Saudi ambassador opens KSA-funded hospital ICU in Beirut

Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Walid bin Abdullah Bukhari opens a new Saudi-funded hospital intensive care unit in Beirut. (SPA)
Updated 11 January 2019
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Saudi ambassador opens KSA-funded hospital ICU in Beirut

  • The newly named Riyadh Intensive Care Unit was expanded, renovated and equipped with the aid of money donated by Saudi Arabia

The Kingdom’s ambassador to Lebanon, Walid bin Abdullah Bukhari, performed the official opening of a new Saudi-funded hospital intensive care unit in Beirut.

The specialist medical center at Al-Makassed General Hospital, will house state-of-the-art equipment which will provide patients with the very latest advances in health care technology.

The newly named Riyadh Intensive Care Unit was expanded, renovated and equipped with the aid of money donated by Saudi Arabia.

During his inauguration address, Bukhari highlighted the Kingdom’s work in countries around the world funding aid and relief programs.

Dr. Faisal Senno, president of the council of Al-Makassed Philanthropic Islamic Association of Beirut, expressed his sincere thanks and gratitude to Saudi Arabia.

Those attending the inauguration were given a tour of the new intensive care center


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.