HP bags Hadeed project

Hadeed, the largest iron and steel mill in Saudi Arabia and an affiliate of petrochemical giant SABIC, has awarded HP an automation infrastructure upgrade contract that will involve the installation of a network management solution based on the IT giant’s OpenView software platform.

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By  Stuart Wilson Published  September 3, 2005

Hadeed, the largest iron and steel mill in Saudi Arabia and an affiliate of petrochemical giant SABIC, has awarded HP an automation infrastructure upgrade contract that will involve the installation of a network management solution based on the IT giant’s OpenView software platform. The project will also involve the upgrade of Hadeed’s existing legacy plant automation network to a next generation network infrastructure to meet operational, management and new application deployment challenges. Joseph Hanania, managing director at HP Middle East, said: “This is a major win for us as it reinforces HP’s position as the leader in adaptive enterprise and echoes our leadership in other vertical sectors like the manufacturing, oil and gas, government and telecommunications sectors in the Middle East.” “The deal cements our existing relationship with SABIC as this project followed from the consultancy service we provided to assess the status of existing infrastructure and analyse the impact of technology on production facilities. At HP we go the extra mile in ensuring that our solutions maximise returns, mitigate risks, improve performance and increase agility,” he concluded. Saleh Al Hajiri, automation systems superintendent at SABIC-Hadeed, commented: “HP has been our strategic business partner for quite some time now, having worked with us in a professional consultative role. As global technology leader with strong local presence, HP has assisted Hadeed in enhancing the plant’s automation infrastructure as well as building an enterprise management framework.” “They have a proven track record in delivering end-to-end solutions to our specialised automation needs and we value that experience and local knowledge. We are particularly impressed with HP OpenView management solutions, which help us in managing our business critical systems in a proactive way,” he added. Abdullah Al-Mohaisen, managing director at HP Saudi Arabia, added: “Throughout the course of this journey to build an adaptive enterprise, Hadeed has influenced HP to pursue continued development to enhance its plant’s automation to better manage it as a business process or service. Our future product introductions around compliance will be based on some of the discoveries from the project implementation with SABIC-Hadeed.”

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