|ABB Engineering Technologies Co. (KSCC) (ABB) and ACK signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the 12th of March, 2019 to collaborate and cooperate on science and technology research, leveraging expertise from automation major ABB and nurturing talent from privately-owned ACK.
As part of the MOU, which will be applied in accordance with the laws and regulations of the State of Kuwait, ABB and ACK will jointly develop projects and trainings aimed at providing advanced technical support and services to industries in Kuwait and throughout the Middle East region. The non-legally-binding agreement will promote the mutual exchange of personnel, facilities and equipment, and relevant information.
Through internships at ABB or its subsidiaries, ACK students will have the opportunity to get field experience. Dean of the School of Engineering at the Australian College of Kuwait, Dr. Mohammad Abdul Niby expressed his appreciation for this move and said that this MOU defines the guidelines for a strong cooperation with ABB which will come with benefits for both parties in several aspects such as research, exchange of expertise, consultations, etc. He added that several collaboration plans are already in mind and the near future will witness the effectiveness of this relation. College faculty will also participate in ABB projects and in technical support studies for the industry. Tareq Khalil- Country Sales Directory for Automation- expressed his belief that this partnership will be beneficial, both to the local ABB organization and the university especially in the avenue of knowledge exchange especially as we are in the dawn of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
The MOU was signed by the President of ACK, Prof. Isam Zabalawi and Mr. Paul Dennis Country CEO and will remain in effect until further notice.
Posted on Mar. 26, 2019