Belgium to set up training center in Riyadh for maintenance of power sets

ABC enters into the picture in Riyadh by offering concrete, reliable and efficient power generation solutions. (AFP)
Updated 28 January 2018
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Belgium to set up training center in Riyadh for maintenance of power sets

RIYADH: Belgium will set up a training center for its country’s energy-saving machines used in the Kingdom.
The announcement was made on Thursday at a presentation held at the residence of the Belgian ambassador in the Kingdom, Geert Criel.
The presentation about the energy-saving machines was made by the area sales manager of Anglo Belgian Corporation (ABC) based in Belgium, Captain Vincent Pirot.
Speaking to Arab News following his presentation on the Glenset power sets, Pirot said that his company chose Riyadh for the training center since it’s a hub in the Middle East and people could come for training from the GCC countries and also from neighboring countries such as Egypt.
He explained that training will be set up on public demand since most of the customers who use Glenset power sets need to be trained in the maintenance of the engines. He also pointed out that 80 percent of the maintenance could be handled by trained people. He also said the engines have proven their efficiency in power saving, and are also low cost.
Anglo Belgian Corporation, with headquarters in Gent, Belgium, has almost a century of engine-building expertise.
The company was founded in 1912 by a group of Belgian entrepreneurs soon after building the first licensed Rudolf Diesel engine. ABC manufactures diesel engines available with various power outputs. These engines, in combination with an alternator, positions ABC to offer powerful power generation solutions.
Speaking to Arab News, Ambassador Criel said power efficiency is one of the central themes of Saudi Vision 2030. He pointed out that 38 percent of the Saudi production of oil and gas is locally consumed, mainly in the transport sector and electricity production. Therefore, he added that the Saudi Energy Efficiency Center plans to save 1.5 million barrels per day, which is 15 percent of the total oil production.
He pointed out that ABC enters into the picture by offering concrete, reliable and efficient power generation solutions.


Two Holy Mosques program receives international award

The Two Holy Mosques program has received the Sharjah International Cultural Heritage award for its achievements. (SPA)
Updated 11 min 34 sec ago
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Two Holy Mosques program receives international award

  • The state adopted the program presented by the SCTH four years ago
  • King Salman’s initiative to care for cultural heritage is one of the outputs presented by the SCTH

RIYADH: The Two Holy Mosques program to care for the Kingdom’s cultural heritage has received the Sharjah International Cultural Heritage award for its achievements.
It was described as an unprecedented national program sponsoring projects and efforts related to all aspects of national heritage.
King Salman’s initiative to care for cultural heritage is one of the outputs presented by the SCTH, sponsored and financed by the country, and it is being carried out as part of the important initiatives of Saudi Vision 2030 with more than SR5 billion ($1.3 billion) allocated in the current phase. The initiative includes 10 courses, each under implementation consisting of a number of main projects that amount to more than 330 in total.
The state adopted the program presented by the SCTH four years ago and financed within the National Transformation Program with more than SR4 billion ($1 billion).
The program includes the establishment of 18 museums in the Kingdom, 80 heritage sites and opening them to visitors, the restoration of 18 villages and traditional towns to visitors.