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Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA) and the Ministry of Energy develop AI solutions for the Saudi power sector with Siemens Advanta

The agreement was announced by Ahmed Al-Zahrani, Assistant Minister for Development and Excellence at the Ministry of Energy, Dr. Majid Altuwaijri, the Chief Executive Officer of the National Center for Artificial Intelligence (NCAI), and Ahmad Hawsawi, the CEO of Siemens in Saudi Arabia, on September 13 in Riyadh.

Siemens and AICE are working closely to develop scalable AI solutions that will help produce lasting economic, social and environmental benefits and move Saudi Arabia closer toward its goal of becoming a world leader in AI. Several use cases were shortlisted for development after conducting workshops with key stakeholders in the Saudi power sector over the past six months.

“SDAIA aims to create a data-focused and AI-supported government and economy,” said NCAI CEO, Dr. Majid Altuwaijri. “Our mission is to unlock the value of data as a national asset to realize the aspirations of Vision 2030. In the energy sector and in collaboration with Ministry of Energy, we aim to expand the Kingdom’s preeminence in energy by becoming the global benchmark for AI driven innovation. This agreement with Siemens Advanta will help us identify areas where the Kingdom can develop and apply AI capabilities in one of the sector’s main pillars, the power sector and eventually pave the road toward the aspired preeminence.”

AICE was launched in January 2020 to drive the AI agenda in the energy sector and help achieve the economic diversification goals of the Kingdom's Vision 2030. SDAIA, created in 2019, is responsible for organizing and leading Saudi Arabia's data and AI agenda to help achieve Vision 2030’s goals. NCAI, part of SDAIA, is driving efforts to develop Saudi Arabia's AI capabilities through innovation, research and education.

“This agreement is an essential step towards developing AI solutions for the power and renewables sector to achieve the ambitious goals of the Saudi Vision 2030,” Eng. Ahmed Al-Zahrani, Ministry of Energy’s Assistant Minister for Development and Excellence, said.

The project places strong emphasis on developing local intellectual property for advanced AI solutions, building local capabilities, and creating solutions that are scalable.

“We are proud that SDAIA has selected Siemens for this important project to support in the digital transformation of Saudi Arabia and achieve the strategic objective to be one of the most technologically advanced nations,” said Ahmad Hawsawi, the CEO of Siemens in Saudi Arabia. “We look forward to creating AI solutions together by leveraging Siemens industry knowledge and expertise, and to building national competencies in AICE’s areas of focus, starting with the power sector.”

Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 170 years. Active around the world, the company focuses on intelligent infrastructure for buildings and distributed energy systems and on automation and digitalization in the process and manufacturing industries. Siemens brings together the digital and physical worlds to benefit customers and society. Through Mobility, a leading supplier of intelligent mobility solutions for rail and road transport, Siemens is helping to shape the world market for passenger and freight services. Via its majority stake in the publicly listed company Siemens Healthineers, Siemens is also a world-leading supplier of medical technology and digital health services. In addition, Siemens holds a minority stake in Siemens Energy, a global leader in the transmission and generation of electrical power that has been listed on the stock exchange since September 28, 2020.

In fiscal 2021, which ended on September 30, 2021, the Siemens Group generated revenue of €62.3 billion and net income of €6.7 billion. As of September 30, 2021, the company had around 303,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at

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Mohammed Aly Sergie

Siemens in the Middle East

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