Microsoft Egypt has reportedly announced its collaboration with the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) to create the EGAS sustainability plan. This partnership will support the achievement of the latter’s goal to make industries more sustainable.
As per reports, the EGAS followed the ‘Microsoft 5 Rs’ strategy which can help reduce Green House Gas (GHG) emissions. As a result, the agreement was formed to focus on two main areas of Microsoft Sustainability Manager and Methane detection.
H.E. Eng Tare El Molla, Minister of Petroleum & Mineral Resources, assured that the MoU was signed as part of the Ministry’s initiatives to boost the oil and gas sector and improve its capability to reduce carbon emissions. These initiatives were also aimed at enhancing the sector’s environmental sustainability while building on the expertise and practices of reputed international firms.
Eng. Dawlat Hashem, Assistant Chairman of Communications and Information Technology at EGAS stated that the partnership resonated with the nation’s belief that technology is essential to attain its vision of a sustainable O&G industry.
The Microsoft Sustainability Manager tool will assist in consolidating data related to emissions and unifying functions, such as data reporting, sharing, and ingestion. With the help of this approach, EGAS might be able to achieve its sustainability goals in accordance with the global objectives of sustainable development and Egypt’s vision 2030.
Under the contract, Microsoft will also collaborate with EGAS to train their staff members in bringing the best out of the technologies used to allow an efficient and effective deployment and application of solutions.
Mirna Arif, General Manager, Microsoft Egypt stated that the tech giant was aware that one firm alone could not address the climate challenges. Arif added that this collaboration was a crucial first step towards the right direction, especially when Egypt is organizing the COP27, a program where private and public sectors partner on climate solutions.