Egypt’s Ministry of Petroleum Inks Agreements with Huawei for Digital Transformation

In a significant stride towards digitalization, Egypt’s Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources has signed three collaboration agreements with global ICT solutions provider Huawei. These agreements aim to foster Egypt’s digital transformation, particularly in the oil and gas sector.

The first agreement focuses on launching on-the-job training programmes under the Young and Middle Leaders Development Programme, aimed at enhancing the skills of workers in the oil and gas industry. The initiative is part of a broader effort to modernize the sector through capacity building and technical skills development.

The other two agreements concentrate on implementing green digital solutions and establishing data centres within the petroleum and gas sector. A key component of this collaboration involves the introduction of solar energy solutions and storage batteries to power wellheads at production sites. This shift from diesel to solar energy and electric batteries is expected to significantly reduce emissions, lessen dependence on diesel imports, and enhance operational efficiency and sustainability.

The signing ceremony saw the presence of prominent figures including Egypt’s Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek El-Molla, Huawei North Africa President Terry He, and CEO of Huawei Egypt Jim Liu, among others.

Jim Liu emphasized Huawei’s commitment to supporting Egypt’s petroleum sector’s digital transformation, aligning with the Ministry’s strategy to digitize the industry as part of Egypt’s Vision 2030. Joey Ding, CEO of Huawei Egypt’s Digital Energy Business Group, highlighted Huawei’s dedication to developing innovative solutions that contribute to reducing the energy sector’s carbon footprint and supporting sustainable, carbon-free digital futures.

Furthermore, Huawei is set to participate as a technology sponsor in the upcoming Cairo International Technology Exhibition and Conference (Cairo ICT), showcasing its array of solutions and innovations. These include digital energy solutions aimed at promoting green energy usage and reducing carbon footprints, in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

The agreements are part of Egypt’s comprehensive programme launched in 2016, under Egypt’s Vision 2030, to revamp the petroleum sector. This programme encompasses various sub-programmes focused on investment attraction, sector reform, human resources management, energy efficiency, and notably, digital transformation, positioning Egypt as a leading regional hub for oil and gas.

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