ECCJ held a workshop on energy efficiency of the industrial sector for Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Date held: Wednesday, March 1, 2023, 9:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Venue (Japanese side): HIPF lecture hall
The Energy Conservation Center, Japan (ECCJ) held a workshop on March 1, 2023 for the Higher Institute for Plastics Fabrication (HIPF), which is jointly sponsored by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Japan.
In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, energy efficiency is an important policy agenda in an aim to practically utilize its precious hydrocarbon resources and reach Net Zero in 2060 through the “Carbon Circular Economy” approach announced by HRH Crown Prince. To assist the challenge for energy efficiency in the Kingdom, the Japanese government has been working collaboratively with the Kingdom in many fields related to energy efficiency. In order to continue making the progress, this Workshop aims to nurture a young generation of the Kingdom as future experts of energy efficiency while cultivating new strategies to promote energy efficiency in the industrial sector through sharing experiences and exchanging ideas between experts from the Kingdom and from Japan.
The major topics were as follows.
(1) Current situation toward realizing energy efficiency in the Saudi Arabian industrial sector (SEEC)
(2) Energy efficiency promotion methods in the industrial sector (ECCJ)
Top row: Photograph of all participants. Bottom row, from the left: Mr. Fumio Iwai, Ambassador of Japan in Saudi Arabia, Dr. Khaled Al-Ghefaili, HIPF Executive Director, Mr. Sho Inokuchi, Director of METI, Mr. Abdullatif Aldihan of SEEC, Mr. Akira Ishihara of ECCJ, and a view of the Q&A session after the seminar
Welcome remarks were made by Dr. Khaled Al-Ghefaili, HIPF Executive Director, an opening remarks were made by Mr. Sho Inokuchi, Director of METI, and a felicitation speech was made by Mr. Fumio Iwai, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan.
Around 30 students participated in this significant workshop, which increased the students’ awareness of energy-saving methods and energy efficiency in the operation and management of the machines that they utilize every day. A lively question and answer session was held that made it possible to share knowledge and experiences relating to methods for realizing energy efficiency in the industrial sector.