 368 MW and 6 MIGD

Our Story of year 2001

Emirates CMS Power Company, an independent water and power producer, begins commercial operations in Abu Dhabi with a capacity of 760 MW and 51 MIGD

Our Story of year 2005

Shuweihat CMS International Power Company, an independent water and power producer, begins commercial operations in Al Dhafra region with a capacity of 1615 MW and 101 MIGD

Our Story of year 2007

Arabian Power Company, an independent water and power producer, begins commercial operations in Abu Dhabi with a capacity of 2070 MW and 95 MIGD

Our Story of year 2008

Taweelah Asia Power Company, an independent water and power producer, begins commercial operations in Abu Dhabi with a capacity of 2220 MW and 162 MIGD

Our Story of year 2009

Gulf Total Tractebel Company, an independent water and power producer, begins commercial operations in Abu Dhabi with a capacity of 1671 MW and 85 MIGD

Our Story of year 2009

Emirates SembCorp Water & Power Company, an independent water and power producer, begins operations in Al Dhafra region with a capacity of 861 MW and 131 MIGD

Our Story of year 2011

Ruwais Power Company, an independent water and power producer, begins commercial operations in Al Dhafra region with a capacity of 1627 MW and 101 MIGD

Our Story of year 2011

Fujairah Asia Power Company, an independent water and power producer, begins commercial operations in the Northern Emirates with a capacity of 2114 MW and 132 MIGD

Our Story of year 2014

Shuweihat Asia Power Company, an independent power producer, begins commercial operations in Al Dhafra region with electricity capacity of 1647 MW

Our Story of year 2017

Mirfa International Power Company, an independent water and power producer, begins commercial operations in Al Dhafra region with a capacity of 1702 MW and 53 MIGD

Our Story of year 2018

Department of Energy (DoE) is established

Our Story of year 2018

ADWEA is dissolved; its assets and the RSB are folded into the DoE

Our Story of year 2018

EWEC is established, replacing ADWEC

Our Story of year 2019

ADPower is developed into an independent entity to own and manage all assets previously under ADWEA

Our Story of year 2019

Noor Abu Dhabi, the world’s largest single solar plant, begins commercial operations in Abu Dhabi with a clean energy capacity of 1177 MG

Our Story of year 2019

Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC) announces the financial closing of the world’s largest reverse osmosis desalination plant, with a capacity of 200 MIGD

Our Story of year 2019

Abu Dhabi Power Corporation announces the establishment of the largest independent thermal power plant in the UAE

  • EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT TEAM
  • BOARD MEMBERS
HE Saif Mohamed Alhajeri

HE Saif Mohamed Alhajeri

Chairman

H.E. Saif Mohamed Al Hajeri is the Chairman of the Department of Economic Development – Abu Dhabi (DED), a member of the Executive Council of Abu Dhabi. He previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of Tawazun Economic Council, and Tawazun Holding company. Prior to that, he was a Director of the Offset Venture Unit of the Tawazun Economic Council (formerly Offset Program Bureau), and was actively engaged with various key Abu Dhabi Government initiatives. He served throughout his career as a Member of the Board of Directors at a number of leading government and semi-government organizations, including SENAAT, ADNEC & Excel London.

H.E. Al Hajeri holds a bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, USA.

HE Khaled Almehairi

HE Khaled Almehairi

Board Member

HE Khaled Almehairi is currently the Chairman of Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX). Prior to chairing the Board of Directors of ADX, Al Muhairi held several positions in the Abu Dhabi Government. He served as Director General of the General Secretariat of the Executive Council, Executive Director of the Business Support Division at the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court, Managing Director of Abu Dhabi General Services Company (Musanada) and member of the Board of Directors of the National Health Insurance Company (Daman).

H.E. Almehairi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Applied Science from Higher Colleges of Technology in Abu Dhabi.

HE Mohamed Al Suwaidi

HE Mohamed Al Suwaidi

Vice Chairman

H.E. Mohamed Hassan Al Suwaidi is the Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Development Holding Company (ADDHC), the parent company holding interests in state-owned entities across various developmentrelated sectors. He also serves as Chairman of Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC), Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Power Corporation (ADPC), and a board member of Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and Aramex. He previously held several positions at Mubadala Investment Company, including Director of Manufacturing and other management posts from more than 10 years. Prior to joining Mubadala, H.E. Al Suwaidi worked at Union National Bank (UNB), Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB), and the General Secretariat of Abu Dhabi Executive Council.

H.E. Al Suwaidi holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from UAE University.

HE Mubarak Aldhaheri

HE Mubarak Aldhaheri

Board Member

HE Mubarak Aldhaheri is currently the Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company. He held various positions serving as the Chairman of Abu Dhabi Distribution Company, a Member of the Board of Directors of Abu Dhabi General Services Company, Member of the Board of Directors of Abu Dhabi Farmers’ Services Center, Chairman of Al Wathba Waste Water Company, among other positions he occupied in the United Arab Emirates.

H.E. Aldhaheri holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the UAE university, and an Executive MBA from Zayed University, UAE.

Khalifa Al Suwaidi

Khalifa Al Suwaidi

Board Member

Salem Aldarmaki

Salem Aldarmaki

Board Member

Mr. Salem Aldarmaki is a Deputy Director in the Real Estate and Infrastructure Department of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA). He holds a number of active roles within ADIA, including serving as the Chairman of the Taxation Committee and as a member of the Investment Guidelines Committee Previously, In 2011, he moved to the Americas team where he focused on managing investments in the existing Americas portfolio and, underwriting and executing new investments.

Mr. Aldarmaki holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Accounting) from the Ohio State University, USA and was awarded the CFA Charter.

Jasim Thabet

Jasim Thabet

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director

Mr. Jasim Husain Thabet has nearly 20 years of experience as an energy executive, including his current position as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Abu Dhabi Power Corporation (ADPC). His management portfolio at ADPC includes Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC), Abu Dhabi Distribution Company (ADDC), Al Ain Distribution Company (AADC) and Abu Dhabi Transmission and Dispatch Company (Transco). Before joining ADPC, Mr. Thabet was Chief Executive Officer of National Central Cooling Company (Tabreed) as well as Vice President of Industry at Mubadala Investment Company.

Mr. Thabet holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from St Martin’s University in Washington state, United States.

Jasim Thabet

Jasim Thabet

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director

Mr. Jasim Thabet has nearly 20 years of experience as an energy executive, including his current position as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Abu Dhabi Power Corporation. His management portfolio at Abu Dhabi Power Corporation includes Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC), Abu Dhabi Distribution Company (ADDC), Al Ain Distribution Company (AADC) and Abu Dhabi Transmission and Dispatch Company (Transco), Al Mirfa Power Company (AMPC). Before joining Abu Dhabi Power Corporation, Mr. Thabet was Chief Executive Officer of National Central Cooling Company (Tabreed) as well as Vice President of Industry at Mubadala Investment Company.

Mr. Thabet holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from St Martin’s University in Washington state, United States.

Graham Talbot

Graham Talbot

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Graham Talbot has more than 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, including his most recent position as Chief Finance Officer of Maersk Energy in Copenhagen. Prior to Maersk he was Regional Finance Director for BG Group, where his responsibilities included the $20bn Queensland Curtis LNG project. During his 23 years at Shell he held several senior international finance roles in U.K., Dubai, U.S., Australia, among other countries. Throughout his career Graham has held a broad range of functional accountabilities including - Finance, Strategy, Trading, and Commercial. In addition, he has held numerous Board positions in various jurisdictions.

Mr. Talbot holds an MBA from Melbourne Business School. Also he is a Fellow of CPA Australia, a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia, a Graduate member of the Institute of Company Directors.

Omar Alhashmi

Omar Alhashmi

Executive Director, Asset Management

Mr. Omar Abdulla Alhashmi has more than 15 years of experience across multiple sectors including energy, aviation and metals and mining. His current position as Executive Director of Asset Management at Abu Dhabi Power Corporation. His responsibility is to maximize value across the ADPC group of companies through ensuring efficient deployment and management of resources. Before joining ADPC, Mr. Alhashmi was head of strategy development in Etihad Airways as well as Vice President of Industry at Mubadala Investment Company.

Mr. Alhashmi holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Oklahoma State University, a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from George Washington University, and MBA from London Business School.

Steve Ridlington

Steve Ridlington

Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Steve Ridlington has over 35 years of experience in oil and gas and utilities industries, primarily with BP and Tabreed. With BP, his experience spanned several countries over a twenty year period in a variety of leadership roles, culminating with five years spent with Russian based TNK-BP. Most recently, Steve has served as Chief Financial Officer of Tabreed and prior to that was the CFO for London-based Buried Hill, a private upstream oil and gas exploration company.

Mr Ridlington graduated with honours in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Sussex, and holds a Masters of Philosophy, Economics with Mathematics from the University of Oxford, both in the UK. Steve has been a member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers since 1992.

Mohammad Sharafi

Mohammad Sharafi

General Counsel

Mr. Mohammad Sharafi has over 11 years of experience and serves as the General Counsel and Board Secretary of Abu Dhabi Power Corporation. Prior to joining AD Power, Mohammad was a Senior Legal Counsel at Mubadala Investment Company, advising on major M&A transactions, power/utilities projects and transactions in the industrial, energy and financial institutions sectors. Mohammad qualified as a Solicitor with Clifford Chance LLP.

Mr. Sharafi holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) with Honors from the University of Westminster, UK and a Post-graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC) from the University of Law. He is also a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England & Wales.

Nabil Almessabi

Nabil Almessabi

Executive Director, Human Capital And Communications

Mr. Nabil Almessabi has over 18 years of experience in various senior positions within Oil&Gas, Banking, Real Estate Development, Tourism planning, and currently within the Utilities Industries. Nabil oversees the development and execution of group-wide initiatives on the corporate level, with a focus of Human Capital and Communications, while maintaining harmonised processes to ensure high quality services are delivered to internal and external stakeholders.

Mr. Almessabi holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the UAE University, a management diploma from the University of Cambridge, and a Global Executive MBA from INSEAD.

Shailesh Monteiro

Shailesh Monteiro

Senior Technical Advisor

Mr. Shailesh Monteiro has over twenty five years of international experience covering Canada, United Kingdom, Kuwait, India and UAE in the power, water sector responsible for the initiating and implementing over 10 assets totaling in excess of 10,000 MW and 450 MIGD. Mr Monteiro spent last nine years with Mubadala Utilities division has been involved in initiating and developing several investments in power and water desalination projects. Prior to that, he was based in Toronto, working for Blackstone private equity, power development vehicle Sithe Global, responsible for development of gas fired power plants. Mr. Monteiro spent 10 years working as a Consulting Engineer with Parsons Brinckerhoff Power. Mr Monteiro, started his career in Tata Electric Company in Mumbai in 1993.

Mr. Monteiro holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Mangalore, India and has received a P.Eng license in Professional Engineering in Ontario, Canada.

Stephen Wackerle

Stephen Wackerle

Chief Risk and Internal Audit Officer

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HE Saif Mohamed Alhajeri

Chairman

Career and experience:

H.E. Saif Mohamed Al Hajeri is the Chairman of the Department of Economic Development – Abu Dhabi (DED), a member of the Executive Council of Abu Dhabi. He previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of Tawazun Economic Council, and Tawazun Holding company. Prior to that, he was a Director of the Offset Venture Unit of the Tawazun Economic Council (formerly Offset Program Bureau), and was actively engaged with various key Abu Dhabi Government initiatives. He served throughout his career as a Member of the Board of Directors at a number of leading government and semi-government organizations, including SENAAT, ADNEC & Excel London.

Qualifications and recognition:

H.E. Al Hajeri holds a bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, USA