About Us

Who We Are

Abu Dhabi Transmission and Despatch Company (TRANSCO) is responsible for the development, operations and maintenance of high-voltage power and bulk water transmission networks within Abu Dhabi and beyond. TRANSCO provides secure, sustainable, economic and reliable transmission networks that connect generation companies to distribution companies, as well as other end-users. TRANSCO is a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA).


TRANSCO is committed to transmitting water and electricity safely, economically, securely and reliably, while embracing innovation and organizational excellence.


To provide the clean power and water that governments, businesses and consumers need for a sustainable and successful life.

Our Values


We put safety above all else.


We do what is right for our environment, community and people.


We are stronger together.


We seek creative ways to deliver results.


We strive for exceptional performance.

A Message from the CEO

Since its creation in 1999, TRANSCO has been responsible for the development of a high-voltage and bulk water transmission business that matches the highest international standards for critical infrastructure safety, stability and integrity while at the same time meeting the needs of our community.

Over the last 20 years this has seen us grow to become the largest transmission asset owner in the UAE and a crucial player in the power and water sector. Our mandate, as a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA), is to ensure the provision of secure, sustainable, economic and reliable transmission networks that connect generation companies to distribution companies and large consumers in Abu Dhabi and beyond.

With the migration of generation portfolios to renewables, we are placing a strong emphasis on decarbonization by facilitating the integration of solar and nuclear power, and highly efficient reverse osmosis water desalination plants across Abu Dhabi into our network. This is all part of our ongoing commitment to support the UAE’s vision of achieving its green energy objectives and aligning with its Energy Strategy 2050.

As the UAE energy sector has rapidly grown and evolved, so too has TRANSCO's role as a Transmission Asset Owner of water and electricity by increasingly demonstrating agility in approach and adaptability to a constantly changing supply and demand mix. As such, we continue to embrace innovation and deploy new technologies to optimize our systems and operations and ensure our networks remain sustainable and fit for the future.

We remain committed to guaranteeing the security and stability of the sector to ensure it is a reliable, efficient, sustainable and value-generating system that is fit for the UAE’s long-term future.

Afif Saif Al Yafei

Our Leadership

Dr. Afif Saif Al Yafei

Dr. Afif Saif Al Yafei

Chief Executive Officer

Bruce Stedall

Bruce Stedall

Chief Operating Officer

Surendra Chhajta

Surendra Chhajta

O&M Director

Khamis Al Mehairi

Khamis Al Mehairi

Shared Services Director

Stefano Lagna

Stefano Lagna

Chief Financial Officer

Paul Roberts

Paul Roberts

Health and Safety Manager

Mohamed Al Jaberi

Mohamed Al Jaberi

O&M Support Director

Health And Safety

Above all else, we value the health and safety of all of our employees and contractors above all else and work tirelessly to safeguard our workers.

As a sign of our commitment to health, safety and the environment (HSE), TRANSCO meets the following internationally recognized standards to manage and monitor our performance:

  • Quality ISO 9001: 2015
  • Environment ISO 14001: 2015
  • Occupational Health & Safety OHSAS 18001: 2007

At TRANSCO, these standards are audited and verified annually by an external third party. And we cultivate a culture of continuous learning and development in order to improve our performance each year.