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GCC Lab, Cesi to build electrical testing unit

Global technical consulting and engineering company Cesi SpA and GCC Electrical Testing Laboratory (GCC Lab) have signed a term sheet for the development and operation of a state-of-the-art electrical testing facility in Saudi Arabia.

The testing platform will perform a wide range of electromechanical testing activities and provide technical services according to the highest international standards. The lab will be a key asset to support the policies promoted by Saudi Arabia in order to sustain the electrical industry in the GCC region.

“This partnership combines Cesi’s knowledge, expertise and global resources with the GCC Lab’s knowledge of local market needs and goals - laying the groundwork for state-of-the art capabilities in the region’s electrical testing market,” said Saleh Al-Amri, GCC Lab CEO.

“It is a significant step in line with the Kingdom’s vision 2030 and GCC countries’ vision and will contribute significantly towards localizing manufacturing and services, fostering a knowledge-based economy, energy sustainability and competitiveness, supporting research and enhancing energy efficiency.

“The services that the JV provides will be a key enabler for the substantial growth in the GCC countries expected over the next several years. We are positioning our partnership to be a catalyst for such growth,” Al Amri added.

“We are honoured to have signed such an important agreement with the GCC Electrical Testing Laboratory on this landmark project,” stated Dr Matteo Codazzi, CEO Cesi.

“We are fully committed to providing the strategic approach and all the needed skills to establish in Saudi Arabia the most important electrical testing facility fully compliant with the best quality international standards.

“Through its extensive experience in the GCC, Cesi’s long-term objective is to support the development of the electric power sector in the Kingdom and GCC countries. By cooperating in this new joint company, we will support the policy for the creation of a really more and more effective power sector market in the Country. We see ourselves as a long-term player in the Middle East region with the vision of supporting the successful development of its economies,” he added.

Dr Floris Hendrikus Schulze, managing director, Cesi Middle East, said: “Quality assurance and control of electrical and electromechanical components will become very important with growth in the number of projects in GCC and more specific in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

“Therefore, this laboratory will become a key asset in the industry in ensuring quality, developing, and executing new testing activities tailored for this region. We are honoured to be part of such an important development for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which will enable this dynamic region to meet the future challenges of energy demand by ensuring the quality of key components in the electricity infrastructure.” – TradeArabia News Service