Egypt, Huawei ink three agreements to promote digital transformation in oil, gas sector

Doaa A.Moneim , Thursday 9 Nov 2023

Egypt’s Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources signed three cooperation agreements with Huawei, a leading information and communication solutions company, to promote Egypt's digital transformation, read a statement on Wednesday.



The first agreement is meant to implement on-the-job training programmes to develop the skills of workers in the oil and gas sector through the Young and Middle Leaders Development Programme.

The two other agreements focus on cooperation between the two parties on green digital solutions and data centres in the petroleum and gas sector.

This includes the supply of solar energy and storage batteries to power wellheads at production sites.

Collaboration in the field of solar energy aims to shift reliance from diesel to solar energy and electric batteries, thereby reducing emissions, alleviating the pressure on diesel imports, and improving operational efficiency and sustainability.


The signing event was attended by Egypt’s Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek El-Molla, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources for Technical Affairs Alaa Hagar, CEO of the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation Alaa El-Batil, President of Huawei North Africa Terry He, CEO of Huawei Egypt Jim Liu, and CEO of Huawei Egypt's Digital Energy Business Group Joey Ding.

Huawei is committed to contributing to the digital transformation of Egypt's petroleum sector by providing green technology and smart solutions to transform Egypt into a regional hub for oil and gas trading, Liu said.

“This aligns with the Ministry of Petroleum's strategy to digitize the oil and gas sector in line with Egypt's Vision 2030," he added.

Huawei has always invested in research and development to reach innovative solutions that contribute to reducing the carbon footprint of the energy sector by relying on green digital energy, Ding stated.

The company aims to improve energy efficiency and consumption by sharing its extensive expertise with partners to build a more sustainable, carbon-free digital future, in line with Egypt's ambitious sustainability strategies, he added.

Huawei is participating as a technology sponsor in the Cairo International Technology Exhibition and Conference (Cairo ICT) in the Middle East and Africa in November.

 The company will present an integrated range of solutions and innovations that aim to drive digital transformation in various sectors and industries. Among the company's offerings are digital energy solutions that support business efforts to increase the use of green energy and reduce the carbon footprint in line with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.

In 2016, Egypt’s petroleum ministry launched a comprehensive programme, as part of Egypt's Vision 2030, to improve the sector, attain financial sustainability, and transform Egypt into a leading regional hub for oil and gas.

The programme includes seven sub-programmes: upstream investment and attraction, sector structure reform, HR management, downstream performance and energy efficiency, upstream performance, hub strategy, and digital transformation.


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