Arab Parliament condemns drive against Riyadh

The resolution lauded the Kingdom’s positive role in supporting peace and stability in the region. (SPA)
Updated 12 December 2018
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Arab Parliament condemns drive against Riyadh

  • Arab Parliament expressed its full support for Saudi Arabia against all those who seek to undermine its sovereignty and reputation

JEDDAH: The Arab Parliament on Tuesday passed a resolution expressing solidarity with Saudi Arabia.
The resolution adopted during a regular session of the Parliament in Cairo rejected the malicious campaign against Riyadh.
The Parliament reaffirmed “categorical rejection of the biased campaign against Saudi Arabia, any attempt to undermine or threaten it or target the reputation and status of the Kingdom, as it is a well-established state with an honorable history, most notably as such campaign is based on false information and misguided sources.”
It expressed its full support for Saudi Arabia against all those who seek to undermine its sovereignty and reputation. The resolution lauded the Kingdom’s positive role in supporting peace and stability in the region.
On Monday, the Parliament’s Committee of Foreign, Political and National Security Affairs discussed its second report regarding the political situation in the Arab world.


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.