Week in Review

Week 25 in Review: Excellence recognized, a new Mechanical Shops hub, building up local businesses, and more.

Annual awards recognizes top performance in Safety, Environmental Protection, Maintenance and Reliability, Operational Excellence, Employee Engagement, and Affiliate Excellence.

Week 25 in Review: Excellence recognized, a new Mechanical Shops hub, building up local businesses, and more.

The annual President’s Excellence Awards topped a busy week in June at Aramco, with dozens of organizations being recognized for outstanding work across several critical categories.


Here are some of the most important news items from the past week.


Aramco Presidents Awards: Excellence recognized in testing times


Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, the company did not waver on its strategy to strengthen its position as a global energy and technology leader. During the 2021 President’s Excellence Awards held this week, these achievements over the past 12 months were on full display.


This year the awards categories have been expanded to include Safety, Environment, Maintenance and Reliability, Operational Excellence (OE), Employee Engagement, and Affiliate Excellence. By focusing on a spirit of innovation and measurable improvements in efficiency, winning organizations are helping the company to develop best practices, and to achieve its long-term goals for growth and value creation, goals that help the Kingdom to achieve, in turn, its own ambitious economic and social objectives of Saudi Vision 2030.


“The eyes of the world are on us like never before,” said Aramco president and CEO Amin Nasser. “So, let’s show the world what we are made of and what we can achieve together.”


For a list of this year’s winners, click here.


New Mechanical Shops hub opens for business in Ju’aymah


For more than 80 years, Aramco’s talented maintenance professionals have shown their prowess in repairing equipment to keep company facilities producing oil and gas.


With the inauguration of a new Mechanical Services Shops Department (MSSD) facility in Ju’aymah, Aramco now has the Fourth Industrial Revolution tools to move beyond repair toward the localization of design and manufacture of precision equipment and spare parts that will keep company facilities operating safely, reliably, and efficiently.


“This inauguration marks a major milestone in utilizing cutting-edge technology that takes Aramco equipment repair to a higher level,” said Fahad M. Al-AbdulKareem, executive director of Industrial Services.


A taste of the Kingdom’s rich gifts


In Dhahran’s al-Mujamma’ center and community centers around the Eastern Province (Dhahran, Ras Tanura, and Abqaiq), Aramcons can sample some of the products from a number of micro-industry ventures supported by Aramco. 


From the famous Taif Rose body care products from “Roseyar” to the honey and coffee products of Jazan, these products show the impact of Aramco’s investments in small businesses that have a potential economic impact on local communities. By helping provide the necessary tools for self-sustaining and prosperous communities, promoting knowledge and inspiring innovation, we can build better, sustainable communities together.


The Pop-up Campaign, which runs through June 29, is intended to provide platforms for showcasing local products that draw on the Kingdom’s rich natural resources, and that accelerate human potential and enable better lives. 


Young Aramcons tackle tough environmental, social, and governance challenges


Young professionals and students have spent three months developing their technical, leadership, and communication skills as part of the Aramco-sponsored Endogenous program, a flagship collaboration sponsored by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia section.


Participants were divided into teams of between three to six members, and challenged to come up with innovative solutions to strategic problems related to environmental, social, and governance issues, under the three themes of: the Circular Carbon Economy, a Resilient Built Environment for a Prospering Ecosystem, and Data Governance in the Digital Age.


A housing deal to build compounds along the East-West pipeline


Aramco has signed an agreement with a private sector real estate developer to build and operate six residential compounds along the East-West pipeline.


Aramco and the East West for Real Estate Development Company have signed 23-year long contracts to build, own, operate, and transfer six residential compounds along the 1,200-kilometer East-West Pipeline.


The six compounds are complete and comprehensive stand-alone towns housing and serving approximately 1,700 employees. 


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