SPARK and Schneider Electric's Partnership Set to Boost Saudi Arabia's Industrial Evolution
King Salman Energy Park (SPARK) has entered into an agreement with Schneider Electric, a leader in digital transformation, energy management, and energy efficiency. The collaboration aims to establish a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility spanning 20,000 square meters within SPARK, located between Dammam and Al-Ahsa.
The facility is slated to focus on the production of critical systems, including Distributed Control System, Emergency Shutdown System, and Compressor Control System, aimed at establishing Saudi Arabia's energy value chain. This move aligns with the Kingdom's Vision 2030, emphasising technological advancement and economic growth.
The agreement underscores Schneider Electric's commitment to its customers and stakeholders in Saudi Arabia, marking an important step in the company's growth and expansion within the Kingdom. The facility's construction aligns with SPARK's ambition to localise key services in the industrial sector and enhance its offerings across industrial control and safety mechanisms.
Saif Al Qahtani, President, and CEO of SPARK, expressed satisfaction with Schneider Electric's choice of SPARK as the home for their facility. Al Qahtani emphasised the collaboration's role in boosting local product and service development, equipped with top-tier infrastructure to accelerate customer enterprises and deliver sustainable value to communities.
Mohammed Shaheen, Cluster President of Schneider Electric, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and Bahrain, highlighted the partnership's significance in advancing Saudi Arabia's energy landscape and strengthening the localisation of services in the sector. The collaboration aims to create a world-class ecosystem, sustainable value for communities and enterprise growth.
The project, expected to be completed in Q3 2025, will undergo the process for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design green building certification. This certification, recognised globally, reflects the commitment to environmentally conscious and sustainable building practices.
In November 2023, Schneider Electric secured a license from the Ministry of Investment and the Ministry of Commerce in Saudi Arabia to establish its Regional Headquarters in the country. The RHQ will oversee operations in Bahrain, Yemen, and Pakistan, further solidifying Schneider Electric's commitment to the region. The company's investment in local talent and innovation aligns with its vision to become a local partner with a global footprint, tailoring solutions to the unique needs of each market.