Aramco, one of the world’s largest integrated energy and chemicals companies and AVEVA, a global provider of industrial software, driving Digital Transformation and sustainability, have announced their intention to form a strategic alliance. Focused on driving sustainability in the region through Digital Transformation, the partnership will help enable AVEVA to establish their largest digital hub, with an R&D capability, in the Middle East, headquartered in Saudi Arabia. The partnership will represent a significant investment for AVEVA which is also looking to create up to 300 high skill new jobs in the Kingdom by 2030.
Ahmad Al-Sa’adi, Senior Vice President, Technical Services, Aramco, said:“One of the key pillars for realising the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 is Digital Transformation. Digital technologies have the potential to accelerate the transformation of the industrial sector and drive it towards more efficient and sustainable operations. Establishing partnerships with leaders in industrial digital software, such as AVEVA, is one of the main elements in our Digital Transformation strategy and we believe will help us realise our mission of leveraging digital solutions to deliver tomorrow’s energy more sustainably, efficiently and safely. The regional hub that would be established by AVEVA would contribute to Aramco’s ‘In Kingdom Total Value Add’ (IKTVA) programme goals and will facilitate Saudi Arabia’s path to realising the benefits of a digital economy.”
Peter Herweck, CEO, AVEVA, said: “AVEVA is proud to be working with Aramco towards an agreement to facilitate its Digital Transformation journey. Through this partnership the vision of our companies is to play a fundamental role in industrial sector decarbonisation within Saudi Arabia and the delivery of its sustainable goals, bringing capabilities to optimise every aspect of the value chain with sophisticated imaging, data analytics and deep-learning technologies that this initiative would bring. Through this initiative AVEVA aims to contribute to creating job opportunities in the Kingdom and throughout the Middle East region.”Click below to share this article