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IAS “Snowflake” at the Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) in Dubai

MIPT presented the AHEAD – IAS Snowflake project at the leading global exhibition in the water, environment, and energy technologies – WETEX 2021 (Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition). WETEX 2021 was held on 5-7 October in person.

A Russian stand at the WETEX 2021, as well as a business program of the Russian delegation in the UAE was organized by All-Russia Public Organization “Business Russia”. The Russian delegation of 24 entrepreneurs, representing the interests of 10 Russian leading companies, that are operating in the field of small-scale distributed energy, engineering, oil and gas and chemical industries, water technology, IT, renewable energy sources, was headed by Maxim Zagornov, "Business Russia" Business Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, President of the Russian Distributed Power Generation Association and Director of MKC Group of Companies. As a result of the well-coordinated work and high professionalism of the "Business Russia" team, the business mission of the Russian delegation to WETEX was effective, successful and very productive. All participating member-companies presented their technologies and held a series of business meetings with current and potential partners.

WETEX 2021 has become a platform for negotiations and new contracts for 1,200 companies, 60 sponsors from 55 countries. About 2,500 exhibitors presented their latest achievements in the field of energy, water conservation, saving natural resources and building a sustainable environment.

“WETEX is a world-leading platform that emphasizes the connection between sustainability and the technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. WETEX focuses on breakthrough technologies, digitalization, artificial intelligence and developments for clean energy and water production. I am confident that the exhibition will provide exhibitors with an exceptional experience and an opportunity to learn about the latest technologies and developments in the field of energy, water, sustainability and innovation" - noted Al Tayer at the opening ceremony of WETEX.

Russian companies were represented at WETEX for the second time and gained a lot of interest from visitors and exhibitors. More than 300 people visited the stand of "Business Russia" during the three days of the exhibition, including: Oleg Fomin, Consul General of the Russian Federation in Dubai and Northern Emirates, Ali Habib Al-Khalsan, Director of Partnerships Department, Dubai Economy, Ara Melikyan, Trade Representative of the Russian Federation in the UAE, leaders of several free economic zones in the UAE and others.

During the exhibition, the MIPT delegation also held business meetings and negotiations with a number of companies from the UAE, Oman, Ireland, Japan and other countries. At the meetings they discussed the prospects and forms of further cooperation within the framework of the IAS Snowflake project and on the MIPT platform in general.

“The Arctic Snowflake project attracted a lot of attention at the international exhibition in sunny Dubai. Station's mobility and its power generation autonomy for remote facilities/settlements in the Arctic were of particular interest to potential partners of the UAE, where the infrastructural connection between the state's islands is also significant. It is gratifying to note that hydrogen energy technologies and other modern developments of MIPT are on the international agenda, which means great prospects for further international cooperation and, possibly, new joint projects”, said Yury Vasiliev, Executive Director of the Institute of Arctic Technologies.

For more information on the business mission of the "Business Russia" to the UAE visit the website.