Huawei inks 3 deals to support digital transformation in Egypt’s petroleum sector

Published on : 2023-11-08

Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Tarek El Molla, and Terry He, President of Huawei International for the North Africa Region, witnessed the signing of 3 cooperation agreements and memoranda of understanding (MoUs) between the petroleum sector and Huawei Technologies Egypt.

The Agreement and MoUs aim to support the training of the cadres of the Young and Medium Leadership Program in the oil and gas sector, as well as contribute to providing smart solutions and supporting digital transformation, in addition to using solar energy solutions to operate oil field wellheads.

The first agreement was signed by Alaa Hagar, Undersecretary for the Ministry’s Technical Office – Ministry of Petroleum & Mineral Resources; and Jim Liu, CEO of Huawei Egypt. The agreement aims to launch cooperation between the Ministry and the company to implement on-the-job training programs and develop the skills of human cadres selected through the program for qualifying young and medium leadership in the Oil and gas sector.

The second Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Alaa Al-Batal, CEO of EGPC, and Joey Deng Head of the Digital power Business unit at Huawei Egypt. It outlines the shared vision of providing smart solutions and data centers for oil and gas facilities. By leveraging Huawei’s expertise in digitalization and cutting-edge technologies, this collaboration aims to enhance operational efficiency and optimize resource utilization within the sector.

The third MOU focuses on harnessing solar energy solutions within the petroleum sector.  Alaa Al-Batal, CEO of EGPC, and Joey Deng Head of the Digital Power Business unit at Huawei Egypt, are the signatories of this agreement. The MOU highlights the intention to implement solar energy solutions and storage batteries to power wellheads at production sites.

This collaboration in solar energy is a significant stride towards a cleaner and more sustainable energy future. By integrating solar energy solutions into the operations of oil field wellheads, we are reducing carbon footprint and embracing renewable energy sources. This not only contributes to environmental preservation but also enhances the long-term viability and resilience of the industry.

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