Bahrain Polytechnic CEO Dr. Jeff Zabudsky and JLanka International Chief Business Development Officer Magdy Elnemr sealing the deal with a collaboration MOU
Distinguished members of the JLanka International and Bahrain Polytechnic at the signing of the collaboration MOU
- The MOU outlines efforts on knowledge transfer, education, public awareness, research and development and exchange programs on renewable energy and technology
Bahrain’s leading educational institute Bahrain Polytechnic has signed an MOU with premier solar and renewable energy technology solutions provider JLanka International to collaborate on the renewable energy sector eco-system.
JLanka International is a subsidiary of JLanka Technologies, founded in 2011 in Sri Lanka, introducing solar systems with net metering, leading the market with a 30% share, the company has evolved across the years to become a renewable energy and technology conglomerate.
JLanka has been commissioned by the Kingdom’s Sustainable Energy Unit (SEU) to conduct an exclusive training program in Bahrain to educate and certify solar PV contractors and consultants as well as training EWA personnel on grid connection standards, as well as lead consultant on a project to install solar PV systems on more than 500 government-owned buildings in Bahrain including schools and hospitals.
JLanka is also involved in an operation and maintenance contract with Bahrain Petroleum Company, under the consortium formed with Green Innova, covering a 5MW solar plant installed at the University of Bahrain and at various Bapcosites.
JLanka has invested in its own R&D capabilities with a dedicated 40-member team of scientists, engineers and technicians, as part of their 400+ staff, successfully developing fast EV chargers, smart meters and power optimisation devices along with its own cloud based resources and energy management platform.
Bahrain Polytechnic CEO Dr. Jeff Zabudsky commented: “Collaborating with JLanka brings exciting training opportunities for our students to get hands-on experience in an important and growing sector. As part of our strategy, we want to partner with international companies that will help foster our students to be equipped with the 21st century skills and to be work-ready graduates which meet global labour market requirements. We are delighted to have signed with JLanka, and we look forward to a fruitful collaboration.
JLanka International Chief Business Development Officer Magdy Elnemr commented: “We are pleased to join hands with Bahrain Polytechnic,an ideal collaboration partner to further enable the ecosystem and prepare Bahraini work force for the job opportunities created by the sector in addition to helping build awareness and knowledge to the general public on the importance of sustainable and renewable energy sources , we also plan to create a training centre to further enhance the capabilities and introduce new technologies to the market players.”