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Riyadh — Italian Chief Executive Officer of CESI Matteo Codazzi said that Saudi Arabia enjoys all the conditions needed to become a leading energy production giant—especially in light of its ambitious programs on technology and localization of the renewable energy industry on an international scale.

Codazzi said in an interview with Asharq Al-Awsat that Saudi Arabia is taking serious and driven steps based on Kingdom Vision 2030 concerning the transport and development of experiences in renewable and solar energy.

CESI, a global technical consulting and engineering company which started its operations in the Middle East in 2012 and is among the few notified bodies in the industry involved in regulatory framework development, envisions to ‘shape a better energy future.’

Codazzi added that CESI’s presence in Saudi Arabia is a key building block in the energy industry and will become one of the most important contributors to Vision 2030’s vision for localization of the electrical, renewable and solar industries in terms of international standards.

“We are committed to facilitating the region’s ambition of ecological footprint reduction,” said Matteo Codazzi, Chief Executive Officer of CESI. “We address the region’s critical sustainability issues and work towards achieving green goals including that Vision 2030 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”

He pointed out that Saudi Arabia is moving forward in the development of its industrial capabilities to become a more sustainable country, taking into consideration the security and safety measures, and applying them, providing testing services related to the electromechanical industry, as well as consulting and engineering services related to the energy sector.

He said that the agreement signed by the company with the Gulf Laboratory for testing electrical equipment recently in Riyadh, including the establishment and development of the first laboratory equipped with the latest technical and electromechanical specifications for the conduct of electrical tests for high and low voltage.

Global technical consulting and engineering company Cesi and GCC Electrical Testing Laboratory (GCC Lab) have signed a term sheet for the development and operation of a state-of-the-art electrical testing facility in Saudi Arabia.

The testing platform will perform a wide range of electromechanical testing activities and provide technical services. The lab will be a key asset to support the policies promoted by Saudi Arabia in order to sustain the electrical industry in the GCC region.

The agreement will also cover the needs and objectives of the local market to form the basis for advanced capabilities of the electrical testing market in the region and increase the quality of manufacturing to bring this industry and sector to the highest level.