Riyadh, January 01, 2024, Saudi Engines Manufacturing Company (Makeen), a collaborative effort involving Aramco, HD Hyundai Heavy Industries, and Dussur, has officially entered into a Framework License Agreement with Rolls-Royce’s Power Systems business unit. This agreement encompasses the manufacturing, testing, selling, and servicing of mtu engines and gensets within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as per a press release from Aramco.
Described as a significant milestone in the industrial development of the Kingdom, the partnership is set to have far-reaching impacts on the burgeoning marine and off-grid power generation sectors, according to the release. Mohammad Al-Shammary, Chairman of Makeen, highlighted the broader economic implications of this collaboration, anticipating the creation of employment opportunities, the development of technological expertise, reduced reliance on imports, the promotion of sustainable practices, and the establishment of new prospects for local supply chain development. Al-Shammary emphasized that this strategic collaboration aligns with the goals outlined in Saudi Vision 2030.
Andreas Goertz, President of Mobile and Sustainable Power Solutions at Rolls-Royce Power Systems, expressed the importance of having a local partner like Makeen to support the supply of mtu products to the Saudi Arabian marine market. Goertz noted that Makeen's commitment to localization and investment in production and service aligns with Rolls-Royce's objectives, ensuring the maintenance of high-quality standards and delivering excellent service to customers.
Makeen's CEO, Abdullah Al-Ghamdi, outlined the aspirations of the partnership with Rolls-Royce, stating that the goal is to provide state-of-the-art solutions catering to the evolving demands of customers in various sectors, including oil and gas, marine, and other applications. Al-Ghamdi emphasized that Makeen is actively working on building facilities and training personnel to meet the stringent quality standards expected from the company.