Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, January 19, 2016 – Emerson Process Management, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), broke ground on the site for its new technology development, customer training, and project support facility in Dhahran Techno Valley in Saudi Arabia on January 11.
The 11,370-square-meter facility will provide services and support to the oil and gas, mining and other process industries across the Kingdom, equipped with resources and capabilities to develop automation solutions, deliver lifecycle services, and train local talent. It will house offices, training facilities, a service and light manufacturing workshop, and laboratories focused on control systems, flow metering technologies, and research and development. The facility is scheduled for completion in May 2017.
“Emerson is recognized for innovation and continues to lead by investing in engineering and technology development,” says Dr. Halim H. Redhwi, chief executive officer of Dhahran Techno Valley. “The new center in Dhahran Techno Valley will help shape the next generation of Saudi talent and bring economic returns for the Kingdom, especially in the petroleum and minerals sector.”
“The Emerson Dhahran Techno Valley facility is a testament to the critical importance of Saudi Arabia to Emerson’s growth in the Middle East and Africa,” said Dave Tredinnick, president of Emerson Process Management Middle East and Africa. “The new facility and our local Saudi organization will lead to greater collaboration between Emerson, local universities, and our customers, and complements our manufacturing capabilities in Jubail.”
About Emerson Process Management
Emerson Process Management (www.EmersonProcess.com), an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution in the chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, power, water and wastewater treatment, mining and metals, food and beverage, life sciences and other industries. The company combines superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services. Its brands include Bettis™, DeltaV™, Fisher™, Micro Motion™, Ovation™ and Rosemount™.