FaceOf: Prince Abdullah bin Bandar, deputy governor of Makkah region

Prince Abdullah bin Bandar speaks at a workshop for development of Historic Jeddah launched in Makkah (SPA)
Updated 23 May 2018
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FaceOf: Prince Abdullah bin Bandar, deputy governor of Makkah region

  • Prince Abdullah was previously a deputy head of department of the King Salman Youth Center

Prince Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdul Aziz has been deputy governor of Makkah region since April 2017. He was previously a deputy head of department of the King Salman Youth Center.

King Salman Youth Center is a non-profit organization established to build youths into professional leaders and successful entrepreneurs.

Prince Abdullah obtained his degree from King Saud University in Riyadh. 

On Monday, Prince Abdullah sponsored the 15th graduation ceremony of the King Abdullah Air Defense College on behalf of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

It was attended by Air Defense Forces Commander Lt. Gen. Mazyad bin Sulaiman Al-Amro. Maj. Gen. Abdullah bin Mohammed Mishary, commander of the college, welcomed Prince Abdullah and the other attendees.

In February, he launched a workshop for the development of the historic area of Jeddah. It took place in cooperation with 21 bodies, including the province’s development agency; Jeddah Municipality and the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage.

During the first Makkah Region Economic Forum, the largest economic forum in the Middle East, last month at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Jeddah, Prince Abdullah held a series of meetings, directed the formation of subcommittees, and stressed the importance of highlighting the lucrative and unique investment opportunities in the region’s governorates. 

On Monday, Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal and Prince Abdullah patronized the signing of agreements between the Education Ministry and the Ministry of Labor and Social Development within an initiative led by the Integration Development Center which helps enable productive Saudi families to benefit from school canteens.


Saudi Aramco recognized as a leader in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Updated 22 January 2019
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Saudi Aramco recognized as a leader in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

JEDDAH: Saudi Aramco’s Uthmaniyah Gas Plant (UGP) has been recognized by the World Economic Forum (WEF) as a “Lighthouse” manufacturing facility and a leader in technology applications of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. 
Saudi Aramco is the first energy company globally to be included in this select group of manufacturing sites. The plant is also the only facility in the Middle East to be recognized by WEF. 
The announcement was made ahead of WEFs annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
The gas plant is one of the world’s largest gas processing plants and was commissioned in 1981 as part of Saudi Aramco’s Master Gas System to process associated gas from oil wells. 
The use of drones and wearable technologies to inspect pipelines and machinery has helped cut inspection time by 90% in this industrial facility.
“The recognition of the Uthmaniyah Gas Plant demonstrates Saudi Aramco’s shift to transform and adapt in the rapidly changing global energy landscape. Uthmaniyah is only one part of our large integrated energy value chain where IR 4.0 technologies are playing a critical role to enable significant capital and operational efficiencies,” said Amin H. Nasser, Chief Executive Officer of Saudi Aramco.
The seven new facilities join nine other “Manufacturing Lighthouses” which WEF unveiled in September 2018. The 16 factories were selected from an initial list of 1,000 manufacturers based on their successful implementation of cutting-edge technologies of the future that drive financial and operational impact.
The “Lighthouse” program was conducted by WEF in collaboration with McKinsey during a year-long study. A study team visited UGP in Saudi Arabia and performed a thorough audit.