Saudi Arabia Industry Articles & Analysis

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The global economy is entering the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), or Industry 4.0, based on the application of new digital and automated technologies in production processes and service delivery. These changes are presenting emerging markets with opportunities such as improved productivity, as well as risks, namely reshoring and the...

 

In order to achieve its objectives of broadening the energy mix and diversifying the economy away from oil dependence, the government is pursuing reform of the energy sector. Vision 2030, the Kingdom’s long-term economic diversification and development programme, foresees a greater role for the private sector in the provision of electricity...

 

Saudi Arabia has no permanent running surface water and experiences an average of 100 mm of rainfall per year, with this largely concentrated in the south-western mountains during the summer months. Traditionally, the country relied on wells drilled into non-renewable subterranean aquifers and surface run-off for its freshwater needs, and the...

 

The comprehensive reforms taking place across Saudi Arabia’s economy include strategies to nurture the development of a broader industrial sector, while also improving the employment prospects and living standards of citizens. Particular focus is being paid to industries that can provide opportunities for young Saudi citizens and residents of...

 

Amid ongoing reform of subsidies, the gradual privatisation of public assets, and ambitious plans to expand seawater desalination facilities and improve sanitation infrastructure, Saudi Arabia’s utilities sector will undergo significant changes over the coming years. In order to diversify its energy mix, the Kingdom is pursuing a series of...

 

How will connecting Saudi electricity networks to neighbouring countries affect efficiency?