ACWA Power focuses on sustainability at WETEX 2018

Chairman of ACWA Power Mohammed Abunayyan
Updated 24 October 2018

ACWA Power focuses on sustainability at WETEX 2018

ACWA Power, a developer, owner, and operator of power generation and water desalination plants, is showcasing the latest projects in its global portfolio at the Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX 2018). The event is taking place at the Dubai World Trade Center from Oct. 23-25.

Chairman of ACWA Power Mohammed Abunayyan said: “We are delighted to participate in this global event led by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA). In its 20th year, WETEX has become the undisputed global platform to bring the future of the energy and water sectors to reality today. 

“Using this platform as a showcase, ACWA Power is committed to creating a sustainable future, transforming energy production in the region through public and private partnerships, and creating a unique value proposition to the end users. Cementing our position as a leading sustainability enabler in the region, we are excited to join hands and engage with various stakeholders in the industry to highlight our commitment to producing electricity and desalinated water efficiently, reliably, and safely at low cost, all while deploying the latest technologies and providing communities we operate in with a sustainable future.” 

Abunayyan added that the company’s participation will highlight ACWA Power’s prominent role as a market leader in concentrated solar power (CSP) projects in the region. 

Paddy Padmanathan, president and CEO of ACWA Power, said: “In line with this year’s WETEX key theme ‘At the forefront of sustainability,’ we will share our success stories of enabling the ambitious sustainability plans and visions adopted by the communities and countries in the region. 

“WETEX is a platform that offers us the opportunity to exchange insights with like-minded governments and companies that are committed to realizing a sustainable energy strategy and that aid our business structure and strategy that serves as a foundation for economic growth and social development for the countries and communities we serve.” 


Bentley marks 100 years at Monterey Car Week

Updated 21 August 2019

Bentley marks 100 years at Monterey Car Week

As part of its centenary celebrations, Bentley hosted a number of events during the Monterey Car Week, from Aug. 15 to 18.

To mark the occasion, two models debuted — the new Flying Spur luxury four-door grand tourer, and the EXP 100 GT: A vision of luxury mobility in 2035.

The third-generation Flying Spur sets new standards of driving enjoyment and luxury, showcasing Bentley’s application of modern technology, while integrating the latest British craftsmanship and innovation features.

The new Flying Spur will be the most advanced luxury grand touring four-door available. 

Alongside its totally new and advanced aluminum and composite chassis, it features optional electronic all-wheel steering — a first for a Bentley, coupled with active all-wheel drive and the Bentley Dynamic Ride active anti-roll system powered by a 48V architecture.

The Flying Spur was put on display on Aug. 16 at the Quail — a motorsports gathering and at the Home of Bentley for the remainder of the weekend.

It was joined by the EXP 100 GT concept car, which made its US debut. With the EXP 100 GT, Bentley has reimagined the idea of grand touring for the future.

The EXP 100 GT is pure Bentley, inspired by the company’s deep understanding of the desires of its forward-thinking customers. It embraces artificial intelligence (AI) as a means to reassert the car as a place for creating, experiencing and capturing extraordinary human experiences and emotions.

It displays the future of luxury craftsmanship with a seamless fusion of materials and the intelligent curation of technology. The vehicle’s battery system will power four motors that deliver superior performance. Projected performance figures include a 0-60 mph time of less than 2.5 seconds, a top speed of 186 mph, and maximum torque of 1,500 Nm.

Ahead of the EXP 100 GT’s Americas debut, Bentley launched a new and dedicated app for Apple devices.

Released on Aug. 12, the “Bentley 100 AR” app uses a printable QR code to provide an augmented reality experience of the EXP 100 GT, allowing users to explore the exterior and interior of the concept car. Users can even interact with a virtual version of the car in full scale, by using the app at selected Bentley retailers.

Bentley was a featured marque at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, where numerous classic models competed in Bentley Centennial classes, including Vintage 4 Cylinder, Vintage 6 Cylinder, Derby and Postwar.