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Bloomberg BNEF ranks LONGI Solar as World No.2 by Financial Health

BEIJING, Nov. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Bloomberg New Energy Finance is a leading provider of global PV business dynamics and financial information. Its PV Module Maker Tiering System is an important basis for global PV industry insiders to make decisions. Two of the most important evaluation criteria are “bankability” and “financial health”.

According to the latest 2017Q2 rating report, LONGi Solar, which only entered the module market two years ago, is put on the list of “global top 10 PV module brands used in most debt-financed projects”; and its financial health ranks No.2 in the world and No.1 in China among all PV module makers.

– LONGi Solar Ranks among Global Top 10 PV Module Brands by Bankability

“Bankability” refers to whether projects using the solar products are likely to be offered non-recourse debt financing by banks.

Based on completed projects tracked down by its database, including 5,300 PV projects in the past two years, Bloomberg New Energy Finance made a debt financing brand tiering of global “tier 1” module makers, and LONGi Solar entered TOP10 (by projects after June 2015) with flying colors.

– Financial Health – No.2 in the World, No.1 in China

Bloomberg BNEF ranks LONGI Solar as World No.2 by Financial Health

Altman-Z score is a ratio indicator that reflects the manufacturer’s financial health, which effectively reflects the likelihood of a company’s bankruptcy within two years. Score Z> 2.6 indicates that the enterprise is in a safe area, 1.1<Z<2.6 indicates a gray area and Z<1.1 indicates a dangerous area.

The results of the Bloomberg report show that in 2017Q2 only three module companies are in the “safe area”, and LONGi Solar is the only Chinese module manufacturer, demonstrating excellent financial health.

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‫”هواوي” تستضيف القمة العالمية للطاقة 2017

 وتستعرض حلول  العمليات الآمنة والذكية لقطاع البترول والغاز على هامش مشاركتها في معرض ومؤتمر أبوظبي الدولي للبترول “أديبك”

أبوظبي، الإمارات العربية المتحدة- 13 نوفمبر 2017: نظمت شركة “هواوي”، الرائدة عالمياً في توفير حلول تقنية المعلومات والاتصالات “القمة العالمية للطاقة” في العاصمة الإماراتية أبوظبي يوم 12 نوفمبر الجاري تحت شعار “قيادة الحقبة الجديدة في تقنية المعلومات والاتصالات طريقنا نحو توفير الحلول عالية الأمان والكفاءة في قطاع البترول والغاز”. ونجحت قمة هذا العام باستقطاب أكثر من 200 عميل وشريك وخبير متخصص في قطاع البترول والغاز ،  اجتمعوا لمناقشة دور الحلول التقنية الحديثة لتقنية المعلومات والاتصالات في تخفيض التكاليف وتنفيذ العمليات الآمنة وتحقيق التنمية المستدامة وتمكين قطاع البترول والغاز من التحوّل نحو العمليات الذكية. وكانت “هواوي”.

وتزامناَ مع عقدها للقمة العالمية للطاقة 2017، شاركت  “هواوي” في النسخة العشرين من معرض ومؤتمر أبوظبي الدولي للبترول “أديبك” واستعرضت بالتعاون مع شركائها العالميين كشركة “شلمبرجير” و”هانيويل” و”إس إيه بي” و”ريتشفيت” سلسلة من الحلول المبتكرة والذكية لتقنية المعلومات والاتصالات التي تستهدف رقمنة القطاع وتوفير كل ما يحتاج إليه قطاع البترول والغاز لتنفيذ عمليات التنقيب والإنتاج والتخزين والنقل والتوزيع.

حلول “هواوي” الرقمية الآمنة والفعالة لقطاع البترول والغاز تخدم 70% من أضخم 20 شركة عالمية في قطاع البترول والغاز

مع تزايد الطلب على الطاقة في العالم ، يواجه قطاع البترول والغاز منافسة شرسة وتحديات كبيرة تجعل شركات البترول والغاز وكذلك المستثمرين في حاجة ماسّة إلى الاستفادة من أحدث التقنيات واعتماد أفضل العمليات الإدارية بهدف تخفيض التكاليف وضمان تنفيذ العمليات الآمنة والمستدامة. وبدورها، تلعب حلول تقنية المعلومات والاتصالات الذكية المبتكرة دوراً هاماً في مواجهة هذه التحديات كونها تمكّن قطاع البترول والغاز من التحوّل نحو التقنيات الرقمية.

وفي معرض مشاركته في المؤتمر قال السيد جيري جي، رئيس قطاع الطاقة في مجموعة أعمال “هواوي إنتربرايز” لقطاع المشاريع والمؤسسات،”يشرفنا في ‘هواوي’ أن نلتقي بجميع الشركات والخبراء المشاركين في القمة لتبادل الآراء والوقوف على آخر المستجدات، حيث يواجه قطاع البترول والغاز اليوم تحديات هائلة تتطلب تغيير نهج عمليات وإدارة القطاع لتصبح أكثر فاعلية واستدامة بالاستفادة من أحدث الابتكارات. فلو نظرنا مثلاً إلى المعدل الوسطي لاستخراج البترول في كامل القطاع نجد أنه بالكاد يصل إلى 37% وأن 70% من الأصول التابعة لحقول البترول لا تخضع لعمليات المراقبة والإدارة الفاعلة. كما أن أكثر من 90% من الحوادث تنجم عن اتباع النهج التقليدي للعمليات. وإضافة إلى ذلك، ما تزال العمليات في حقول البترول تتطلب الكثير من الجهد والوقت، إذ يُكلّف العديد من العمال بمهام كثيرة ومتعبة جسدياً كالقيام بأعمال الفحص اليومي والصيانة، الأمر الذي يؤدي إلى ارتفاع التكاليف وانخفاض الكفاءة وتقديم نتائج لا ترتقي للمستوى المطلوب الذي تنشده شركات البترول.  وإذا أردنا مساعدة شركات البترول في مواجهة هذه التحديات، فلابد لنا من طرح التقنيات الرقمية التي تمكّن هذه الشركات من تنفيذ عملية التحوّل الرقمي بكل نجاح. وبدورها، تتعاون ‘هواوي’ مع المزيد من الشركاء من قطاع البترول والغاز وتعتمد على خبرتها العريقة في فهم المتطلبات التي يحتاجها هذا القطاع بهدف إطلاق حلول مبتكرة، لاسيّما في مجال الحوسبة السحابية عالية الأداء، وتقنية ‘إنترنت الأشياء” المصممة لقطاع البترول والغاز والأنابيب الرقمية وحلول إدارة العمليات في الشركات. وتساعد هذه الحلول قطاع البترول والغاز في تنفيذ وتسريع عملية التحول الرقمي وتخفيض التكاليف وتحسين الكفاءة بشكل مستمر يضمن عمليات الإنتاج الآمنة وإدارة العمليات بشكل ناجح”.

الصورة (1) السيد جيري جي، رئيس قطاع الطاقة في مجموعة أعمال “هواوي إنتربرايز” لقطاع المشاريع والمؤسسات، يلقي كلمته الترحيبية

يُذكر أن حلول “هواوي” لقطاع البترول والغاز تستخدم اليوم في 45 دولة ومنطقة مختلفة من العالم، وتخدم 70% من أضخم 20 شركة عالمية ناشطة في هذا القطاع. ويتجلى أبرز مثال على ذلك في تعاون “هواوي” مع شركة “سانتوس”، أكبر منتج للبترول والغاز في أستراليا، حيث تمكنت شركة “سانتوس” من خلال هذا التعاون من استبدال شبكة الإنتاج ذات النطاق الضيق في حقول البترول بشبكات الجيل الرابع المزودة بتقنية التطور طويل الأمد (LTE 4G) وتقنية “إنترنت الأشياء” التي تم تصميمها بمساعدة “هواوي”. ونجحت شركة “سانتوس” بفضل هذه الحلول من جمع وتحليل البيانات بشكل فوري وتحديد الخدمات الواجب تنفيذها بكل دقة. كما استطاعت الشركة زيادة الكفاءة الإجمالية لأعمالها بنسبة 40%. ويُشار إلى “هواوي” قد فازت هذا العام بمناقصة تنفيذ مشروع إعادة تأسيس نظام الاتصالات في خطوط “تازاما” لإنتاج البترول الخام والتي يصل طولها إلى 1710 كيلومتراً وتمتد من مدينة كيغامبوني في تنزانيا وحتى مدينة ندولا  في زامبيا. وستساهم “هواوي” في هذا المشروع من خلال توفير حلول الأنابيب الرقمية.

الجدير بالذكر أن الحلول التي استعرضتها “هواوي” على هامش مشاركتها في معرض ومؤتمر أبوظبي الدولي للبترول “أديبك” تغطي عمليات التنقيب عن البترول والحوسبة عالية الأداء في خزان البترول وتخزين البيانات والحوسبة السحابية الخاصة بعمليات التنقيب والإنتاج بالإضافة إلى الإنتاج الرقمي لحقول البترول والأنابيب الرقمية للبترول والغاز والمصفاة الرقمية ومركز البيانات السحابية. وكانت الحلول المتقاربة للحوسبة عالية الأداء من “هواوي” قد ساعدت شركات البترول والغاز في تسريع عمليات معالجة البيانات ومحاكاة الخزان الرقمي ووضع مخططات المسح ثلاثية الأبعاد لتحسين كفاءة العمليات ودقتها وتوقع أماكن تواجد البترول والغاز، الأمر الذي زاد من إنتاجية شركات البترول والغاز.

الصورة (2) “هواوي” تستعرض حلول تقنية المعلومات والاتصالات الآمنة والفعالة في معرض ومؤتمر أبوظبي الدولي للبترول “أديبك”
تطوير تقنية “إنترنت الأشياء” في قطاع البترول والغاز يشجع على التعاون في مجالي الطاقة والبيئة

تخللت القمة إلقاء كلمات موجزة من قبل الدكتور حاتم ناصر، الاستشاري الأعلى لحقول البترول الرقمية لدى “هواوي”، وبعض خبراء قطاع البترول والغاز من شركة “ماكينزي” و”شركة آسيا لأنابيب الغاز” (AGP) وشركة “القمر للطاقة”، تطرقوا من خلالها إلى مواضيع مثل “التحوّل الرقمي يُحدث نقلة نوعية في قطاع البترول والغاز”.

وكان الدكتور علي أحمد جمعة، مدير تطوير عمليات الإنتاج في “شلمبرجير جلوبال” قد ألقى كلمته عن عمليات الإنتاج الأولية والأساسية خلال القمة وناقش الطرق الجديدة لتصميم حقول البترول الرقمية بالاعتماد على الحلول الاستشارية لعمليات الإنتاج. وتستفيد هذه الحلول الاستشارية من خبرة ” شلمبرجير” العريقة في مجال تأسيس حقول البترول الرقمية ومن أبحاث التطوير التي أجرتها هذه الشركة لتوفير تجربة لا تضاهى من جهة والجمع بين علوم هندسة البترول والتقنيات الرقمية من جهة أخرى بهدف مواجهة التحديات التي تعيق شركات التنقيب والإنتاج من تنفيذ عملياتها الأساسية.

ويكمن التحدي الأكبر الذي يواجه عمليات تخزين ونقل البترول والغاز في سلامة أنابيب النقل. وتسعى شركات البترول والغاز إلى إيجاد طرق جديدة تمكنها من تنفيذ عملياتها وضبطها بكل نجاح على الأمد البعيد. وفي هذا الإطار، تحدث السيد جوا تشياوكيانغ، نائب المدير الإداري لفرع شركة “تشاينا بتروليوم بايب لاين انجينيرينج كوربوريشن” في أبوظبي قائلاً: “نتمكن من خلال الاستفادة من أحدث التقنيات مثل ‘إنترنت الأشياء’ والحوسبة السحابية والبيانات الضخمة وتقنيات الذكاء الاصطناعي من توفير عمليات التحقق الشاملة والعميقة وتنفيذ عمليات التحكم بمصداقية الأنابيب وضمان حمايتها وأمنها وتحسين كفاءتها إلى أعلى المستويات. إن من شأن الجمع بين التقنيات الجديدة في مجال تقنية المعلومات والاتصالات والخبرات المهنية المتوفرة لدينا أن يتيح لنا فرصة إحداث التطورات المنشودة وتطوير الأنابيب الرقمية التي تمتاز بمستوى غير مسبوق من ‘الذكاء’”.

الجدير بالذكر أن 197 شركة طاقة مصنفة ضمن قائمة “فورتشن جلوبال 500″، 45 شركة منها تعد من أكبر 100 شركة في العالم قد اختارت “هواوي” كشريك مثالي لتنفيذ عملية التحوّل الرقمي.

لمزيدٍ من المعلومات عن قمة “هواوي” العالمية للطاقة وعن مشاركة “هواوي” في معرض ومؤتمر أبوظبي الدولي للبترول “أديبك”، يرجى زيارة الرابط التالي: http://e.huawei.com/topic/smarter-energy2017-en/index.html.

Huawei Holds Global Energy Summit 2017 and Demonstrates Safe and Efficient Oil and Gas ICT Solutions at ADIPEC

ABU DHABI, U.A.E, Nov. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Huawei held its Global Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi on November 12. With the theme of “Leading New ICT for Higher Safety and Efficiency in the Oil and Gas Industry”, this summit attracted more than 200 customers, partners, and senior experts from the oil and gas industry, who gathered to discuss how to reduce costs, ensure safe operations, achieve sustainable development, and boost the oil and gas industry’s transition to smart operations. At the 20th Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), Huawei, with industry partners, such as Schlumberger, Honeywell, SAP, and Richfit, demonstrated a series of innovative ICT solutions that cover the entire industry chain from exploration, production, storage and transportation to distribution.

Safe and Efficient Huawei Digital Oil and Gas Solutions, Serving 70% of Global Top 20 Oil and Gas Companies

With the growth of global energy demands, the oil and gas industry faces fierce competition and severe challenges. Oil and gas companies and investors are in urgent need to use the latest information technologies and management processes to reduce costs and ensure safe operations. Against this backdrop, innovative ICT plays an important role in digital transformation of the oil and gas industry.

Mr. Jerry Ji, President of the Energy Sector of Huawei Enterprise BG, gave a keynote speech at the summit. Mr. Jerry Ji said, “It is an honor for Huawei to see all guests at the summit. Today’s oil and gas industry is facing tremendous challenges. For example, the average oil recovery rate in the entire industry is only about 37%; over 70% oilfield assets aren’t effectively monitored and managed; more than 90% incidents arise from man-made improper operations. In addition, oilfield operations are still labor-intensive. Many workers are heavily tasked with routine check and maintenance. All these lead to high costs, low efficiency, and unsatisfactory yields for oil companies. To help oil companies confidently address these challenges, continuous digital construction and digital transformation are among the most feasible ways. Based on its ever-deepened understanding of oil and gas industry services, Huawei cooperates with more and more industry partners to launch innovative ICT solutions in terms of High Performance Computing (HPC), oil and gas IoT, digital pipeline, and enterprise operations management. These solutions help the oil and gas industry implement and accelerate digital transformation, continuously lower costs and improve efficiency, and enhance safe production and operations management.”

Huawei’s oil and gas solutions have been applied in 45 countries and regions around the world, serving 70% of global top 20 oil and gas companies. An example is Huawei’s cooperation with Santos, the largest onshore oil and gas producer in Australia. In this cooperation, Santos’ original narrowband production network for gas fields is replaced with a 4G LTE IoT network that Huawei helped to build. These deployments help Santos collect and analyze data in real time, accurately detect services. Santos’s overall work efficiency is improved by 40%. Besides, this year, Huawei won the bid of the communications system reconstruction project for the Tazama crude oil pipeline. This pipeline is 1710 km long and extends from Kigamboni, Tanzania to Ndola, Zambia. In this project, Huawei provided a digital pipeline solution.

The solutions Huawei demonstrated in ADIPEC cover exploration and reservoir HPC, seismic data storage, exploration and production cloud, digital oilfield production, digital oil and gas pipeline, digital refinery, and cloud data center. For example, Huawei’s innovative converged HPC solution helps oil and gas companies accelerate seismic data processing, numerical reservoir simulation, and 3D visualization for more efficient and accurate optimization and forecasting of oil and gas areas, thereby helping companies improve productivity.

Oil and Gas IoT Development Promotes Energy Ecological Cooperation

At the summit, Dr. Hatem Nasr, senior advisor of digital oilfields, and industry experts from McKinsey, Asia Gas Pipeline, and Qamar Energy gave speeches on topics in the oil and gas industry.

In the upstream production sector, Dr. Ali Ahmed Jama, Schlumberger Global Production Business Development Manager, gave a speech at the summit discussing a new approach to the digital oilfield through a production operations advisory solution. The solution leverages Schlumberger’s extensive digital oilfield experience, and research and development expertise to create a unique user experience, bringing a combination of petroleum engineering domain science and digital technologies to take on the challenges that exist in the core processes of E&P companies.”

Regarding oil and gas storage and transportation, the biggest challenge facing pipeline operations is pipeline safety. Oil and gas companies are looking for new ways to implement remote control and efficient operations of long-distance pipelines.

Mr. Guo Xiaoqiang, Deputy Managing Director of Abu Dhabi Branch of China Petroleum Pipeline Engineering Corporation (CPPE), pointed out, “By leveraging key technologies such as the IoT, cloud computing, Big Data, and AI, we can have in-depth and comprehensive detection and control on pipeline reliability and security, and improve the pipelines’ operating efficiency to the greatest extent. With the support of new ICT technologies and combine the professional capability, we can advance the development of new-generation digital pipelines characterized by an unprecedented level of ‘Smartness’.”

To date, 197 companies in Fortune’s Global 500, 45 of which are in the top 100, have selected Huawei as their partner for digital transformation.

For more information about Huawei Global Energy Summit and Huawei’s presence at ADIPEC, visit http://e.huawei.com/topic/smarter-energy2017-en/index.html.

Huawei Joins Hands with PCITC to Embrace Smart Factory 2.0

Leading New ICT Contributes to Energy Conservation and Emission Reduction

SHENZHEN, China, Nov. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Our Earth faces increasingly grave environmental problems. Although more people have realized the significance of environmental protection and have chosen shared bicycles and electric cars as part of their low-carbon lifestyles, yet we still rely heavily on non-renewable energy such as petroleum. How much oil is left and how long will it last? According to estimates from conservative experts, the sustained oil reserves left may last only 30 to 40 years at present rates of consumption, and the next oil crisis may happen much sooner than expected. Governments and socially-responsible companies worldwide are intensifying efforts to develop new energy and optimize technologies in order to improve the exploration, production, and utilization of energy such as oil.

Traditional technologies no longer meet the needs of enterprises. However, the advent of the Industry 4.0 era and the rise of smart manufacturing are bringing great hopes for energy conservation and emission reduction for the Earth.

Manufacturing is a traditional industry and it covers oil refining, automobile manufacturing, appliance manufacturing, power grids, steel mills, chemical plants, and others. ICT systems in the manufacturing industry used to function as support systems, but now they are shifting to work as production systems. Smart manufacturing, which comprises smart factories, smart logistics, and smart services, has become a new direction for digital transformation of the manufacturing industry. The successful implementation of smart manufacturing is impossible without the support of leading new ICT technologies such as cloud computing, Big Data, the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

China Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec Group) is China’s largest integrated energy and chemical enterprise. It ranked No. 3 on the 2017 Global Fortune 500 list. In 2013, Sinopec Group started its smart plant initiatives and selected its Yanshan, Maoming, Zhenhai, and Jiujiang companies as pilot smart factories.

Petro-CyberWorks Information Technology Company Limited (PCITC), a joint venture of Sinopec Group and Pacific Century CyberWorks Limited (PCCW), is the contractor for building these pilot smart factories. PCITC chose Huawei to make smart factories a reality. Big Data and machine-learning technologies are used in smart factories. By facilitating the gathering of refining and production information, these technologies help streamline the chemical reaction processes during refining and production, and dynamically adjust the volumes of crude oil, fuels, and catalysts necessary for the refining process. The benefits include optimal productivity at the lowest energy consumption, without compromising the oil quality. Additionally, experiential models for running equipment and Operations and Maintenance (O&M) are set up. These models help monitor equipment in real-time and anticipate the abnormal status of equipment to implement predictive maintenance, reduce O&M costs, and mitigate the risks of unplanned downtime.

At present, these four pilot smart factories report remarkable results and constitute Smart Factory 1.0 in Sinopec Group. In the four pilot smart factories, the utilization rate of advanced control technology increases to over 90 percent; the automated production data collection rate reaches over 90 percent; and all pollution sources are automatically monitored. Production optimization used to be performed on a few processes and in offline mode, but now it is extended to all processes and conducted in online (in-service) mode. All these improvements increase labor productivity by over 10% and contribute to better quality and higher efficiency.

ICT has brought tangible benefits to companies in the petroleum and petrochemical industry and helps them maximize Return on Investment. Key benefits include better production-to-consumption ratios, higher oil recovery rates, lower operating costs, higher labor productivity, and long-time stable running of equipment.

Huawei Solutions Power Up Smart Factories

Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, offers a portfolio of market-proven solutions for the oil and gas sector, including digital oilfield, offshore oilfield communications, digital pipeline, smart refining, and intelligent sales solutions. These solutions are built upon Huawei’s extensive range of products such as wireless eLTE, IoT, KunLun servers, OceanStor 9000 high-end storage systems, High-Performance Computing (HPC), cloud data centers, public clouds, and cloud-enabled enterprise communications products. Now, Huawei serves 60 percent of global TOP 20 oil and gas companies, and has worked on more than 38,000 km of oil and gas pipelines, which cover 41 percent of leading energy countries and regions.

With regard to Sinopec Group’s smart factory initiatives, Huawei joined hands with PCITC to provide real-time communications, computing capabilities and architecture-wide security capabilities.

Sinopec Jiujiang Company, a subsidiary of Sinopec Group, is located on the northern bank of the Yangtze River and to the south of Mountain Lushan. Every year, the company processes 10 million tons of crude oil and produces 300,000 tons of synthetic ammonia, 520,000 tons of urea, and 100,000 tons of polypropylene. The company has a total of 48 production units, most of which have industry-leading economic and technical specifications and outperform similar appliances in the industry.

Sinopec Jiujiang Company deployed Huawei’s eLTE Broadband Trunking Solution to meet the company’s needs of a larger communications capacity and a multimedia trunking dispatch system. This solution helps the company easily deploy an audible and visual dispatch system. Additionally, this solution requires no wired transmission, greatly reducing the company’s investments.

Sinopec Jiujiang Company also chose Huawei’s OceanStor high-end storage system, ensuring that core business systems, such as O&M and Enterprise Resource Planning, are stable. This new storage system is designed to be future-proof to support data center resource consolidation and service migration to the cloud in the future, which previously were impossible for original storage systems due to their limited scalability. Huawei’s high-end storage system also enables Sinopec Jiujiang Company to build a unified Office Automation platform that involves email, office applications, and portal subsystems, and also centrally stores data. Sinopec Jiujiang Company uses Huawei’s TE30 All-in-One HD Videoconferencing Endpoint system to enable video-assisted shift handover at work as well as internal and external communications — all greatly improve communication efficiency. With TE30 video conferencing, users can easily hold meetings through calls.

Sinopec Jiujiang Company adopted a series of advanced technologies and techniques, such as 4G wireless network applications, IoT-based smart warehouse and a whole-process integrated optimization platform. All these implementations are first-of-its-kind in refineries.

The Smart Factory 2.0 Era Is Fast Approaching

In April 2017, PCITC and Huawei jointly announced a smart manufacturing platform, which isn’t only the two parties’ first significant joint innovation since they inked strategic partnerships, but also the core part of Smart Factory 2.0 within the Sinopec Group. This platform has eight major capabilities: Centralized integration, IoT access, IT management and control, optimization, shared services, data processing and analysis, and AI. The platform will become a ‘benchmarking operating system’ for smart manufacturing. This smart manufacturing platform also has integrated new ICT technologies such as cloud computing, the IoT, Big Data, Virtual Reality, and machine learning. It is expected to become an industry-leading smart manufacturing platform in the process-centric industry. The eight capabilities of this platform are highlighted as follows:

  1. Centralized integration: This platform consolidates smart factory data and information, enables centralized management and control of data assets, and allows effective integration with application systems.
  2. IoT access: This platform provides ubiquitous, interoperable, smart converged communications services necessary for smart factories, and supports a wide range of service applications such as digital warehouse, tracking of hazardous chemicals, vibration and corrosion monitoring for key equipment, and environment monitoring.
  3. IT management and control: This platform implements cloud management, security management, O&M management, and unified development; and allows for centralized management, monitoring, and resource allocation of cloud nodes.
  4. Optimization: This platform comes with optimization tools and engines to streamline the entire production process, facilitate device operations, and improve energy efficiency.
  5. Shared services: This platform centrally manages and controls business and technology service components, and provides shared cloud services to facilitate unified development.
  6. Data processing and analysis: This platform unleashes the potential of Big Data and enables production exception analysis, equipment fault diagnosis, and product quality analysis.
  7. Artificial intelligence: This AI-capable platform helps institutionalize rules, models, and knowledge, and creates a ‘smart brain’ for petrochemical plants using deeply learning and reasoning data.

Why Huawei Smart Manufacturing Solutions?

Huawei and global partners join hands to launch a FusionCloud Smart Manufacturing Solution which features efficient management, agile dispatching, and open architecture. This solution is a good choice for customers in the production and manufacturing industries, meeting their needs of industrial automation, information convergence, service-centric manufacturing, and flexible production.

This solution is the result of the collaborative efforts of Huawei and a group of industry partners such as SAP, Accenture, PCITC, Halliburton, and ForceCon. By enabling end-to-end management of the manufacturing processes that cover design, production, supply, logistics, and marketing, this full-stack cloud solution makes smart cloud-based and service-oriented manufacturing a reality. Big Data analytics and mining helps manufacturing companies resolve deep-rooted problems and pain points. All these benefits pave the way for building a cloud-enabled manufacturing platform characterized by intelligent management and unified architecture.

The day when we run out of oil will come sooner or later. However, we believe that leading new ICT technologies such as cloud computing and Big Data can play an active role for petrochemical enterprises as they help utilize energy in more efficient and environmental-friendly ways and continue to explore more green new energy sources.

To date, 197 companies on the Fortune Global 500 list and 45 of the top 100 enterprises have chosen Huawei as their partner for digital transformation. To know more about Huawei helping enterprises achieve digital transformation, please visit
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CMPort’s Specialized Training Program Culminates at Emotional Closing Ceremony

SHENZHEN, China, Nov. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The closing ceremony for the 2017 C Blue, a training-based social program co-organized by China Merchants Port Holdings Company Ltd. (“CMPort”) and Shenzhen Polytechnic, was held in Shenzhen at the CMPort Plaza on November 10, concluding a fruitful month of cross-cultural camaraderie during which business professionals across the globe were brought together by a common cause.

2017 C Blue trainees visited Shekou Container Terminal and wished China Merchants Group a happy 145th anniversary

That common cause, according to CMPort Managing Director Bai Jingtao, was a transformative one. “I believe this training experience offered much more than port-, shipping-, or free trade zone-related insights,” Dr. Bai said in a speech as he joined the 28 trainees from 13 countries, who participated in the program. “More importantly, it provided a learning platform where ideas were exchanged and knowledge was shared.”

A publicly-traded company since 1992, CMPort remains China’s largest public port operator, having handled an annual container volume of 95.77 million TEUs in 2016. In pursuit of its publicly announced mission to become a “world’s leading comprehensive port service provider”, the state-owned company has been committed to strengthening its international status.

Trainees engaged in Taichi – one of Chinese cultural activities given by Shenzhen Polytechnic

C Blue, whose title was inspired by the Chinese phrase for “shaping our blue dream”, aims to “offer foreign countries the environment, resources and platform they need to nurture top leadership talents,” as suggested by the program’s promotional material. At its closing ceremony last Friday, several participants reported during interviews that the program indeed lived up to its promises.

“To see such a large country achieve such rapid growth is really exciting,” said Kristina Gontier, who works for the Lithuanian Ministry of Transport, as she completed her training.

Throughout C Blue‘s four-week run, trainees were able to enjoy a comprehensive learning experience that combined theory with practice. Business lectures given by experts from various fields such as Port Operations, Logistics, and Free Trade Zone Development complemented diverse, active field visits to enhance participants’attributes as both industry specialists and general decision-makers.

Trainees attended C Blue’s closing ceremony on November 10th at the CMPort Plaza upon completion of the program, along with Mr. Mbelwa Kairuki (Tanzanian Ambassador to China) and Mr. Karunasena Kodituwakku (Sri Lanka Ambassador to China).

When asked how her trip to China would aid her development as a business professional, Zawadia J. Nanyaro, the chief executive of the Tanzanian consulting firm Lilac Lines Ltd., applauded C Blue for strengthening her faith in her home country’s “action plan to become industrialized”.

“Tanzania is transitioning from an agriculture-based economy to an industrial economy and over the last five years my country has decided to copy the initiatives that China took to achieve similar goals,” said Ms. Nanyaro, who is also a partner at the firm’s sister entity, Lilac Associates. “We are implementing China Merchants’ ‘Port-Park-City’ concept and already have master plans in place; Having seen the transformative power of this particular modal with our own eyes and talked to the people behind this idea, I am now ready to support my country in executing the same vision.”

China Merchants Group, CMPort’s parent company, sees corporate social responsibility as a crucial part of its mission and business strategy. In 2009, the Group established China Merchants Charitable Foundation, the subsidiary that sponsored C Blue, in order to fund and develop overseas social projects. As it celebrates its 145th anniversary, the century-old conglomerate will indeed look to build on C Blue‘s resounding success.

A brand new edition of the program is scheduled to return next fall.

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