Grundfos event ensures availability of clean drinking water in the region

Experts speak at the forum in Riyadh.
Updated 19 January 2018
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Grundfos event ensures availability of clean drinking water in the region

Grundfos, the award-winning world leader in advanced pump solutions, recently organized a forum on bromate in Riyadh’s Movenpick Hotel.
The event was held under the title “Water Desalination — Bromate Even.”
A large number of experts, government officials and members of multinational corporations attended the event to discuss issues related to water desalination and promoting health and safety regulations for drinking water in the region.
Henning Sandager, managing director, Grundfos, Middle East and Turkey, said: “The significance of this event emanates from the importance of water desalination and providing healthy and clean drinking water to people in this region. The topics discussed during the forum do not only address critical challenges facing the region, they also conform with Saudi Vision 2030.
“Removing harmful chemicals from desalinated drinking water is a pressing issue for countries which do not have sufficient natural water resources. Grundfos is well positioned to spearhead the endeavors of the region’s governments in achieving their ultimate goal of ensuring sustainable drinking water for their growing populations.”
The proceedings of the forum witnessed the participation of two main speakers: Corrado Sommariva, managing director of ILF Consulting Engineers, who has vast experience in thermal, reverse osmosis and wastewater systems; and Carlos Demmerle, member of the Council of Technical Sales, and Industrial Product Management Working Group within the German Association of Engineers. The speakers shed light on the main challenges related to bromate and drinking water.
A special seminar was held to discuss the most challenging issues on the subject. A panel discussion was also organized to highlight topics related to bromate, including the implementation of given suggestions under Saudi Vision 2030.


Dhaka-bound passengers from Jeddah reach home

Updated 24 May 2018
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Dhaka-bound passengers from Jeddah reach home

  • All 141 passengers and 10 crew members onboard were evacuated safely, and were cared for by the airline’s ground operations team and airport personnel.
Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia), the national flag carrier of the Kingdom, greeted passengers returning to Dhaka following a brief stay in Jeddah due to an irregular occurrence on one of its aircraft.
Flight SV3818 operating from Madinah to Dhaka on Monday diverted to Jeddah for an emergency landing due to nose gear malfunction, which became apparent mid-flight. The aircraft was an Airbus A330-200, wet-leased to Saudia.
All 141 passengers and 10 crew members onboard were evacuated safely, and were cared for by the airline’s ground operations team and airport personnel.
Upon concluding all safety and health checks, the passengers were cleared to fly the next day. The Saudia ground operations team conducted all formalities and clearances in order for the guests to fly to Dhaka at 7:30 p.m. Jeddah local time on Tuesday.
Greeting the guests at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah prior to departure was Director General of Saudi Arabian Airlines, Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser, along with representatives from the airline, civil aviation authority and crew.
“Saudia thanks the onboard crew, General Authority of Civil Aviation, and King Abdul Aziz International Airport control for providing their cohesive, full support and cooperation during the event,” the airline said in a statement.
The flight arrived in Dhaka at 4:48 a.m. Dhaka time on Wednesday where they were met by the Saudia country manager and the station staff.
Currently in its 73rd year of operations, Saudia is a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO).
The airline currently flies to 90 destinations across four continents with a fleet of 147 narrow and widebody aircraft.
At the 2017 Skytrax Awards held at the Paris Air Show, Saudia was awarded the “World’s Most Improved Airline” of the year.