KFUPM and Huawei sign MoU

Updated 15 February 2016
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KFUPM and Huawei sign MoU

With the advent of Saudi Arabia’s knowledge economy, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) and Huawei, a global leader of ICT solutions provider, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for technology cooperation, project funding, knowledge transfer and talent training across Saudi Arabia, to demonstrate how ICT can benefit the oil and gas industry.
Khalid S. Al-Sultan, rector and CEO of KFUPM, and Ramadan Ding, CEO of Huawei Saudi Arabia, signed the MoU in the Kingdom.
The oil and gas technology cooperation and education alliance between Huawei and KFUPM will cover the digital and intelligent oil fields, high performance computing, mobility, safety and security, among other technology solutions.
The collaboration supports Huawei’s annual Seeds for the Future education program in the Kingdom, which offers selected students each year the opportunity to develop practical skills that will prepare them for a career in the oil and gas industry.
As part of the MoU, Huawei has committed to help fund the students’ programs, by providing them the technical environment, guidance and funding to develop new ICT proof of concepts (PoCs), which will expedite new oil and gas sector technology development.
In addition, each year 100 students from KFUPM will be selected and trained at the Huawei O&G Joint Innovation Center located in Dhahran Techno Valley.
KFUPM has already sent five of its best and brightest students to begin a seven-month internship program in Huawei.
Ding said: “Based on Huawei’s successful experience globally, we have learned that it’s important to understand the specific requirements for our clients in the oil and gas industry. This is why Huawei built the oil and gas R&D joint innovation center in Dhahran Techno Valley and continues to invest there, supporting the young talents of the future and their sustainable growth.”


Bahri strengthens market footprint in Asia-Pacific region

Khalid Al-Garawi, senior manager, Bahri Chemicals.
Updated 21 April 2019
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Bahri strengthens market footprint in Asia-Pacific region

Saudi logistics and transportation company Bahri has announced the expansion of its market presence in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region’s maritime industry. The stronger presence will help the company gain deeper insights into market trends as well as customer needs in chemicals and logistics sectors in Singapore and the wider APAC region.
The announcement took place at a ceremony held on April 5 at Regent Hotel in Singapore, in the presence of Abdullah Aldubaikhi, CEO of Bahri, and senior executives of the region’s oil majors, petrochemical trading companies and ship brokers.
The expansion will also enable Bahri Logistics and Bahri Chemicals, two of five business units of the company, to market their offerings, acquire new clients, serve existing clients, and channelize the communications. Bahri has plans to expand the services of its other business units to the APAC region in the future.
Bahri CEO Aldubaikhi said: “In our efforts to deliver on Bahri’s vision of connecting economies, sharing prosperity, and driving excellence in global logistics services, we have been actively pursuing the company’s ambitious long-term strategy to drive sustainable growth and expand its market footprint. As a result, we have established a solid presence regionally and globally. Our expansion in the Asia-Pacific region represents a key milestone in our journey, and with this, we have come even closer to our customers, allowing us to serve them better offering a wider range of industry services and unprecedented value.”
Over the past 41 years, Bahri has steadily expanded market presence to cement its position as a global leader in the maritime industry. The company currently has offices in Saudi Arabia, UAE, US and India, in addition to a vast network of agents across the Middle East and Africa, US, Europe, and Asia.
Bahri Chemicals is the largest owner and operator of chemical carriers in the Middle East, serving 150 ports worldwide. It owns and operates 36 chemical/product tankers with a capacity of 1.1 million DWT designed to the highest specifications, capable of carrying a wide range of chemical cargoes. The first business unit within Bahri, Bahri Logistics, is one of the top 10 breakbulk carriers in the world and operates six new state-of-the-art multipurpose vessels with 26,000 DWT each on a regular liner schedule.