Aramco partners with Emerson to develop Saudi’s manufacturing skills

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Saudi Arabia’s multinational petroleum and natural gas company, Saudi Aramco, has signed an agreement with Emerson Electric, a US-based global technology and engineering company, to advance localization initiatives in the kingdom.

The signing ceremony was attended by Ms. Vidya Ramnath, Emerson’s Middle East and Africa (MEA) President, and Saudi Aramco Chief Engineer Dr. Khalid Al Qahtani at the In-Kingdom Total Value Add Program (iktva) 2022 Forum & Exhibition. 

The agreement identifies Emerson as a leading manufacturer and service provider of process automation systems and instrumentation, as well as the operator of a central digital hub facility in the kingdom.

Vidya Ramnath
Vidya Ramnath
Emerson MEA

“We are grateful for the continued partnership with Saudi Aramco in supporting critical national initiatives such as the iktva Program and Saudi Vision 2030. Over the years, Emerson has made significant investments in our local manufacturing and service footprint across the kingdom, which is a testament to our commitment to customers. We continue to explore collaboration opportunities that can further our contribution towards the development of this region.”

Mr. Liam Hurley, vice president and general manager of Emerson’s Automation Solutions business in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, said that “Emerson’s relationship with Saudi Aramco has evolved from a supplier to a collaborative stakeholder that supports the development of local manufacturing from a capability, supply chain and talent perspective. As our manufacturing capabilities in Saudi Arabia have matured, we have built strong relationships with a robust in-kingdom supply chain ecosystem, and a particular focus on local small and medium enterprises.”

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