Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority has witnessed consecutive huge development since its inception as a private company called Sharjah Electricity & Water Resources Co., then its ownership was transferred of to Sharjah Government as (Sharjah Electricity & Water Department).With the tremendous economical, industrial and civilization development boom witnessed in the Emirate of Sharjah, His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al-Qassimi, Member of Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah issued his visionary decree on establishment of Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) as financially and administratively independent entity, to distribute and generate electricity, water and gas to the nationals and residents of the emirate.
Under the guidance of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammad Al Qassimi, the Ruler of Sharjah, ambitious expansions and development projects were implemented by SEWA to cope pace with the comprehensive development process coupled tremendous constructional expansions witnessed in the Emirate of Sharjah.
And under the supervision of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, these achievements, the sectors of Electricity, Water and Natural Gas have witnessed tremendous growth.
Several new generation units, distribution and transmission substations were installed to raise the power generation, distribution and transmission capacities.
Similar growth trend was witnessed in field of water supplies with the commissioning and development of more desalination plants and wellfields. In 1995, SEWA established “Zulal Water Factory” as an unprofitable government organization to produce quality bottled fresh water with best international standards and specifications.
Piped Natural Gas Service
was introduced by SEWA for domestic, commercial and industrial purposes as Firs of its kind in the region. Introduction of piped gas supply in the Eastern Zone Gas is also in progress.
Another project within the framework of SEWA policy to exploit the feasibility of natural gas as an efficient fuel, that is the use of compressed natural gas (CNG) as fuel for vehicles instead of petrol is in progress.
Within its human resources policy, SEWA devotes great attention to job emiratization and provision of more qualification and training for, the number of the national employees .
SEWA Human Resources Department strives to attract the best qualified workforce for employment with its various work fields to ensure the achievement of excellence and distinction on both individual and corporate levels