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.


Red Sea Mall wins five excellence awards

The award was received on behalf of the Red Sea Markets Company, owner of Red Sea Mall, by Mohammed Al-Asiri, marketing manager at Red Sea Mall.
Updated 23 October 2018
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Red Sea Mall wins five excellence awards

The Red Sea Mall in Jeddah won five awards in the GCC, Africa, Middle East Business Excellence Awards, during the annual ceremony held at The Address Boulevard in Dubai on Oct.3-4.

The ceremony was attended by eminent leaders from various business sectors, economic specialists and other officials. The award was received on behalf of the Red Sea Markets Company, owner of Red Sea Mall, by Mohammed Al-Asiri, marketing manager at Red Sea Mall.

Awards won by the center include The Best Shopping Center of the Year for the ITAAM project that was aimed at reducing the waste of food and utilization of the leftover, non-used food by distributing it to the needy; the productive families campaign that benefited more than 300 families since the start of the project, and the Career Fair campaign. 

The center also won The Best Marketing Campaign of the Year award, for the success of the “Win the Key to Surprises and the Red Sea Mall Cup” activation campaign.

Al-Asiri said: “We are proud to have received these valuable awards that underscore our progress and position across shopping centers in the region. The recognition we have received through these awards is a tribute to the community we are operating in. They have placed their confidence in us which clearly reflects in our business and initiatives.”