Saudia Cargo shipped 58 cars to KSA for Formula E

The cars, spares and the various equipment were carried from several European destinations to Riyadh.
Updated 16 December 2018
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Saudia Cargo shipped 58 cars to KSA for Formula E

Saudia Cargo has helped bring the Saudi Arabian Airlines-sponsored FIA’s Formula E Championship to Riyadh. 

Saudia, for the first time, sponsored the season’s opening race for the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, which was held, also for the first time, in the historic city of Ad Diriyah, located on the outskirts of Riyadh, from Dec. 13-15.

The cars, spares and various equipment were carried from several European destinations to King Khalid Airport in Riyadh, a total of 58 cars aboard several aircraft with a combined load exceeding 220 tons.

Ad Diriyah, the venue for the 2018 Saudia Ad Diriyah E-Prix, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the historical capital of the Kingdom.

Formula E, officially the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, is a class of auto racing that uses only electric-powered cars. Inspired by innovation, this race utilizes eco-friendly electric energy and offers the excitement of track racing. The inaugural championship started in Beijing in September 2014. It has since then toured the most iconic cities around the world, such as New York, Paris and Hong Kong. 

The three-day festival, in line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, provided a variety of entertainment activities, from the Formula-E races to live musical performances and the Allianz E-Village, an area full of innovative electric cars and gaming platforms, providing an opportunity for fans and families to discover the world of Formula E.

Earlier this year, Saudia Cargo carried the equipment of the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) event to the Kingdom for the “Crown Jewel” tournament and transported two satellites from Riyadh to Shanghai. 

Furthermore, Saudia Cargo facilitated the delivery of a valuable authentic Russian portrait by Wassily Kandinsky, which was displayed at the Future Investment Initiative in Riyadh last October.


Arabian Power Electronics factory starts operations

Updated 23 July 2019
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Arabian Power Electronics factory starts operations

The new plant of Arabian Power Electronics Company located in Dammam’s Industrial Area has started its operations following a soft-inauguration event on July 5.

The inaugural ceremony com- menced with the ribbon cut by Dr. Siddeek Ahmed, chairman and managing director, Eram Group.

Dr. Sattam Al-Omairy, director, APEC, did the ribbon cutting for the shop floor inauguration.

The meeting started with a wel- come address by Abdul Razack, group CEO, Eram Group.

Jacob Thomas, business unit head of APEC, spoke about the birth of APEC and how it grew to a market leader today in his open- ing remarks.

In his inaugural address, Dr. Sid- deek Ahmed, CMD, Eram Group, expressed his vision behind estab- lishing the first power electronic manufacturer of Saudi Arabia.

Saad Al-Shahrani, chairman, Saudi Council of Engineers, Rizwan Ahmed, director, Eram Group, Elio Maggi, executive board member, Eram Group, Mohd Al-Shallali, executive board member, Eram Group, Abdullah Al-Ajmi, corpo- rate affairs manager, APEC, also ad- dressed the event.

Madhu R. Krishnan, group direc- tor, Eram Group, offered a vote of thanks to all the well-wishers for their constant support to the com- pany during the past eight years.

Arabian Power Electronics Com- pany is a leading global power electronics manufacturer with world-wide operations and a production facility in Saudi Arabia.

APEC was established in 2011 as a flagship division of ERAM Group, one of the most diversified business conglomerates in the Middle East.

The company has gained wide ac- ceptance for the quality of products and services by serving more than 700 clients in the region and a total installed capacity over 12 MW of power backup systems.

The company has an operations and maintenance team capable of reaching clients across Saudi Arabia. The new facility will de- liver the most innovative technol- ogy, products and services as well as job opportunities to young Sau- di engineers. This will accelerate the company’s vision of becoming the pioneers of power electronics in the region.

As Vision 2030 demands the de- velopment of a more stable energy sector with localization of the tech- nology, APEC is close to achieving this through the process of trans- ferring power electronics technol- ogy to the Kingdom.

The facility is completely de- signed and constructed for the future. Its position and proximity to the upcoming King Salman En- ergy Park, which is going to be the epicenter of global Industries, will help turn the spotlight on APEC — the indigenous manufacturer.