Speaking at a special dinner on 9th November at his Embassy in Riyadh, Danish Ambassador, His Excellency Ole E. Moesby, praised Grundfos Saudi Arabia for outstanding success in delivering its most ambitious partnership challenge to date, calling it ‘A great example of two nations exchanging their knowledge and expertise to help solve Saudi Arabia’s water challenges.’
The partnership, which follows an agreement in 2018 between Grundfos Saudi Arabia and the Saudi Council of Engineers (SCE), was designed to equip engineers in Saudi Arabia, operating in a wide range of industries and disciplines, with a level of pump-related knowledge and expertise on par with that of the world’s best and most technologically advanced engineers.
Thanking the Ambassador and top level guests, including SCE Secretary General, Eng. Farhan Alshammari, Grundfos Saudi Arabia General Manager, Mr. Abdulaziz Daghestani, said, “This groundbreaking initiative with SCE is part of our global commitment to improve lives and help our communities to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals SDG6 and SDG13 by bringing clean water to all and addressing Climate Change.”
Since March 2018, four specialist training personnel from Grundfos Saudi Arabia, supported by 11 colleagues from Grundfos’ global and regional teams, have completed 46 training events in seven cities, covering 15 key topics, including pump technology and energy efficiency. They have also hosted 15 online webinars this year.
During the current COVID-19 crisis, which has given a new imperative to the need to keep skills up to date and stay ahead of new developments, the team has been able to use the webinar format to great effect, bringing training to more than 6,500 SCE engineers in the past 5 months alone.
“Our partnership agreement with SCE, is just one of a number of commitments with leading Saudi companies, including SABIC Home of Innovation and Energy Services organization, Tarsheed”, added Mr. Daghestani. “As part of our forward CSR strategy, we are now hoping to further expand our training operations through a cooperation agreement with the Saudi Arabia’s Technical and Vocational Training body, TVTC. This will bring similar training to thousands of Technicians across the Kingdom.”