SEC, GE Power partner to promote research in power sector

The two agreements are part of SEC’s ongoing collaboration with GE to promote R&D in the power generation sector.
Updated 09 November 2017
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SEC, GE Power partner to promote research in power sector

The Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) and GE Power have signed two technical agreements to promote scientific research and development (R&D) for the power sector in the Kingdom. The collaborations will identify innovative solutions to develop and install new systems that will boost gas turbine efficiency and productivity. The research will also focus on reducing the amount of ash that results from fuel combustion.
Khalid Al-Rashed, executive vice president of engineering and projects, SEC, said: “The first agreement aims to promote research that will help reduce the cost of power generation and power plant maintenance. The second will focus on installing a new system of fuel additives in gas turbines to reduce the water-washing cycle and increase capacity by reducing the amount of ash that results from fuel consumption during the power generation process. The agreements highlight our commitment to leverage advanced technologies to reduce costs and dependence on oil resources, and to meet environmental standards.”
The two agreements are part of SEC’s ongoing collaboration with GE to promote R&D in the power generation sector. “It underlines the commitment of both companies to drive a culture of localized innovation and to identify cutting-edge solutions that will help boost the efficiency of the Kingdom’s power infrastructure,” a press statement said.
“We have a long-term relationship with SEC, and we are committed to further strengthening it through these technical collaboration agreements,” said Hisham Al-Bahkali, president and CEO, GE Saudi Arabia & Bahrain. “The focus on localized R&D to enhance the efficiency and productivity of the power sector supports the goals of Saudi Vision 2030.”
“The new agreements underline our commitment to co-create localized solutions that will support the Kingdom’s power infrastructure,” added Eissa Aqeeli, president & CEO of GE’s Power Services business in Saudi Arabia. “We are confident the collaborations will lead to innovative solutions that will benefit SEC and the Kingdom — not only through greater optimization in resource use but also by nurturing the skills of Saudi professionals in energy-sector research.”
GE and SEC have long supported the development of Saudi Arabia’s power generation sector by bringing industry-leading innovations to the country. In 2016, GE and SEC inaugurated the Saudi PowerGen Efficiency Center (SPEC) for gas and steam turbines, which is operated by SEC across its power plants.


Taajeer Group displays latest MG models in Taif

Updated 23 September 2018
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Taajeer Group displays latest MG models in Taif

Taajeer Group, the exclusive dealer for MG cars in Saudi Arabia, is showcasing the company’s latest models to visitors at an event at the Taif International Mall. The three-month show, which runs from September until November, is one of the most important events in Taif.

Taajeer Group is displaying all MG models available in the Saudi market, giving an opportunity to the public to familiarize themselves with the latest technologies and features offered by the auto brand.

Throughout the show days, Taajeer will display the entire lineup of MG’s sedans and SUV models, including MG 360, the economic and medium-sized sedan, and MG GS, the SUV car designed for on/off road performance, as well as the newly launched sports model, and the MG RX5, in addition to the sports car model MG ZS. 

MG pavilion is strategically located at the Taif International Mall, and is enjoying a daily turnout of hundreds of visitors.

The pavilion is manned by the company’s professional marketers who are on hand to educate visitors on Taajeer Group’s sale offers and after-sales services. The company has also launched a contest, the winner of which will take home a car as the grand prize.

Hazm Jamjoom, COO of Taajeer Group, said: “It is a joy to be in the city of Taif, close to our customers and fans while they shop with their families in the most important commercial centers in the city. The event gives them an opportunity to acquaint themselves with the advanced MG cars, fully fitted with the latest technologies in the automotive industry. 

Our participation in this event comes within the general framework of our strategy associated with marketing campaigns in different cities and regions around Saudi Arabia to promote this distinctive car brand.”