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.


Saudi interior minister reviews Hajj safety procedures

Minister of Interior Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif patronizes the military parade. (SPA)
Updated 25 min 21 sec ago
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Saudi interior minister reviews Hajj safety procedures

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s interior minister patronized a military parade of the Hajj security forces on Monday.
Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif, who is also the Chairman of the Higher Hajj Committee, reviewed preparations to serve the pilgrims, who are continuing to arrive in the Kingdom ahead of the annual pilgrimage. Their numbers are expected to reach the millions.
The Kingdom’s security forces are sparing no efforts to maintain a safe environment for the Hajjis.
Prince Abdulaziz affirmed the preparedness of all sectors involved in securing this year's Hajj.
The minister reviewed the special mechanisms, armored vehicles and security aviation on deployment. 
During the ceremony, Gen. Saeed bin Abdullah Al-Qahtani, assistant minister of interior for operations affairs, said "the forces have begun their duties in Mecca, the holy sites, Medinah and all the outlets and roads leading to the Hajj ritual areas.
The duties of the security forces fall in line with the directives of King Salman, followed up by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and under the direct supervision of the Minister of Interior.
Gen. Al-Qahtani stressed the readiness of the forces, in coordination with Saudi ministries and other bodies, to maintain the security of pilgrims and facilitate their Hajj.