Aramco and the Chinese Academy launch a technology center for non-metallic building materials

Saudi Aramco and the Chinese Academy of Building Materials today announced the launch of the Center of Excellence and Innovation in Non-Metallic Materials (NEXCEL) with the aim of promoting the use of non-metallic materials in the building and construction sector, in China capital, Beijing, to benefit from the skills and resources of the Chinese Academy in the development and application of non-metallic technologies that have superior advantages over alternatives in metal, allowing you to save costs, support the durability and longevity of structures, and at the same time address environmental challenges.

The vice president explained senior Technical services in Saudi Aramco, Ahmed Al-Saadi, said that Saudi Aramco has been developing and implementing non-metallic solutions within their businesses for over 20 years because they offer higher life costs, efficiency and environmental benefits than their metallic alternatives and due to the advantages of non-metallic materials. metallic, we believe that the new center of excellence for non-metallic construction will stimulate a wide range of new and important opportunities in this field.

For his part, Vice President of China National Building Materials Group Zhan Yangjing said: “I am honored to witness this historic strategic cooperation with Saudi Aramco, which is an important measure to try to build environmentally friendly and low-carbon solutions. Innovative environment. , which helps the center to make a greater contribution to global sustainable development ”.

Interestingly, Saudi Aramco has benefited from over two decades of its technology leadership in the development and adoption of non-metallic solutions in the oil and gas industry. The company is leading the development of a range of non-metallic solutions across global cooperation with leading academic institutions, research and technology institutes, manufacturers and industry leaders such as the Chinese Academy of Building Materials.

The Center for Excellence and Innovation in Non-metallic Materials will promote the development and application of non-metallic technologies by exploring opportunities for joint ventures venture in research and development, as well as the development and certification of standard, professional development and certification, as well as networking. The center will also create a global cooperation platform to expand and accelerate the use of non-metallic materials to improve sustainability, contribute to the effort to reduce carbon emissions and improve the durability and life of facilities.

The new Center of Excellence joins two other centers launched by Saudi Aramco: the Nonferrous Materials Innovation Center (NIC) in collaboration with the Welding Institute (TWI) of Cambridge, UK, and the Center of Excellence for Nonmetallic Materials in the Construction Industry (NEx) at the American Concrete Institute (ACI) based at the American Concrete Institute (ACI) in Michigan in the United States.

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