Saudi Aramco plans power JV, signs 7 MoUs

Oct 30, 2019
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Saudi Aramco said it plans to set up a power joint venture with Air Products and ACWA Power, to be called the Jazan Power Joint Venture.

The JV will be 46 per cent owned by Air Products, 25 per cent by ACWA Power, 20 per cent by Saudi Aramco and 9 per cent by Air Products Qudra, the Saudi energy giant said in a statement.

Separately, the company signed seven MoUs at the Future Investment Initiative (FII) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The MoUs represent new collaborations with companies from six countries. These include France, Norway, New Zealand, South Korea, Spain and the United States. The MoUs are intended to support Saudi Aramco’s operations and Saudi Arabia’s economic diversification strategy by increasing the efficiency of technology used in upstream, downstream and engineering services. In the long term, these agreements aim to help improve sustainability and technological efficiency throughout the value chain, Saudi Aramco said.

Ahmad A. Al Sa’adi, Saudi Aramco senior vice president of Technical Services said: “Saudi Aramco aims to promote business investment opportunities through technology across the Kingdom’s energy services sector ecosystem. The agreements signed support the Kingdom’s plans to develop industrial zones, create jobs and attract foreign direct investment, as well as drive economic diversification.”

The MOUs and commercial collaborations signed include:

Air Products Qudra: Non-binding MoU between Saudi Aramco and APQ to discuss the establishment of an Industrial Gases Joint Venture.

Aker ASA: MoU between Saudi Aramco and Aker ASA to collaborate on the 4th Industrial Revolution addressing sustainability and green environment.

Dassault Systems: MoU between Saudi Aramco and Dassault Systems to work on advanced materials and 4IR technologies.

Baker Hughes: MoU between Saudi Aramco and Baker Hughes to collaborate on artificial intelligence and digital transformation.

BMT Co., Ltd.: Collaboration MoU between Saudi Aramco and BMT, BMT plans to to invest in fittings and valves manufacturing facilities in the Kingdom.

Tubacex Group: Collaboration MoU between Saudi Aramco and Tubacex Group, Tubacex Group plans to invest in pipe weld overlay and cladding services manufacturing facilities in the Kingdom.

Pultron Composites: Collaboration MoU between Saudi Aramco and Pultron, Pultron plans to invest in non-metallic Glass Fiber Reinforced Pipes (GFRP) manufacturing facilities in the Kingdom.


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