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Microsoft and EGA partner on Industry 4.0 and digitalization
Microsoft's cloud will enable EGA to achieve significant energy savings
Both parts of the UAE Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology’s Industry 4.0 Champions Network that seeks to hasten Industry 4.0 adoption throughout the UAE industry, Microsoft UAE and Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) will collaborate to sustainably run the industrial firm’s computing operations while establishing worldwide best practices for the aluminum industry.
Microsoft’s cloud will enable EGA to achieve significant energy savings by accelerating enhanced efficiency and enabling digital transformation. EGA anticipates reducing CO2 emissions by more than 80% and energy usage of its entire computer activities by up to 65%.
Additionally, EGA will create a private Microsoft Azure Cloud at its locations, moving a further third of its computing to this platform, opening up opportunities to implement data-intensive and time-sensitive automation and artificial intelligence solutions within the company’s industrial operations.
“We are already transforming EGA’s operations, business, and employee experience through Industry 4.0 and our broader digital transformation. Our collaboration with Microsoft will enable us to further accelerate, scale, and sustain this work as a digital lighthouse for the region and our industry,” said Abdulnasser Bin Kalban, chief executive officer of Emirates Global Aluminium.