Aramcon recognized by the 'Hydrogen Economist'
Aramco engineer Shaima Almajed named one of the top 50 “Women in Hydrogen; Technology and Innovation.
On International Women’s Day (March 8), Aramco energy transition engineer Shaima Almajed was recognized by the Hydrogen Economist magazine as one of the 2023 top 50 “Women in Hydrogen; Technology and Innovation” for her contribution to developing H2 production and combustion technologies.
Almajed is striving to build and grow Aramco’s internal capacity to meet corporate energy transition and decarbonization goals. She is passionate about guiding the corporate energy transition program toward promising hydrogen fuel initiatives, while maintaining business continuity.
The oil and gas sector is transforming, the global demand for green energy has risen, and this evolution requires the youth skills today to be advanced tomorrow for clean and secure energy future.” Being one of the top 50 women in hydrogen means my role to tap into hydrogen clean energy has been established and now the time to make a change!
— Shaima Almajed
Focus on decarbonization, digitalization, and hydrogen
Since joining Aramco in 2018, Almajed has focused on decarbonization, hydrogen, and digitalization. She has led a number of high-level initiatives, such as the development of a Boiler Health and Carbon foot print monitor, exploring new technologies for hydrogen production and combustion, and evaluating Technology providers in the hydrogen industry. She also filed her first patent in the field of boiler’s health condition diagnosis and monitoring utilizing advanced digitalization solutions.
Almajed also worked with Aramco’s Process and Control Systems Department, identifying new optimization opportunities. Later, an assignment as an operation engineer in the Ras Tanura Refinery enabled her to focus on improving the performance of equipment such as fired boilers, cogenerations, and kettle-type reboilers. She has developed new procedures and solutions such as a coding-optimizer to identify the optimum operating mode of some critical equipment.
Because Almajed is passionate about her work — and feels closely aligned to Aramco’s values and objectives — her personal growth and development have come naturally.
Born and raised in Saudi Arabia, she holds a bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She has also obtained multiple certifications in data analytics.
Almajed is also proud of and passionate about Aramco’s gender diversity policies. As hydrogen gains a foothold in the energy transition, she believes it is important for women to play a leading role. Every new frontier represents a unique opportunity for under-represented and under-recognized voices, she says.