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Yokogawa Electric Corporation has entered into a strategic alliance framework agreement to accelerate collaboration with petrochemical manufacturers Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC)

photo Yokogawa and SABIC 2019Yokogawa was selected as a preferred supplier of control systems. (Image source: Yokogawa Electric Corporation)

The agreement includes a selection of Yokogawa as a preferred supplier of control systems, according to the manufacturers.

Under this alliance agreement, Yokogawa will promote localisation in Saudi Arabia, and its integrated control systems and safety instrumented systems will be preferentially selected for plants operated by SABIC in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific regions.

Additionally, Yokogawa will promote manufacturing excellence by collaborating with SABIC on innovative digitalisation technologies, as well as energy optimisation programmes.

Through the co-innovation of solutions and the co-creation of value with our customers and partners, Yokogawa aims to contribute to a sustainable society.

Yokogawa’s initiatives in Saudi Arabia

Yokogawa established Yokogawa Saudi Arabia in 2006 and Yokogawa Service Saudi Arabia in 2007. Under the Saudi government’s Nitaqat Programme, Yokogawa is in the top Platinum Saudization tier. In support of the country’s promotion of female employment, the company has established an engineering team composed of only females in Saudi Arabia and supports projects for female engineers in the gulf countries.

Since April 2007, Yokogawa has been providing a one-year graduate engineer training programme and shorter internship programs that are specially tailored to the needs of the Saudi job market, targeting recent graduates and students of Saudi universities and colleges for both male and female. So far more than 550 Saudi trainees have benefited from these programmes.