First Solar Starts it's Middle East Operations in ENPARK

Monday, February 18, 2013 1 comments

At the Solar Middle East 2013 conference and expo, First Solar, the leading Thin Film Manufacturer in the world has announced it's start of the New MENA Regional Office at ENPARK, which is one TECOM's, ten free zone business parks in the Dubai. 

Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Minister of Finance and Dubai Deputy Ruler inuagrated the Solar Middle East 2013 conference and expo (link)today.

Also First Solar, has announced that Ahmed Nada will join the company as Vice President of Business Development for the Middle East, reporting to Christopher Burghardt, Vice President of Business Development for EuropeMiddle East and Africa (EMEA). In this new role, Ahmed will be based in the Company's Dubai office and will lead business development activities in the region outside of Saudi Arabia, where the company is also establishing operations.

Ahmed has 20 years of experience throughout the Middle East, concentrated in the energy and power industries. He joins First Solar after 14 years with General Electric. He most recently was the business executive and regional general manager of GE Oil & Gas Global Services in the Middle East. Prior to that Ahmed worked at Zahid Tractors & Heavy Machinery Co, a Caterpillar distributor in Saudi Arabia, and Saudi Arabian Marketing Corp. (SAMACO).

"The Middle East is just beginning to tap its immense potential solar power generation, and Ahmed's many years of experience working with the region's leading energy companies will help us to meet the growing demand for renewable energy in the region," said Christopher Burghardt.

"Utility-scale solar power offers a compelling solution to the region's growing energy needs, and this is a great opportunity to leverage First Solar's proven technology and global experience to provide the best value to our customers here," said Ahmed Nada.

Also Saeed Bin Ghubash, Director, ENPARK, said: "We take real pride in welcoming a major player like First Solar as one of ENPARK's business partners. The company clearly recognises the potential of the market in Dubai and the wider region and we are thrilled to be helping provide a base for their operations."

First Solar Targeting MENA Region:

Middle East and North African Countries are increasingly showing support of Solar Power, and that fact is cemented by the new Study released by GTM, which predicts that the Solar Market in MENA Region is expected to hit 3.5GW as quickly as 2015 from the current 149 MW installed capacity, though this represents a small value as compared to other emerging Solar Power houses like India and China, the MENA Solar Market is still showing good Promise.

To Read More on MENA Solar Market Click here

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