At a time when the future of energy – not just oil and gas but renewables – is again a hot topic, Inmarsat, which owns and operates a global portfolio of mobile telecommunications satellite networks, plans to expands its presence in the Middle East by joining the Energy Industry Council.
Founded in 1943, the Energy Industry Council (EIC) is an established not-for-profit organisation with a membership of more than 650 companies that deliver goods and services to the energy sector. More than 500 of its members operate in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar and Kuwait.
By becoming a member of the EIC, Inmarsat says it can now offer its portfolio of critical satellite communications services and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to large-scale infrastructure projects across the region, helping to support the digital transformation of the Middle East’s energy and utilities sector.
The move is described as a further reflection of Inmarsat’s ongoing engagement with the sector and its continued efforts to drive innovation and digital transformation across the global energy supply chain.
There’s no doubt that continued efficiencies, led by artificial intelligence, machine learning and the IoT, will have a role in driving the future of energy production, supply and diversification in challenging times, making this move – potentially – a major opportunity for both Inmarsat and the Middle East energy industry.