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ADDED signs MoU to establish electric commercial vehicle manufacturing facility in Abu Dhabi

by Madaline Dunn

The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED) and Emirates Global Industries – Alfahim Group have signed an agreement to establish an industrial facility for the manufacturing and assembly of electric buses and trucks. 

It was shared that the facility will also develop energy storage and charging solutions for various industries and applications, and implement tailored training and qualification programmes for UAE nationals looking to enter careers in the ECV manufacturing sector.

Further, the collaboration will also see ADDED support Alfahim Group in strengthening partnerships with international manufacturers.

Engineer Arafat Al Yafei, Executive Director of the Industrial Development Bureau (IDB), ADDED’s arm to develop and regulate the industrial sector, said that the partnership signals a “milestone” in the journey towards closer cooperation with the private sector in the field of manufacturing. 

“We are committed to providing comprehensive support to leading industry players through initiatives of the Abu Dhabi Industrial Strategy (ADIS), including the establishment of a robust and sustainable ECV manufacturing ecosystem that benefits the environment and creates significant economic opportunities and jobs.”

According to Al Yafei, ADIS programmes “future-proofing” Abu Dhabi’s transportation sector by prioritising research and development (R&D) for advancements in electric bus technology and energy efficiency.

Ahmad Alfahim, Chairman of Alfahim Group, commented: “This partnership underscores Alfahim Group’s commitment to sustainable transport and mobility solutions through investment in the government-targeted sectors of assembly and manufacturing. The Abu Dhabi Industrial Strategy (ADIS) provided us with a clear vision and opportunities to enhance our growth. Teaming up with ADDED and our other global partners will boost utilisation of electric commercial vehicles technology while fostering economic prosperity and environmental conservation in Abu Dhabi and beyond.”

His Excellency Ahmed Jasim Al Zaabi, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (ADDED), attended the signing ceremony of the MoU between ADDED and Alfahim Group. 

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