The approach that led to the winning design considered a systemic evaluation of the whole building structure and systems, environmental context, and economic objectives for ADFEC
by a cross-disciplinary integrated design team.
She encouraged Swedish companies to communicate with ADFEC
on Masdar and to be informed about the project's work on renewable energy.
Masdar is driven by the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Adfec
), a wholly-owned company of the government of Abu Dhabi through the Mubadala Development Company.
A design study is already underway as a preamble to the construction of a $500 million solar power generation plant for ADFEC. Undoubtedly, this is a
As of 2007, ADFEC has been conducting feasibility studies
At present, ADFEC intends to invest 35% of the money in solar energy; 30% in clean technology funds; 20% in water research and 15% in sustainable technologies.
The chief executive of ADFEC, Sultan Ahmad Al Jaber, commented: "We want the Masdar Research Network to act as the catalyst for fusing research and innovation from the best research groups around the world, whether in academia or corporations, enabling creative technology breakthroughs at a faster pace than is possible through traditional funding routes.
ADFEC is also hoping to attract research-and-development-focused companies to Masdar in an effort to make Abu Dhabi the region's capital for green technologies.
In the near future, ADFEC will build a number of non-hydrocarbon power plants in Abu Dhabi.
According to Sam Nader, Director for Carbon Management at Adfec
, some 20 million tpy of carbon dioxide (CO2) will be captured by 2020 through between 10 and 15 CCS projects.
Sultan Ahmad al-Jaber, CEO of ADFEC
, said: "Sustainable energy and climate change are the two great concerns of our age and the race is on to develop cleaner and sustainable fuel sources.
) - the main operating firm - to co-invest with the private sector on developing new technologies.