King Abdullah Project produces 48 million cans of Zamzam water

Updated 12 August 2013
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King Abdullah Project produces 48 million cans of Zamzam water

The King Abdullah bin Abdualziz Zamzam Water Project has produced more than 48 million cans of Zamzam water since its inception, meeting growing demand for the holy water.
The project, which was implemented by the Ministry of Water and Electricity and overseen by the National Water Company, is one of the biggest projects for the provision and distribution of Zamzam water.
The SR700 million project was established under the direction of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah at his own expense.
He has ordered the use of the latest global techniques and methods to obtain Zamzam water from the well.
The water is drawn through stainless steel pumps and pipes. It goes through a filtering and purifying process without affecting its purity and taste.
The plant includes four production lines with a maximum production capacity of 200,000 cans a day. It contains a central warehouse that accommodates 1.5 million cans, in addition to another warehouse being built to accommodate 200,000 cans.
Zamzam water has become more accessible through easy-to-carry containers with a capacity of 10 liters.
Some 42 points were set up for the distribution of the water automatically, in addition to another 16 points for its manual distribution to meet the demands of visitors and pilgrims at peak times and seasons.
The project also pumps Zamzam water to the Two Holy Mosques. Last Ramadan more than 1,379,258 cubic meters was pumped to the Grand Mosque and 349,799 cubic meters to the Prophet’s Mosque.
Meanwhile, preparations are under way to raise daily production capacity by 50 percent, whereas operational, maintenance, and purification, pumping, and distribution capacity have been raised by 120 percent.


Saudi Arabia’s KFUPM ranks 5th in world for patents

KFUPM ranked 55th in 2011, 13th in 2015 and seventh in 2016
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Saudi Arabia’s KFUPM ranks 5th in world for patents

  • KFUPM registered 237 patents with the US Patent Office in 2018

JEDDAH: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) ranked fifth among universities worldwide in 2018 in terms of the number of patents registered, according to IFI CLAIMS, which provides international industries with annual reports on patents.

KFUPM registered 237 patents with the US Patent Office in 2018. The university outpaced renowned universities such as the University of Texas, the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Harvard and Johns Hopkins University.

The total number of patents registered by KFUPM in the US Patent Office rose to 1,040 by the end of 2018.

KFUPM ranked 55th in 2011, 13th in 2015 and seventh in 2016. The vice rector for applied studies and research, Dr. Nasser bin Mohammed Al-Aqili, said the university’s success is not limited to registering patents.