Saudi Arabia's King Salman Energy Park (SPARK) and Schneider Electric are collaborating to build a manufacturing facility in the country
The 20,000 sqm facility will be built within SPARK, located between Dammam and Al-Ahsa. It will manufacture key systems including Distributed Control System (DCS), Emergency Shutdown System (ESD) and Compressor Control System (CCS).
The project is expected to be completed in Q3 2025 and is planned to receive a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building certification. In November 2023, Schneider Electric announced the acquisition of a license from the Ministry of Investment and the Ministry of Commerce in Saudi Arabia to establish its Regional Headquarters (RHQ) in the country. This RHQ will oversee operations in Bahrain, Yemen, and Pakistan for Schneider Electric’s business in the region.
SPARK is aiming to localise key services in the sector and advance its offerings across industrial control and safety mechanisms, while the kingdom is looking to become a leader in sustainable technology-driven exports. This collaboration between Schneider Electric and SPARK is part of Saudi Arabia's goal of tripling the world's renewable energy capacity by 2030, a commitment that was pledged at COP28 by the kingdom among a total of 110 countries in Dubai last year.
Saif Al Qahtani, president and CEO of SPARK, said, “We are pleased to celebrate Schneider Electric's strategic choice of SPARK as the home for their new, state-of-the-art facility. This collaboration underscores our dedication to fostering local product and service development while simultaneously offering a platform equipped with top-tier infrastructure and services that accelerate our customers' enterprises and deliver sustainable value to our communities. As we move forward, we remain committed in our vision to providing a world-class ecosystem for international and local companies.”
Mohammed Shaheen, cluster president of Schneider Electric, Saudi Arabia,Yemen and Bahrain, said, "This strategic partnership with King Salman Energy Park, not only affirms Schneider Electric's commitment to advancing Saudi Arabia's energy landscape but also highlights our dedication to strengthening localization of services in the sector. Through our industry expertise, we will support SPARK’s vision and create a world-class ecosystem that fosters sustainable value for communities and accelerates the growth of enterprises. We look forward to a successful collaboration that embodies innovation and excellence in the energy sector."