Saudi king, crown prince congratulate Bahrain on National Day

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman with Bahrain Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa in Ad Diriyah on Saturday. (SPA)
Updated 16 December 2018
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Saudi king, crown prince congratulate Bahrain on National Day

  • King Salman praised the brotherly ties between the two countries.

JEDDAH: King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Saturday sent cables of congratulations to Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa on the occasion of his country’s National Day.

The king and crown prince wished his health and happiness and further progress for his government and the people of Bahrain.

King Salman praised the brotherly ties between the two countries.

On Friday, Bahraini Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa arrived in Riyadh on the invitation of the Saudi crown prince to attend the Ad Diriyah E Prix event.

During his recent visit to Bahrain, the Saudi crown prince and Bahrain’s King Hamad inaugurated a new pipeline to connect Saudi Aramco’s Abqaiq oil facility in eastern Saudi Arabia and Bapco’s refinery in Bahrain.  


Saudi Aramco recognized as a leader in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

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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.