Alcazar Energy launches “Alcazar Energy College”



The training and development initiative will see up to USD 15.5m invested in host country communities over the next 20 to 30 years

June 25th 2018, Dubai, UAE: Alcazar Energy, a leading renewable energy producer headquartered in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), has today announced plans to roll-out its first set of vocational trainings in Q3 of this year, as part of its community training and developmentinitiative.

Alcazar Energy College will offer several training programs covering a range of disciplines across the renewable energy supply chain in phases, starting from baseline assessments to technical implementation. Topics will include operations & engineering, construction and integrated skills such as Quality, Health, Safety & Environment (QHSE), IT and general management. Training sessions are to be held in host countries where Alcazar Energy develops and operates its projects, at no cost to qualified candidates from the local community.

Speaking about the initiative, Daniel Calderon Co-Founder & CEO of Alcazar Energy said: “Rising unemployment, especially amongst youth, is a growing concern in many countries across the Middle East and Africa. With this initiative our aim is to introduce young men and women to a new set of possibilities within a dynamic field and prepare a skilled workforce with practical tools needed to succeed in a changing industrial environment. Our current portfolio is expected to create over 4,200 direct and indirect jobs during construction. Therefore, by proactively training community members in areas where we develop, we are able to maximise employment opportunities and further support economic growth.”

Alcazar Energy College will commence its first training in Jordan, which hosts three of its solar and wind farms (and one wheeling project under development), followed by Egypt which is nearing significant development milestones. More information on the program and application process will be distributed through Alcazar Energy’s respective local offices.

About Alcazar Energy:

Alcazar Energy was established in 2014, to address the growing shift towards alternative energy sources in the META region.

As an independent developer and power producer, Alcazar Energy’s business covers the origination, development, structuring, acquisition and operation of renewable energy projects, primarily in wind and solar.

Headquartered in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), Alcazar Energy has become a trusted name in the industry, led by an experienced leadership team and backed by strategic partners including Blu Stone Management, Dash Ventures International, and world class institutional investors IFC, AMC and Mubadala Infrastructure Partners.

Working in partnership with governments and other stakeholders, Alcazar Energy believes in empowering sustainable communities, by being a conscientious and reliable leader in the field of renewable energy.

For media enquiries, contact:

Rowen Nadia

Corporate Communications Manager | Alcazar Energy

T: +971 (0) 4558 7805 Ext: 145 | M: +971 (0) 50 764 2683

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PO Box 507122, Dubai, UAE

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