Aramco installation in Abqaiq added to prestigious WEF Global Lighthouse Network


DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia, September 28, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The World Economic Forum recognized Aramco’s third facility, Abqaiq, for its pioneering adoption and integration of advanced technologies from the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). The Abqaiq Oil Processing Plant, the world’s largest oil processing plant, joins Aramco’s Uthmaniyah Gas Plant and Khurais Oil Complex in the Forum’s prestigious global lighthouse network. Global Lighthouse status is awarded to projects that demonstrate leadership in 4IR technologies to transform factories, value chains and business models.

Abqaiq is one of 21 new facilities added to the grid, bringing the total to 90 worldwide, and Aramco is the only international energy company to be recognized.

Aramco Vice-president digital transformation, Nabil Al-Nuaim, noted: “We are delighted to be recognized once again for our adoption and deployment of advanced technologies. The fact that three of our key facilities have been added to the Global Lighthouse network in less than three years is a testament to the importance we place on our Transformation Agenda – and the rapid pace at which it is advancing. As a pioneer in the large-scale use of 4IR solutions, such as artificial intelligence, industrial Internet of things (IioT), automation and robotics, we are setting new benchmarks for the global industry. In doing so, we achieve significant improvements in terms of costs, efficiency, product quality, energy consumption and environmental performance. “

Abqaiq is the cornerstone of Aramco’s operations and produces light Arab crude oil, extra light Arab crude oil, gas condensates and natural gas liquids (NGLs). The facility provides approximately 5% of the world’s oil supplies.

About Aramco

Aramco is an integrated global energy and chemicals company. We are driven by the fundamental belief that energy is an opportunity. From producing roughly one in eight barrels of the world’s oil supply to developing new energy technologies, our global team is dedicated to making an impact in everything we do. We strive to make our resources more reliable, more sustainable and more useful. This helps promote long-term stability and growth around the world. www.aramco.com .

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