Fujitsu et al to Monitor Air, Water Qualities in Saudi Arabia

Mar 13, 2013
Mami Akasaka, Tech-On!
Industrial parks in Saudi Arabia (image courtesy of Fujitsu)
Industrial parks in Saudi Arabia (image courtesy of Fujitsu)
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Fujitsu Ltd will start to monitor air and water qualities at industrial parks in Saudi Arabia.

Fujitsu Arabia Ltd (Fujitsu's local subsidiary) and the Saudi Industrial Property Authority (MODON) made a contract for the construction and operation of an environment management system in the industrial parks.

Based on the contract, Fujitsu and MODON will install sensors that measure the states of air and water and establish a system that constantly monitors environmental pollution in the Dammam 2nd Industrial City in the Eastern Province, the Riyadh 2nd Industrial City in the Saudi Capital and the Jeddah 1st Industrial City on the west coast.

In addition, Fujitsu will form a consortium with Fuji Electric Co Ltd and Metawater Co Ltd for the operation of the system, environmental monitoring and consulting services for improving environment based on data collected with the sensors.

In 2010, Fujitsu and MODON started a discussion about the improvement of the environment of the industrial parks. In September 2011, Fujitsu Arabia and MODON reached a basic agreement on the cooperation in the environment improvement of the industrial parks. And, in February 2012, they signed an additional basic agreement, entitled "Memorandum to Collaborate on an Environmental Management System and Smart Community Initiative."

Fujitsu formed a consortium with Fuji Electric, Metawater and Mizuho Corporate Bank Ltd and has been researching the possibility of the commercialization of the environmental monitoring based on an overseas infrastructure and system export initiative of Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).