Mohammed El Ramahi
Born in Amman, Jordan in 1971. An engineer by profession; Graduated as a Mechanical Engineer from University of Science and Technology in June 1993. Accredited Masters of Science (MSc) degree in Water Engineering, from London University, UK in June 2005.
Chartered Water and Environmental Manager, Chartered Environmentalist, member of the Chartered Institution of Water & Environmental Management, UK, Professional Engineer, member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers and Project Management Professional, member of the Project Management Institution. Joined Masdar on 1 August 2011. Masdar is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Government-owned Mubadala Development Company, a catalyst for the economic diversification of the Emirate.
Currently the Director, Asset Management, and Technical Services acting as the focal point of stakeholder management and interface with all utilities and service providers, leading all Masdar’s initiatives related to water and sustainability and playing a key role in shaping governance and regulatory frameworks for the energy sector in Abu Dhabi and UAE, aligning with governments policies in relation to energy mix portfolio.
Also, member of the board of Shams-1 Power Company, one of the world’s largest concentrated solar power (CSP) projects and the first of its kind in the Middle East. With a capacity of (100MW) and capital investment exceeding (USD 600 million), a joint venture between Masdar (80%), and Total (20%), Shams-1 is the first utility scale commercial solar power project in the Middle East. Shams-1 has been operational since March 2013.
He is also a board member in Dudgeon Offshore Wind Limited. Dudgeon offshore wind farm is a (£1.5 billion) project located 20 miles off the coast of the seaside town of Cromer in North Norfol in the UK. Construction of this 402MW offshore wind farm has commenced since late 2012, and it is now scheduled to be completed and fully commissioned by late 2017. The joint venture company, Dudgeon Offshore Wind Limited, is owned by Statoil, Statkraft and Masdar. In addition he is a board member in Hywind Scotland Wind Park. A JV between Masdar and Statoil, which will develop the first floating wind farm off the Scottish coast. The park will be located near Buchan Deep, approx. 25-30 km off the coast of Peterhead in Aberdeenshire. The 30 MW project will consist of five, 6 MW floating turbines operating in waters exceeding 100m of depth.
Prior to Masdar, was working with Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority ‘ADWEA’, for almost 14 years, as part of the senior management of Abu Dhabi Distribution Company ‘ADDC’. Last two positions were; Network Services Directorate, in charge of the five main business core activities in the company (Power Services, Water Services, Remote Areas, Laboratories and Construction Divisions), then the Executive Director of Asset Management. Resigned from ADWEA to Joint Masdar (in July 2011).