Samsung Engineering holds blood donation drive in Jubail

Samsung Engineering's blood donation drive was held in cooperation with Jubail General Hospital.
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Updated 09 February 2020

Samsung Engineering holds blood donation drive in Jubail

Samsung Engineering Saudi Arabia held a blood donation campaign in the Kingdom’s Eastern Province on Jan. 30. The blood drive was held in cooperation with Jubail General Hospital.

Samsung Engineering Saudi Arabia, an engineering, procurement and construction company in the Kingdom, aims to contribute to the local community in Jubail by encouraging its employees to proactively take part in the company’s various social and voluntary programs.

Dong Chan Kim, managing director of Samsung Engineering Saudi Arabia, showed his dedication to the cause by being the first one to voluntarily donate blood.

“Samsung Engineering Saudi Arabia makes use of its available resources to improve their local community conditions as it is consistently committed to building a healthier life for the Jubail community,” the company said in a statement.

The blood donation campaigns take place twice a year, and these events as well as other community programs organized by the company witness a huge participation of its employees.

Samsung Engineering, a major company of Samsung Group, is one of the world’s leading companies in the engineering industry. The company undertakes plants on an EPCC basis (engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning) in the field of refineries, petrochemicals, fertilizers and industrial plants worldwide.


Hyundai launches new i30 N in South Africa

Updated 19 February 2020

Hyundai launches new i30 N in South Africa

Hyundai Motors has increased its presence in South Africa by launching its first mass-produced high-performance car — i30 N — last week in Cape Town. 

The first model of the N brand, the i30 N is Hyundai’s first high-performance car, which has been developed with a key focus on its race-track capability and its ability to be a fun-to-drive everyday sports car. 

“Advanced technology and a high level of driver customization has been built into the i30 N, which means it can play the role of a comfort-oriented commuter as well as a race-track ready performance car,” the automaker said.

The i30 N has a 1,998 cc, four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, with its maximum power output of 202 kW reached at 6,000 r/minute, while maximum torque is achieved from 1,500 to 4 700 r/minute. 

The power is delivered to the front wheels of the i30 N through a six-speed manual gearbox and has five different drive modes: Eco, Normal, Sport, N and N Custom, which can be accessed through two dedicated buttons on the car’s steering wheel. 

The i30 N has a rev matching function built-in to adjust the engine revolutions when the driver shifts from a higher to a lower gear, thereby ensuring smooth gear shifting. The dual muffler exhaust sounds add to the pleasure of commanding a high-performance vehicle.

Speaking at the launch, Niall Lynch, CEO of Hyundai Automotive South, said: “The i30 N is one of the most exciting cars Hyundai has made in the recent years highlighting Hyundai’s talented designers and engineers who are always setting new standards.

“It is a high-performance car meant to deliver a fun driving experience and I have no doubt there’s a bright future in store for the Hyundai i30 N in South Africa. It has already been described as a ‘game changer’ with more than 20,000 units sold across Europe since we started trading in 2017.”

The i30 N has stylish 19-inch wheels with 235/35R19 Pirelli P-Zero high-performance tires and red brake callipers featuring the N-logo. Aggressive bumpers with larger air intakes and a red character line, an aerodynamic rear spoiler with a triangular brake light, and a dual muffler exhaust complete the sleek, sporty look.

The i30 N also features the electronically controlled suspension (ECS) and electronically controlled limited-slip differential, which ensures an exhilarating drive with cornering capabilities that befits the i30 N’s hot-hatch character.

Customers can choose from five color options — Polar White, Performance Blue, Micron Grey, Phantom Black and Engine Red.

Hyundai plans to launch the i30 N model in the Middle East toward the end of 2020.