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Egypt and Huawei sign three agreements to promote digital transformation in the oil and gas sector



L'Égypte et Huawei signent trois accords pour promouvoir la transformation numérique dans le secteur pétrolier et gazier

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

The first agreement aims to implement on-the-job training programs to develop the skills of oil and gas workers through the Youth and Intermediate Development Program.

The other two agreements concern cooperation between the two parties on green digital solutions and data centers in the oil and gas sector.

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

Collaboration in the field of solar energy aims to move away from reliance on diesel to solar power and electric batteries, reducing emissions, easing pressure on diesel imports and improving operational efficiency and sustainability.



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

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

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

Huawei has always invested in research and development to find innovative solutions that help reduce the energy sector's carbon footprint by leveraging green digital energy, said Mr. Ding.


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

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

 The company will showcase an integrated range of solutions and innovations designed to drive digital transformation across diverse sectors and industries. Among the company's offerings are digital energy solutions that support corporate efforts to increase the use of green energy and reduce carbon footprints, in line with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.

In 2016, the Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum launched a comprehensive program, as part of the Egyptian Vision 2030, to improve the sector, achieve financial sustainability and transform Egypt into a leading regional oil and gas hub.

The program comprises seven sub-programs: upstream investment and attractiveness, sector structure reform, human resources management, downstream performance and energy efficiency, upstream performance, hub strategy and digital transformation.