Middle East Energy: A French delegation introducing new solutions to support the energy transition, deliver cleaner energy and supply sustainable power


11 French companies exhibiting in hall 2-G14 at DWTC

United Arab Emirates, March 3nd , 2022- 11 French businesses are taking part in the Middle East Energy exhibition from 7 to 9 March 2022. Expected to bring together over 800 exhibitors and thousands of visitors, specifiers, experts from around the world, this major energy gathering in the MENA region will host 11 companies on the French Pavilion organized by Business France.

With a legacy spanning more than 45 years, Middle East Energy has grown to stand amongst the leading events of the energy sector in the region. The health crisis has not reduced the willingness of businesses in the French electricity sector to take part in the major electrification projects and to meet the energy challenges of tomorrow in the region. The 11 French businesses, which are all experts in energy storage, equipment and applications, electricity transmission and distribution, network protection products, systems and lighting, will offer solutions that are innovative, efficient, and competitive to the region. The MEE will also be the occasion for the French companies to discover the new market demand, share their valuable industry knowledge and develop new areas of business and strengthen existing ones.

The MENA region – a hub of opportunities for French businesses

The countries in the MENA region are currently investing heavily in enhancing their electricity infrastructure and building new power lines, in order to secure supply and respond to the increasing demand for electricity by their booming economies and populations. This includes the development of HDVC (high voltage direct current) interconnection projects, such as, for example, connecting Egypt to the interconnected networks of the GCC, or connecting Saudi Arabia to North Africa, and Egypt to Iraq via Jordan. The strategic importance of energy cooperation between the countries of the Middle East and North Africa has therefore never been stronger. France, as a result of its expertise in building new smart infrastructures, integrating renewable energies into the grid, and storing energy, has a definite role to play in helping the MENA region achieve its low carbon objectives. In addition, the thorough understanding of French equipment manufacturers in so far as concerns the electrification of unconnected, isolated sites, with appropriate off-grid/microgrid solutions, meets the region’s specific requirements.

In conjunction with the announcement that the UAE will host COP28 in 2023, the French companies are keen to introduce new solutions and systems to support the energy transition, deliver cleaner energy and supply sustainable power.