Saudi Aramco opens research center in Novi
NOVI, Mich. — The U.S. subsidiary of Saudi Aramco has opened a 50,000-square-foot research and development center in Novi. This is one of three centers the Saudi Arabian energy and chemicals company has recently opened in this country.
Saudi Aramco’s research center is equipped with four engine dynamometer labs and will have a vehicle integration lab with a chassis dynamometer for measuring engine performance and identifying solutions for system integration challenges. The R&D center also has a prototype engine build lab, fabrication shop and a vehicle soak room for testing vehicles under a range of conditions.
The new facility will employ 50 people conducting research in areas such as fuel combustion and emissions, technology integration and transport studies. The research center also has been tasked with developing and showcasing low-carbon-footprint transportation technologies.
Aramco recently opened R&D centers in Cambridge near MIT and in Houston. The company also has research facilities in The Netherlands, Korea, China, Saudi Arabia and other locations.