A partnership between Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest oil company, and Aveva, a British IT company, is aiming to achieve regional sustainability through digital transformation and will allow the British company to develop a digital hub in the Middle East (ME) through research and development (R&D) institution in the kingdom.
Aveva plans to create more than 300 highly skilled employment opportunities in the country by 2030 and this partnership is the first step to make it happen. Aveva will provide an array of digital technology practices in artificial intelligence (AI), Machine learning (ML) and Data Management. In keeping with the kingdom’s goal towards industrial sustainability, the two companies will leverage the benefits of these technologies.
The main goals of the partnership are to use digital technology to help Saudi Arabia develop and execute blue hydrogen and decarbonization facilities in line with the kingdom’s energy transition policy and to implement predictive analytics technologies across Aramco’s operating facilities.
Aveva’s CEO Mr. Peter Herweck also commented, ‘This partnership benefit at the vision of our companies to play a fundamental role in industrial sector decarbonization within Saudi Arabia and the delivery of its sustainable goals, bringing capabilities to optimize every aspect of the value chain with sophisticated imaging, data analytics and deep-learning technologies. Through this initiative, Aveva aims to contribute to creating job opportunities in the kingdom and throughout the Middle East region’.
Aveva’s digital twin technology, which combines asset design and predictive analytics to create a fully integrated, real-time data visualization centre that reveals functional insights, unlocks efficiencies, and identifies new pathways to optimize performance, will be a key offering for customers in the region.
Mr. Ahmad Al-Sa’adi, senior vice president of technical services, Aramco, said that one of the key pillars of 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.