02 Nov 2021

SPARK Appoints Saudi Aramco Power Company (SAPCO) to Deliver Cutting Edge Power Services to Investors

Milestone moment brings city closer to energization, which will give investors immediate access to utilities infrastructure

SPARK Utilities announced today its appointment of SAPCO as operation and maintenance services provider to manage power infrastructure and services at SPARK; the world leading energy-centric ecosystem. The appointment of SAPCO is a defining moment in SPARK’s development, as it will enable the energy hub to energise its power distribution network thus lowering costs and barriers to entry to investors.

With the first phase of development nearly complete, SPARK has established SPARK Utilities; a subsidiary company to distribute power, water, and gas distribution within the city and to manage the utilities infrastructure at international standards.

President and CEO of SPARK, Saif S. Al Qahtani, underlined the significance of the moment: “In taking a step closer to the energization of the city, we give further proof that we can satisfy our investors’ requirements and work together with them to fulfil Saudi Arabia’s 2030 Vision of enabling a thriving economy and a robust energy cluster in the Kingdom. Our plug-and-play concept reassures investors that SPARK’s ecosystem gives them all they need to do business here.”

SPARK’s value proposition targets investors and partners of all sizes. During the past two years, SPARK signed investment agreements with over 30 major energy and technology companies to invest in the energy park, with an additional 15 companies in the pipeline. It is expected that foreign direct investment in the park will exceed USD 2.4 billion in the years ahead once investors complete construction of their facilities.

SPARK’s plug-and-play concept is key to enabling investors to achieve their growth objectives, as the utilities infrastructure is built right up to the edge of the boundary of each plot. This allows them to operate immediately with no delay and at a reduced capital.

SPARK Utilities Company CEO, Einas Al Ashgar added: “Our partnership with SAPCO is a key milestone in the progress we are making to provide a sustainable platform with a world-class infrastructure and services for our investors. Convenient and reliable access to power is an essential factor for investors seeking to base themselves at the heart of the regional energy sector and allows them to benefit from the all-inclusive, full-service environment available at SPARK.”

SAPCO CEO, Abdulaziz Al Naim explained the benefits of the smart grid system: “We are proud that SPARK Utilities is putting its full confidence in us to oversee power infrastructure and services at SPARK. The Smart Grid System introduced as part of the SPARK Energy Hub allows investors to confidently expect full and reliable power access right from the very first moment they start operations. The smart grid system provides increased access to real-time data on power consumption and usage and ensures business continuity and smart power usage”.

SPARK offers high-quality ecosystem which include world class infrastructure, logistics park, advanced network of electric power, water, sales gas, sanitation systems, drainage and the most modern communications network in the Kingdom, all constructed with the environment and long-term sustainability in mind. SPARK will create significant employment, further diversify the economy, and attract additional foreign investment into the Kingdom.

About SPARK Utilities Company

To ensure excellence in its operations and to provide investors with world-class utility services, SPARK has established SPARK Utilities; a limited liability company focused on power, water, and gas utility operations. Located in the city itself and dedicated to serving SPARK investors, SPARK Utilities will provide rapid turnaround to customers’ needs. Providing investors with access to real-time data on power consumption and usage, SPARK Utilities ensures business continuity and smart power usage. It is the third licensed power utility company in the Kingdom attracting industrial investors across five strategic sectors: Upstream, Downstream, Petrochemicals, Power and Water.

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About Saudi Aramco Power Company (SAPCO)

Saudi Aramco Power Company (SAPCO) was established in 2016, as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, to house Saudi Aramco’s investments in the Kingdoms’ utility sector and provide electrical power services to Saudi Aramco Affiliates and other industrial and commercial entities within the Kingdom. SAPCO builds upon decades of proven experience of Saudi Aramco’s Power Systems organization that has been providing world-class power planning, engineering, operations and maintenance services safely and reliably for all of Saudi Aramco’s critical hydrocarbon facilities across the Kingdom. SAPCO’s power services portfolio covers the full spectrum of services for greenfield projects and existing facilities including power network planning and feasibility consultation, detailed technical engineering studies, safe and reliable operations and maintenance of equipment and systems and specialized training & development services.



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