Saudi Arabia’s transport minister inaugurates new terminal at Riyadh’s King Khalid Airport

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The terminal was constructed by Riyadh Airports, covering 3,000 m², with a capacity to welcome 100 passengers every hour. (SPA)
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Minister Nabil Al-Amoudi launched the new terminal, in the presence of Prince Abdel Aziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, Chairman of the General Authority of Sport, and Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) chairman Abdul Hakim Al-Tamimi. (SPA)
Updated 11 December 2018
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Saudi Arabia’s transport minister inaugurates new terminal at Riyadh’s King Khalid Airport

  • The terminal was constructed by Riyadh Airports, covering 3,000 m², with a capacity to welcome 100 passengers every hour

JEDDAH: Saudi transport minister inaugurated on Monday a new private aviation terminal at the King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh.
Minister Nabil Al-Amoudi launched the new terminal, in the presence of Prince Abdel Aziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, Chairman of the General Authority of Sport, and Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) chairman Abdul Hakim Al-Tamimi.
Riyadh Airports Co. CEO, Mansour Al-Mansour, also took part in the ceremony and gave a speech during which he stressed on the importance of the project, which coincides with the opening of the Formula E Championship Ad Diriyah E-Prix this weekend, for the first time in the Middle East.
He added that this project is part of a privatization program to develop the airport’s capabilities, in order to provide the best services to beneficiaries, under the supervision of Riyadh Airports Company, which will be completed in only 8 weeks.
The terminal was constructed by Riyadh Airports, covering 3,000 m², with a capacity to welcome 100 passengers every hour.


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.