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Saudi Arabia: Industry 4.0 Saudi Aramco Signs MOU with Schneider Electric

Editor: Ahlam Rais

The agreement will focus on solutions for the fourth industrial revolution and has been signed under the Digital Transformation Programme led by Saudi Aramco’s Technical Services.

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Najib A. Al-Naim(Left) and Ahmad A. Al Ghamdisigning the MOU to pursue a variety of Fourth Industrial Revolution solutions under the Digital Transformation Programme.
Najib A. Al-Naim(Left) and Ahmad A. Al Ghamdisigning the MOU to pursue a variety of Fourth Industrial Revolution solutions under the Digital Transformation Programme.
(Source: Saudi Arabian Oil Co.)

Dhahran/Saudi Arabia - Saudi Aramco and Schneider Electric Saudi Arabia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding the Fourth Industrial Revolution.Ahmad A. Al Ghamdi, Manager of Saudi Aramco’s Process and Control Systems Department, signed the agreement under the Digital Transformation Programmeled by Technical Services Senior Vice President Ahmad A. Al Sa’adi. Najib A. Al-Naim, President of Schneider Electric Saudi Arabia, signed on behalf of Schneider Electric.

The MOU covers a wide area of topics thought to be disruptive to many industries, including oil and gas. The topics include augmented and virtual reality, the Industrial Internet of Things, big data, advance analytics and 3-D asset virtualisation. It will also look into power management systems and integrated manufacturing operations management.

Increasing research outcomes

Furthermore, the MOU will set goals to increase research outcomes in digital solutions, aswell as enhance Schneider Electric’s local presence — especially in solution development, manufacturing, and support. This will be reflected with more opportunities in talent development and training in areas related to the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Al Ghamdi expressed his eagerness to explore many aspects of the MOU, emphasizing that there is always room for innovation and how it is important in our rapidly changing digital age.

This MOU is one of the many that has been signed with companies and industry leaders to support the company’s 2020 Transformation Programme and the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

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