King Salman Energy Park Sparks New Era of Growth for Saudi Arabia’s Energy Sector

King Salman Energy Park Sparks New Era of Growth for Saudi Arabia’s Energy Sector

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

HRH Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz today broke ground on the King Salman Energy Park (SPARK), located in the Kingdom’s Eastern Province. SPARK is a 50-square-kilometer energy city megaproject which will position Saudi Arabia as a global energy, industrial and technology hub. The first phase of the development will be completed by 2021.

Aramco Honored for Recovery Efforts in Galveston Bay

Aramco Honored for Recovery Efforts in Galveston Bay

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The Galveston Bay Foundation recently honored the volunteer efforts of Aramco Services Company (ASC) with its “Guardian of the Bay” award. This award recognizes ASC’s “leadership, work, and commitment for the betterment of Galveston Bay.”

Rehmat Ul Alameen Welfare Organization 2018

Rehmat Ul Alameen Welfare Organization 2018

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

Rehmat Ul Alameen Welfare Organization (RAWO) was established in April 2013 in a small house in Korangi, under the supervision of Col (R) Javed Majid, assisted by Qari Saifullah. The aim of RAWO is to uplift the poor people economically: raise education standards, support financially, increase their earning capacity and provide platform to excel further.

SAEEA Monthly Progress Meeting - November 2018

SAEEA Monthly Progress Meeting - November 2018

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

The monthly progress meeting of Saudi Aramco Ex-Employees Association (SAEEA) was held on December 08, 2018 at Kamal Farooqi’s office.

King Salman Energy Park: Saudi Aramco Builds a Sustainable Global Energy Hub from the Ground Up

King Salman Energy Park: Saudi Aramco Builds a Sustainable Global Energy Hub from the Ground Up

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

As a business strategy, localization can be right on the money, delivering reliability plus cost and time efficiencies to the bottom line. But the real power of local content development lies in its ability to add value beyond corporate borders, with a competitive boost to local and regional economies. Spurring a ripple effect of job creation, workforce development, technology transfer and local manufacturing, it can even be transformative.

Like Mother, Like Daughter

Like Mother, Like Daughter

BY Aramco ExPats / /

In February of last year, AramcoExPats featured one of the most enthusiastic annuitants we’ve had the honor of writing about in our 16 years of publishing, Greek-born Iro Smith. Iro’s great Arabian adventure began in 1982 when she and her husband Ron, a civil engineer...

R.I.P. to a Great American Hero

R.I.P. to a Great American Hero

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Aramcons the world over were greatly saddened this past week by the news of the passing of the 41st President of the United States, George H. W. Bush, at the age of 94. Those of us who were living and working in Saudi Arabia at the time remember with deep appreciation the dramatic and decisive steps President Bush took in 1990–91 during the First Gulf War as leader of the coalition that drove the forces of Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait and ended a dire existential threat to the Kingdom itself.

As Temperatures Fall, Activities Spring to Life in the Kingdom

As Temperatures Fall, Activities Spring to Life in the Kingdom

BY The Arabian Sun / /

The sun has long been considered the engine of life — the element that nourishes and gives energy. Some studies even show that the weather has a significant effect on our mood, our outlook, and our degree of happiness or sadness.

SAEA Celebrates Festival of Colors

SAEA Celebrates Festival of Colors

BY The Arabian Sun / /

Thousands of visitors recently flocked to the King’s Park area for the 2018 Festival of Colors, the Saudi Aramco Employees Association’s annual fall festival.

Martin MacIntyre: A Story with Teeth

Martin MacIntyre: A Story with Teeth

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Through the years, Aramco has valued and supported the people in its service less like employees and more like cherished members of an extended family. Witness the extraordinary health care services they long have offered ExPats and their families, delivered by world-class...

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - November 28, 2018

AramcoWorld Reading Selections - November 28, 2018

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Ever since camels gradually fell into the service of people in the arid lands of Arabia, Africa and Asia about 4,000 years ago, they have evoked wonderment. Their domestication, late compared with other species, had a profound influence on the societies of these vast territories through the exchange of ideas and the interaction of languages as well as culture both intangible and material.

Saudi Aramco Downstream Strategy to Combine Organic Growth with Strategic Acquisitions, Saudi Aramco CEO Amin Nasser says at GPCA Forum 2018

Saudi Aramco Downstream Strategy to Combine Organic Growth with Strategic Acquisitions, Saudi Aramco CEO Amin Nasser says at GPCA Forum 2018

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco President and CEO Amin H. Nasser today told delegates attending the 13th annual Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) Forum that a key Saudi Aramco objective is to bring its downstream business to the same prominence as its upstream, as the company undergoes substantial expansions in refining, marketing and lubes.

Higher Learning

Higher Learning

BY Tim Barger / /

We’ve all gone to school for endless years but it’s rare to remember a certain day when you actually learned two things. In 1952, I went to Dhahran Kindergarten in the portable that later became the infamous Teen Canteen. In First grade, I went to the portable close by that eventually became the Hobby Shop. What a great place. Anyone could come in and use all this marvelous equipment: drill presses, table saws, grinders, belt sanders and the like.

Saudi Aramco Signs Deals Worth $27.5 Billion with Suppliers

Saudi Aramco Signs Deals Worth $27.5 Billion with Suppliers

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco hosted its 4th IKTVA Forum & Exhibition this week at the Dhahran Expo Center in Dammam, attracting more than 1,000 local and international energy-sector service and equipment suppliers, manufacturers and small and medium enterprises to explore available investment opportunities with Saudi Aramco in the upstream, chemicals, utilities, non-metallic, IT and cybersecurity, and other areas.

Supply Chain Success Stories: Five IKTVA Partners Showcase Saudi Aramco’s Win-win Local Content Strategy

Supply Chain Success Stories: Five IKTVA Partners Showcase Saudi Aramco’s Win-win Local Content Strategy

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco’s In-Kingdom Total Value Add (IKTVA) program is designed to locally source the company’s massive supply chain by incentivizing investment by international and local equipment and service providers, and small and medium enterprises (SMEs). More than 400 companies supplying 24 commodities are currently IKTVA partners, working with the energy and chemicals giant to drive domestic value creation for mutual benefit.