SEC and Japan firms sign deal to implement ‘Electric Car Pilot Project’ in the Kingdom

Representatives of SEC and three Japanese firms during the agreement signing ceremony.
Updated 18 January 2018
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SEC and Japan firms sign deal to implement ‘Electric Car Pilot Project’ in the Kingdom

The Saudi Electricity Co. (SEC) has signed a cooperation agreement with three Japanese firms to implement “Electric Car Pilot Project” in the Kingdom.
The projects aims to help reduce dependency on oil and boost environmental conservation standards by minimizing pollution associated with similar internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles.
The agreement was signed by Khalid bin Saad Al-Rashed, executive vice president, engineering and projects, SEC, and officials of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc., Nissan Motor Co. and Tecaoca Coco Energy Solutions Co.
Al-Rashed said the project is an important step to transfer modern technologies and use the electric energy in general and electric car technologies in particular.
He said the coming days will witness SEC’s additional efforts to assess utilization of such promising experiments.
The agreement also includes the development of a fast electric charger for vehicles.
Meanwhile, Nissan Co. announced it will lend SEC three electric cars while Tecaoca Coco Co. will provide it with three fast chargers, highlighting the international trend to expand usage of such cars.
According to the agreement, SEC will cooperate with three Japanese companies to study operation of electric cars in the Kingdom and adapting them to the environment and requirement of their operation.
The possibility of expanding the project and means of utmost utilization will be discussed in order to achieve the objectives and future plans, confirming that SEC is aiming to keep up with the latest technologies in the field of electric energy.
Over the past years, SEC has signed a number of agreements and memos of understanding (MoU) with leading Japanese companies to build strategic relations with international manufacturers.


Saudi law team gets right verdict in Kuwait ‘trial’

Updated 22 May 2018
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Saudi law team gets right verdict in Kuwait ‘trial’

A team from Prince Mohammed bin Fahd University’s law department recently finished second in an Arabic moot court competition held at Kuwait International Law School.
The academic competition has teams of students from different law schools acting as advocates, and making written and spoken arguments to simulate a criminal law case.
Arabic moot court competitions have been hosted annually by one of the Arab universities in the region for the past five years. Thirteen teams representing different Arab countries took part in the Kuwait contest.
Prince Mohammed bin Fahd University’s major competencies include communication in both English and Arabic in professional and social situations; the ability to use modern technologies to acquire information, solve problems and produce planned results; the ability to reason logically and creatively to make informed and responsible decisions; the ability to perform professional responsibilities effectively in both local and international contexts; and being able to work effectively with others to accomplish tasks and achieve group goals.
The core competencies are a required part of curriculum for all students during their first two years in the college program. These competencies are evident on and off campus through student interaction with faculty, staff and others. This enables students to be successful in their chosen field and to contribute to the development of their communities.
Prince Mohammed bin Fahd University, located in Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, is one of the largest private universities in the Kingdom.
The university aims at educating the “whole” person; it recognizes that success in the world depends not only on knowledge of a specific academic discipline, but also on a broader set of skill and abilities.