Week 24 in Review: From mobility to fast cars, better training and protecting the environment
Based on three main aspects of business — emergency response, operational excellence, and customer care — the new Aramco Mobility Center.
Here are some of the top stories on Aramco LIFE over the past week.
Aramco Mobility Center, a digital hub to keep Aramco moving
With dozens of aircraft, more than 10,000 vehicles, hundreds of buses, and hundreds of ships, Aramco has inaugurated an intelligent center that integrates all mobility services under one roof.
Based on three main aspects of business — emergency response, operational excellence, and customer care — the new Aramco Mobility Center in Dhahran is designed with the latest digital platforms to maximize efficiency and to optimize the use of transportation assets.
Senior management on Monday toured the facility as part of their Executive Management Safety Review, held this month in Dhahran.
“This digital hub gives us the agility to transform the way we manage and control our readiness and response to emergency events,” said Fahad M. Al Abdul Kareem, executive director for Industrial Services. “By joining all mobility services under one roof — ships, aircraft, buses and trucks — and integrating the latest technologies from the Fourth Industrial Revolution, we can identify what resources we have and direct them to the places where they are needed, and monitor them in real time.”
The center will be open to visitors soon.
A team from Robert Mary’s School in England captured top honors at this year’s Aramco F1 in Schools World Finals held June 4-8 in London. Team members not only collected the event’s prized trophy, but also University College London Mechanical Engineer scholarships.
Aramco president and CEO Amin Nasser said. “The skills you have learned in this competition are ones that will last a lifetime. Not just in engineering or in project management, but in how to share your ideas."
Making it all the way to the world finals is a great achievement.
— Amin Nasser
More than 26,000 schools across 51 countries worldwide participated, with 43 teams making it to the World Finals with model F1 cars designed, tested, and manufactured using project management tools, engineering and enterprise portfolios, as well as sponsorship and marketing campaigns to race.
Aramco’s Northern Area Oil Operations (NAOO) organization received a safety boost last month when the Safaniyah Onshore Producing Department (SONPD) opened the Safaniyah Academy for Elimination of Risks (SAFER).
Inside the academy — remodeled from the former Safaniyah Industrial Training Center building — is a line-up of actual systems, equipment, and hardware.
The range includes fire alarm systems, emergency sirens, fire hoses, gas testing devices, relief valves, sampling operations, fire water pumps, lock-out/tag-out devices, a battery room and uninterruptible power supply, personal protective equipment, arc flash equipment, plant excavations, and hydrocarbon equipment and hardware such as pumps, pipes, vessels, and compressors.
To analyze SAFER’s efficacy, the program was tested on more than 600 SONPD employees, with safety coordinators analyzing safety statistics before and after the simulated training.
The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) supported an initiative led by Ithra volunteers, highlighting the importance of World Environment Day on June 5, and spreading environmental awareness among members of the community.
Seventy volunteers between the ages of 10- to 20-years-old participated in the event along with Ithra employees, who accumulated a total of 140 volunteering hours.