Hail’s deputy governor visits House of Hail at Janadriyah Festival

Hail’s Deputy Gov. Prince Faisal bin Fahd bin Muqrin visits the Janadriyah Festival in Riyadh. (SPA)
Updated 04 January 2019
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Hail’s deputy governor visits House of Hail at Janadriyah Festival

  • Among the pavilions Prince Faisal inspected were those of the University of Hail

JEDDAH: Hail’s Deputy Gov. Prince Faisal bin Fahd bin Muqrin on Friday visited the House of Hail at the 33rd Janadriyah Festival and inspected its pavilions that capture the region’s history and heritage.

Prince Faisal was received by Dr. Youssef Al-Thuwaini, director general of education in Hail; Abdullah Al-Odaim, vice chairman of the Council of Saudi Chambers and chairman of the Hail Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Youssef Al-Shagdali, general supervisor of the House of Hail; and Al-Shagdali’s assistant Nayef Al-Shalhoub. 

Among the pavilions Prince Faisal inspected were those of the University of Hail, the region’s secretariat, and families who offer traditional food to visitors of the House of Hail.

He also visited the fine arts pavilion, an exhibition on important works by artists, craftsmen and jewelers from Hail, and pavilions that simulate the region’s historical houses, including Al-Liwan, Dar Al-Shayeb, Dar Al-Muskhan, Dar Al-Arous and Al-Mawqid.

He saw a detailed presentation about the heritage of Jubbah and Al-Shuwaimis, where there are historical monuments dating back to the Neolithic period, the Middle Ages, the Thamudian era and the Islamic era. 

All those monuments are registered with the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Prince Faisal thanked King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the success of the 33rd Janadriyah Festival, saying it reflects the leadership’s keenness to introduce visitors to Saudi heritage and culture. 

Prince Faisal also thanked Hail Gov. Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saad bin Abdul Aziz for his care for the region’s heritage and the House of Hail pavilions.


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.