Abdul Latif Jameel collaborates with AWS, inks renewable energy pact with Amazon

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has been chosen as the preferred cloud provider by Abdul Latif Jameel, an internationally diversified company. AWS will support Abdul Latif Jameel’s digital transformation and innovation efforts in core sectors like mobility, energy, health, and financial services. Additionally, Fotowatio Renewable Ventures, part of Abdul Latif Jameel Energy, will supply clean energy to Amazon.

Abdul Latif Jameel is leveraging AWS to develop a comprehensive analytics, machine learning, and generative artificial intelligence programme across various industries.

To advance its environmental sustainability goals, Abdul Latif Jameel is migrating its on-premises IT workloads to AWS, reducing its carbon footprint.

In a second agreement with Amazon, Fotowatio Renewable Ventures will provide renewable energy from five solar projects in Spain to power Amazon’s operations. These solar farms are expected to generate over 1.5 terawatt-hours of clean energy annually, equivalent to powering more than 400,000 European homes, with four projects scheduled for completion in 2024.

“Abdul Latif Jameel is undergoing a digital transformation that will help advance a long-term sustainable future,” said Mo Chaara, chief information and digital officer at Abdul Latif Jameel. “Digitally transforming its most essential business systems and processes on AWS will enable Abdul Latif Jameel to place the customer at the centre of its strategy, which will increase synergies, optimise costs, and drive product innovation.”

“FRV aims to drive innovation and develop solutions that can make renewable energy accessible to everyone,” said Fernando Salinas, managing director of FRV Iberia. “This strategic collaboration with Amazon will enable us to continue contributing to the decarbonisation of the electricity sector and its independence from fossil fuels to drive economic, social, and environmental advancements for future generations.”

“We are excited to collaborate with Abdul Latif Jameel, a company dedicated to continuous improvement and positive change, to drive innovation that will help build a greener future,” said Yasser Hassan, AWS managing director of commercial sector for Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey (MENAT). “By collaborating with Abdul Latif Jameel on its cloud-first strategy and advancing the use of renewable energy, we can drive significant progress toward our shared goals of reducing carbon emissions and creating a more digital and sustainable future.”

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