Aramco Asia flying high on international drone award win
Company earns award for its promotion and use of unmanned aerial vehicles.
Aramco Asia has received global recognition for its promotion and use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), winning the 2021 Global UAV Contribution Award at the Fifth Drone World Congress and International UAV Expo held in May in Shenzhen, China.
Mohammad Al-Qahtani, head of Engineering and Technical Services (E&TS) at Aramco Asia, received the award from the Shenzhen UAV Industry Association on behalf of the company.
Aramco won for:
- Its outstanding efforts in promoting UAV and robotic technology
- Leading the deployment of 50 sets of UAVs in Saudi Arabia over the past three years
- Being actively involved in the corporate digital transformation process.
In accepting the award, Al-Qahtani noted it was meaningful as the company has integrated UAV technology to ensure safer, cost-effective, and efficient operations across its business, adding that the move has been spurred on by Aramco’s pursuit of digital transformation and the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
We have assessed, adapted, and applied UAV technology to ensure safer, cost-effective, and efficient operations for many of our key industrial facilities.
— Mohammad Al-Qahtani
The Aramco Asia delegation delivered a presentation prior to the award, presenting scenarios where drone technology had been used to support corporate operations and outlining opportunities and challenges the company was facing, and concluded with areas of interest for 2021 and beyond.
ABOUT THE FIFTH DRONE WORLD CONGRESS AND INTERNATIONAL UAV EXPO
Featuring the theme of “New Era, New Value,” the three-day event explored the latest technical achievements and strengthened international collaboration within the UAV industry. The convention is the largest UAV industrial event in China that brings together the world’s latest technological advancements. Hundreds of industrial experts, technology scholars, and company leaders from around the world participated in the event.