Facts and Awards

Facts about Masdar

  • Established in 2006
  • Develops both utility-scale and off-grid renewable energy projects
  • Active in more than 20 countries worldwide
  • An investor in renewable energy projects with a combined value of US$8.5 billion
  • The capacity of the renewable energy projects in which Masdar is an investor is around 3 gigawatts (GW)
  • Clean technologies deployed: onshore and offshore wind power, solar photovoltaics (PV), concentrated solar power, carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS), waste-to-energy, water desalination, electricity and thermal energy storage








Facts about Masdar City

  • Aims to be one of the most sustainable urban communities in the world
  • A ‘greenprint’ for sustainable cities of the future
  • The first Estidama 4 Pearl community in Abu Dhabi
  • Buildings in Masdar City are designed to be at least 40% more energy and water efficient than conventional buildings
  • Buildings use low-carbon cement as well as other locally-sourced and verified materials
  • 90% of construction waste is reused or recycled
  • City uses power generated by a 10MW solar PV farm and 1MW rooftop solar PV panels
  • Iconic Personal Rapid Transport (PRT) network of driverless vehicles has carried more than 2 million passengers
  • Home to 50,000 residents and 40,000 professionals and students by 2030

Masdar Awards (2006-2018)

Since it was established in 2006, Masdar has won numerous industry awards for its buildings, renewable energy projects and commitment to innovation.

Corporate

  • 2018-CEO won 4th Global Solar Leaders Award, part of the 4th Global Solar Leaders’ Summit, Dubai 
  • 2017 - Emirates Energy Awards (part of the 4th annual World Green Economy Summit)
    • Emirates Energy Award in Research and Development
    • Emirates Energy Award in Large Projects
  • 2017 - CEO received the annual appreciation award on behalf of Masdar, DEWA Annual Appreciation Ceremony
  • 2017 - Gulf Business Awards 2017
    • Energy Leader of the Year, CEO
    • Energy Company of the Year, Masdar
  • 2017 - Masdar honoured for its contribution to the Global Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament (National Federal Council)
  • 2017 - Lifetime Achievement Award (Masdar CEO, Mohamed Al Ramahi) of the UAE Internal Auditors Association
  • 2016 - Gulf Business Awards 2016
    • Energy Company of the Year (Masdar)
    • Energy Business Leader of the Year (Masdar CEO, Mohamed Al Ramahi)
  • 2014 - CIPS Gold Award for Excellence in Procurement and Supply Chain Practices, CIPS Middle East Awards
  • 2012 - Energy Company of the Year (Energy Business Leader), Gulf Business Industry Awards
  • 2012 - Leadership for New Energy Award, Energy Intelligence
  • 2012 - ‘Champion of the Earth’ Award (Masdar CEO, Dr Sultan Al Jaber) - United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • 2012 - Best Contribution to the Reputation of the Procurement Profession, CIPS Middle East Award 2012

Sustainable Real Estate:

  • 2018- The Cityscape Awards for Emerging Markets Residential – Low to Medium Rise – Future category for the Masdar Institute Neighbourhood  
  • 2018 - Masdar Park-The Green Flag Award 
  • 2018 - Etihad Eco residence - MENA Green Building Awards 2018, submitted by Multiplex Constructions LLC 
  • 2018 - Etihad Eco Residences - The Sustainable Project of the Year 2018 - MEED Awards, submitted by Multiplex Constructions LLC 
  • 2017 - The Neighbourhood 1 Residences (N1R) project - ‘Sustainable Project of the year 2017’ - Big Project Middle East Award 2017, submitted by Multiplex Constructions LLC
  • 2017 - The Global Free Zone of the Year Awards (Masdar Free Zone)
    • Best Free Zone for Start Up Support award
    • Best Free Zone for Renewable Energy
    • R&D Incentives and Facilities Upgrade
  • 2016 - National Winner (IRENA HQ) - MEED Quality Award for Projects
  • 2016 - Urban Design (Concept) Masdar City Phase 2 Detailed Master Plan Rethinking The Future Award 2016
  • 2016 - Masdar Free Zone - fDI Global Free Zone of the Year Awards 2016:
    • Best Free Zone for R&D Partnerships
    • Two bespoke awards for Start Up Support and Company Expansions
    • Second place in the category of Best Middle East Free Zone for Large Companies
  • 2016 - Best Office Architecture (IRENA HQ) - Arabian Property Awards
  • 2015 - EGBC Green Commercial Building of the Year (IRENA HQ) - Emirates Green Building Council
  • 2014 - Sustainable Construction Project of the Year (IRENA HQ) - BGreen
  • 2014 - Green Project of the Year (IRENA HQ) - Big Project ME Awards
  • 2013 - Gold for Energy Efficiency for Public Sector (Masdar Institute) - Emirates Energy
  • 2013 - Outstanding International Architecture Project (Masdar Institute) - British Expertise International Awards
  • 2013 – MEED Quality Award for Projects (Siemens Building)
    • GCC Sustainable Project of the Year
    • UAE Sustainable Project of the Year
  • 2013 - First Prize for Sustainability Award (Siemens Building) - Cityscape
  • 2013 - International Institute for Advanced Purchasing and Supply (IIAPS)
    • Outstanding Performance in Sustainable Supply Chains
    • Outstanding Performance in Ethical or Sustainable Supply Chains
  • 2012 - The International Awards for Liveable Communities (Masdar Institute) - LivCom
  • 2012 - Green Building Project of the Year (Masdar Institute) - Big Building Project of the Year
  • 2012 - Construction Week (Masdar Institute)
    • Overall Project of the Year
    • Sustainable Project of the Year
  • 2012 - Energy Efficiency Visionary for the Africa-Middle East region (Masdar City) - Energy Efficiency Global International Steering Committee
  • 2012 - MIPIM Architectural Review Future Projects Award (Siemens Building) - The Architectural Review
  • 2012 - Best Office Architecture (Siemens Building) - International Property Awards
  • 2012 - Middle East Architects Award, Sustainable Project of the Year and Commercial Project of the Year (Siemens Building) - ITP Business
  • 2011 - International Award (Masdar Institute) - RIBA
  • 2009 - Sustainability (Masdar City) - Condé Nast Traveller Innovation & Design Award
  • 2009 - Best Sustainable Development (Masdar City) - Cityscape Real Estate Awards
  • 2007 - Sustainable City of the Year (Masdar City) - Euromoney and Ernst & Young Global Renewable Energy Awards
  • 2007 - Best Environmental Real Estate Project Masdar City) - Cityscape Real Estate Awards

Clean Energy:

  • 2018 – Structured Loan Deal of the Year Award at the Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East Awards (Winners-Masdar and Bee’ah for their financing of the UAE’s first waste-to-energy project).
  • 2018 - Solar Project of the Year 2018, The Asian Power Awards, Jakarata, Indonesia.
  • 2018 - Deal of the Year (Cibuk 1 project), nomination submitted by the Lenders Local Council, Karanović & Nikolić - Central Eastern Legal Awards 2018
  • 2017 - Middle East and Africa Renewables Deal of the Year (Shuaa 2 Energy PSC for 800MW third phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park) – PFI Awards 2017 (*Award function took place in Feb 2018)
  • 2017 - Emirates Energy Award in Research and Development (Renewable Energy Water Desalination Programme)
  • 2016 - Corporate Responsibility Award (Shams 1) - MENASOL Awards 2016
  • 2015 - CSP Developer of the Year - MENASOL Awards 2015
  • 2013 - Global Wind deal of the year by Project Finance International (PFI) - LA project financing
  • 2013 - Global Renewable deal of the year by Project Finance International (PFI) - LA project financing
  • 2013 - Large Energy Project Award (Shams 1) - Emirates Energy Award
  • 2013 - Project of the Year Award (Shams 1 Power Plant) - Emirates Solar Industry Association
  • 2012 - Leadership for New Energy Award, Energy Intelligence and International Herald Tribune
  • 2012 - Project Finance Sustainability Deal of the Year for Europe, Middle East and Africa (Shams 1) - EMEA Finance Magazine
  • 2011 - Best Renewable Energy Project Developer in Middle East - World Finance Magazine
  • 2011 - Sustainable Development Process award (Gemasolar) - European Business Award
  • 2010 - Middle East Renewable Energy Deal of the year (Shams 1) - Project Finance Magazine
  • 2007 - World Clean Energy Award - Transatlantic21 Association