Microsoft Joins Hands with Egyptian Natural Gas Company

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Microsoft Egypt and the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together on EGAS' sustainability road map.

The collaboration strives to realise EGAS' goal of a more sustainable industry. EGAS implemented Microsoft's 5 R's approach, which aids in lowering greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. As a result, an agreement was reached to collaborate on two areas: methane detection and the Microsoft sustainability manager.

El-Molla stated that this collaboration is part of the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources' efforts to promote the oil and gas industry and improve its carbon-cutting capabilities and environmental sustainability while capitalising on relevant global companies' expertise and practices.

“This collaboration comes in line with our belief in the significant role of technology in achieving our vision of a more sustainable O&G industry,” added Dawlat Hashem, EGAS Assistant Chairperson for Communications and IT.

Methane is a strong greenhouse gas that absorbs much more infrared radiation than CO2. Because of this, it has a big effect on global warming.

This underscores the importance of detection and remediation of methane leaks into the atmosphere. Microsoft's space-based methane detection solution lets EGAS see an overview of all the most recently found anomalies in real time and take steps to control and reduce these emissions.

The Microsoft Sustainability Manager application will aid in the centralisation of emissions-related data as well as the automation of data intake, sharing, and reporting. This solution will enable EGAS to meet its sustainability targets under worldwide sustainable development goals and Egypt's 2030 Vision.

Under the agreement, Microsoft will also work with EGAS to train their staff on how to make the best use of the technologies that are being used to make solution deployment and use more effective and efficient.

“Microsoft understands that one company alone cannot tackle the climate challenge, which is why this collaboration is an essential step towards the right outcome, especially when Egypt is hosting the COP27 — a platform where the public and private sectors collaborate on climate solutions. By implementing Microsoft’s sustainability manager and space-based methane detection solution, EGAS is well positioned to improve its business in innovative ways that will positively impact our nation for decades to come,” said Mirna Arif — General Manager at Microsoft Egypt.

Microsoft is helping customers like EGAS build sustainable solutions, reducing its environmental footprint, advancing research, and advocating for policies that help the environment.

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