At Prosertek, we are looking further afield as we firmly believe that international expansion is essential for our company to grow and develop. Along these lines, we took a business and promotional trip to Saudi Arabia in mid October, a strategic country for our work in the Middle East.
So, accompanied by our local colleagues, we held business meetings over several days with direct customers, such as maritime building contractors, both Saudi and international; managers and technicians from Port Authorities; and a variety of consultancy companies with key decision-making roles in projects.
The Prosertek sales manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa gave a presentation on our company’s endeavours to technicians from the Infrastructures and Maintenance departments of the Saudi Port Authorities, and to other executives and personnel from port operators and concession holders.
This meeting put particular emphasis on our work involving design and manufacturing capabilities and even commissioning or installing all port equipment, plus our great potential to work on joint projects with our customers, offering our technological capabilities, endorsed by many years of experience internationally, to work hand in hand with the local Saudi market.
And among all these joint projects, we can highlight the recent contract signed with the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco), the country’s main public company in the Oil&Gas sector.
Based in Dhahran, it employs over 65,000 workers all over the world. This is one of the most important companies worldwide in terms of exploration, production, refinery, distribution and sales of hydrocarbons. In fact, as emphasised, it is the greatest exporter of crude oil in the world, producing approximately one in every eight barrels of oil distributed throughout the world.
These intense work sessions meeting Saudi institutions and companies have paid off for Prosertek, making it possible for engineers and other specialised workers to get involved early on in developing up-coming projects.
Saudi Arabia is currently diversifying its economy, as laid down in ‘Vision 2030’, a set of major measures outlined by its government to strengthen non-oil sectors and develop infrastructures in the country.
One of the sectors where the Saudi Arabia General Investments Authority has identified priorities for foreign investment, as explained by ICEX Spain Trade and Investment, is transport infrastructures, including the road network plus rail and port projects and the logistics industry in general, plus modernising its powerful hydrocarbon industry and its oil sector.