Belgian Ambassador to the UAE discusses sustainability projects with Tractebel and Masdar

30 Aug 2021

Participants strengthened partnerships over an agenda of topics ranging from ongoing renewable energy and desalination initiatives to future opportunities in the Middle East and beyond.  

During an event that helped deepen Tractebel’s footprint in the Middle East and India (MEI) region, our Middle East Regional Manager Thomas Palix and His Excellency Peter Claes, Ambassador of Belgium to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), met with global renewable energy and sustainability company Masdar at its headquarters in Abu Dhabi on August 16, 2021. Attendees discussed current Tractebel projects in the Middle East in desalination and renewable energy, the extension of the Framework Agreement and upcoming opportunities in UAE and abroad.

Masdar representatives included Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi (Chief Executive Officer), Mohammad Abdelqader El Ramahi (Director, Asset Management & Technical Services, Clean Energy), Yousef Baselaib (Executive Director, Strategy and Corporate Development), and George Shenouda (Head, Strategy and Investment Research).

The meeting was organized with the support of the Belgian Embassy in UAE and the Wallonia Export Investment Agency.

Middle East Regional Manager Thomas Palix and His Excellency Peter Claes, Ambassador of Belgium to the UAE




Masdar CEO Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Mohammad Abdelqader El Ramahi, Yousef Baselaib and George Shenouda 

Tractebel’s Center of Excellence in Dubai a hub of sustainability initiatives

Tractebel in the Middle East and India (MEI) set up a Center of Excellence in Dubai in 2020, which serves to strengthen and expand its capabilities, references and partnerships in desalination and renewable energy with various clients throughout the Middle East.

About Masdar

Based in Abu Dhabi, Masdar is a pioneering international renewable energy and sustainability company with a focus on advancing commercially viable solutions in energy, urban development and clean technologies in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and across the world. Masdar is wholly owned by the Mubadala Investment Company, a global strategic investment company with operations in more than 50 countries.

“We’re grateful to Masdar for hosting this informative and thought-provoking exchange, and the participation of His Excellency the Ambassador of Belgium to the UAE. Together we discussed a variety of sustainability initiatives of shared interest and involvement, which not only helped to further strengthen our partnership with Masdar, but to drive the common goal of all present: to create a positive impact towards a sustainable world, where people, planet and profit collectively thrive.”

Thomas Palix, Regional Manager Middle East





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