LuLu seafood festival kicks off today

Updated 12 December 2017
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LuLu seafood festival kicks off today

LuLu Saudi Hypermarket is hosting a sea food festival across all its outlets in the Kingdom from Wednesday to Dec. 19.
Ali Al-Shaikihi, general directorate for the fisheries department of Saudi Arabia, will inaugurate the “Sea Food Fiesta” festival today at 7.00 p.m. at LuLu Hypermarket, Murabba branch in Riyadh.
“The LuLu Group has been organizing the fish festival for several years as part of its annual food festivals. This year we will be showcasing 100-plus varieties of fish, most of which are imported from various countries like Norway, Uganda, India, Netherlands, Turkey, etc.,” the group said in a press release.
Rare varieties of seafood like lobster, rainbow trout, code filefish, scallop shell, farmed turbot, hake fish fillet, live crab, live tilapia, farmed sea bream and scad fish will be on offer during the festival.
“All varieties of hamour, nagroor, naizer, red snapper, rabeeb fish, many varieties of prawns, mullan fish, parrot fish, sea bass, oyster, mullet fish, barramundi, fresh clams, coffer and many more fish variants are available at all LuLu outlets during this festival. Farmed fish from various farms in the Kingdom are also available in all nine LuLu branches,” said the management of the hypermarket.
Additionally, there will be a number of freshly prepared fish delicacies in the bakery and hot food sections, such as grilled fish, fish sarsiado, Machli Amritsari, grilled prawns, fish tikka, charcoal grilled fish, fish bun, prawn pizza, tuna puff, fish biryani, fish strips, fish cutlets, sweet and sour fish, fish masala fry and fish pollichathu.
A collection of frozen and dry fish, live fish grill, free sampling, cooking contests and auction sales are some of the other highlights of the festival, the group added.


NESR, Dhahran Techno Valley to open research center

Updated 18 September 2018
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NESR, Dhahran Techno Valley to open research center

National Energy Services Reunited Corp. (NESR), a provider of integrated energy services in the Middle East and North Africa region, through its subsidiary, National Oil Technology Company, has signed an agreement with Dhahran Techno Valley Company (DTVC), a wholly owned subsidiary of King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM). The agreement calls for the creation of a global center for the development of scientific research in DTVC.
The agreement was signed by Prof. Dr. Sahel N. Abduljauwad, acting rector of KFUPM, and chairman of the board of directors of Dhahran Techno Valley Company, and Sherif Foda, CEO and chairman of NESR, in the presence of senior management of Saudi Aramco led by Dr. Mohammed Y. Al-Qahtani, senior vice president for Upstream, Saudi Aramco and chairman of the DTVC Advisory Committee. The signing ceremony was held at the KFUPM’s headquarters in Dhahran.
Prof. Dr. Abduljauwad said: “We are very proud to have NESR join Dhahran Techno Valley and I am very pleased to see this level of investment from NESR to promote scientific research and local content in the energy sector in Saudi Arabia. I am confident that NESR will add significant value to Dhahran Techno Valley and the Saudi oil and gas industry with this investment and commitment.”
He added: “Dhahran Techno Valley brings together the largest number of national and international energy companies in one place and is now the largest of its kind in the world. Techno Valley provides the necessary infrastructure, services, and the appropriate climate to incubate the development of new technologies as part of the implementation of the Saudi Vision 2030.”
Dr. Qahtani said: “We are very pleased to see NESR as the first company from this region investing at such a scale. I also believe that NESR’s approach to create an open platform for innovative technology companies to come to the Kingdom is a unique approach and will be beneficial to the Saudi oil and gas industry. I look forward to seeing the results of their efforts and wish them the best for the future.”
Sherif Foda said: “We are very excited to partner with Techno Valley and KFUPM. We strongly believe that with this investment, we are taking an important step to develop fit-for-purpose techniques and technologies for Saudi Arabia as well as the whole region.”