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ABA wins the MASA SAP Integration Project with MARAFIQ‏

ABA wins the MASA SAP Integration Project with MARAFIQ‏

Al-Khobar 3rd March 2016: Al-Bilad Arabia Company Limited (ABA), the largest local partner for SAP in KSA, has announced that Power and Water Utility Company for Jubail and Yanbu “MARAFIQ” has awarded ABA the “MASA SAP Integration Project” . The contract was signed on Sunday 28th February 2016 at MARAFIQ’s head office in Jubail.

MASA is a JV between “MARAFIQ” and the French water utility company “SAUR”, responsible for the Operations & Maintenance of specific infrastructure elements of MARAFIQ in Jubail & Yanbu

The main objectives of this project are:

· improve asset control and reliability
· improve availability and quality
· optimize the O&M workforce
· enhance reporting and analysis of field events

The main scope of this project is the integration of the new SAP functionalities for Workforce Management and Material Resource Scheduling, Metering Points, Business Intelligence, Linear Asset Management, Mobility (Work Order Management & Rounds Manager), as well as the interface with SCADA and GIS.

“This is a great SAP project to win with our long term client MARAFIQ whom we have been working with for the last 11 years”, said Tawfik Chilmeran, Group IT Director of ABA. “This award further demonstrates the trust that MARAFIQ has in ABA. We are very happy and proud to work with MARAFIQ and will ensure a quality implementation for this important project to the satisfaction of MARAFIQ”.

ABA Management appreciates the efforts and hard work demonstrated by the IT team members to win this project against such a tough competition. This is our launch-pad into a prosperous and successful 2016.

About ABA: Al-Bilad Arabia Company Limited (ABA), is a 100% Saudi owned Company headquartered in the Eastern Province and serving clients within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. ABA focusses on running the IT business in a way that generates value for our customers, partners and employees. We focus on providing SAP services and solutions of the highest quality, on time and within budget to our clients. Our services cover SAP licenses, SAP implementations, green field and new module add-ons (RDS, A1, ECC6 & S/4 HANA), upgrades, enhancements, roll-outs and enterprise support with special focus on the HANA, MOBILITY & CLOUD technologies.

About MARAFIQ: Established by Royal Decree M/29 of 18 October 2000 (22 Rajab 1421 Hijra) as a joint-stock company, MARAFIQ is owned by its four major shareholders – the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu (RC), Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco), and the Public Investment Fund (PIF). MARAFIQ’s main objective is to undertake the operation, maintenance, management, expansion and construction of seawater cooling systems, desalinated and treated water systems, sanitary and industrial wastewater systems and electric power systems to provide essential utility services to industrial, commercial and residential customers in the industrial cities of Jubail and Yanbu.