On the occasion of the Center of Excellence for Energy Efficiency and Operational Performance’s inauguration, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek El Molla stated that there are great opportunities to implement projects to improve energy efficiency in Egypt.
El Molla further elaborated on the importance of the petroleum sector’s cooperation with strategic partners in this regard during the event that was organized by Enppi for this occasion, where Oka Hiroshi, Ambassador of Japan in Egypt, Kato Ken, representative of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in Egypt, and a number of sector leaders and heads of petroleum companies were also present.
The center provides a variety of services, including the implementation of technical reviews of energy efficiency, economic feasibility studies for projects, and implementation of processes to measure energy consumption, in addition to theoretical training services and advanced training using equipment models in the various energy sectors, simulation programs and virtual reality programs, which contributes to bridging the gap between theoretical practices and practical application in the industry.
The center also provides data management services and supports scientific and technological development in the field of improving energy efficiency and qualifying companies to obtain accredited certificates in energy management systems.
The Japanese ambassador highlighted the importance of this project, which is a significant step in the field of energy transformation, the reduction of carbon emissions, and embodies the constructive cooperation between Egypt and Japan to achieve the optimum benefit from the natural resources that Egypt enjoys by improving the efficiency of energy use in the petroleum sector.
In his speech, Dr. Sherif Abuelghit, the head of the center, expressed his gratefulness to Yokogawa (KBC) company for conducting a successful building capacity program as a part of the JICA agreement with the Ministry of Petroleum.
Yokogawa has been invited to attend the opening ceremony of the center of excellence due to the value it added as a major automation and information contractor company with a particular focus on total energy management and energy efficiency/energy conservation. Yokogawa has promised to extend the utmost support to the energy center of excellence not only for Egypt but also for African countries.
At the end of the meeting, El Molla, Hiroshi,and Ken handed over certificates for completing the first training course to 22 trainees from the petroleum sector.