KSrelief provides clean drinking water to displaced Yemenis

A water truck delivers clean drinking water to displaced Yemenis under a KSrelief project. (SPA)
Updated 06 January 2017
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KSrelief provides clean drinking water to displaced Yemenis

The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) carried out the second phase of water and environmental sanitation projects, which aims to deliver clean drinking water to displaced Yemenis in Al-Roweik, Al-Abr, Al-Wadee’a, northeast Al-Yatma and Al-Haraj in the Hadhramout Desert.
For the third consecutive week, more than 1,000 displaced Yemeni families have benefited from the program.
More than 1 million liters of drinking water were transported to groups in areas suffering from a severe shortage.
Getting water often involves several days of searching, forcing families to rely on contaminated water, which can lead to the spread of diseases and illnesses.
The implementation of the project follows directives by King Salman to continue with humanitarian and relief projects funded by the center.
The projects are monitored inside and outside Yemen, and are being implemented in coordination with the Yemeni Higher Committee for Relief.


Saudi Aramco recognized as a leader in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Updated 22 January 2019
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Saudi Aramco recognized as a leader in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

JEDDAH: Saudi Aramco’s Uthmaniyah Gas Plant (UGP) has been recognized by the World Economic Forum (WEF) as a “Lighthouse” manufacturing facility and a leader in technology applications of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. 
Saudi Aramco is the first energy company globally to be included in this select group of manufacturing sites. The plant is also the only facility in the Middle East to be recognized by WEF. 
The announcement was made ahead of WEFs annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
The gas plant is one of the world’s largest gas processing plants and was commissioned in 1981 as part of Saudi Aramco’s Master Gas System to process associated gas from oil wells. 
The use of drones and wearable technologies to inspect pipelines and machinery has helped cut inspection time by 90% in this industrial facility.
“The recognition of the Uthmaniyah Gas Plant demonstrates Saudi Aramco’s shift to transform and adapt in the rapidly changing global energy landscape. Uthmaniyah is only one part of our large integrated energy value chain where IR 4.0 technologies are playing a critical role to enable significant capital and operational efficiencies,” said Amin H. Nasser, Chief Executive Officer of Saudi Aramco.
The seven new facilities join nine other “Manufacturing Lighthouses” which WEF unveiled in September 2018. The 16 factories were selected from an initial list of 1,000 manufacturers based on their successful implementation of cutting-edge technologies of the future that drive financial and operational impact.
The “Lighthouse” program was conducted by WEF in collaboration with McKinsey during a year-long study. A study team visited UGP in Saudi Arabia and performed a thorough audit.