Company wins environmental award
Haradh Gas Plant wins the GPA Environmental Excellence Award.
The Haradh Gas Plant (HdGP) is an embodiment of the company’s commitment to environmental excellence and sustainability. On its 100th anniversary, the U.S.-based Gas Processing Association (GPA) Midstream recognized HdGP with the prestigious environmental excellence award during its annual convention held on Sept. 26, 2021, in San Antonio, Texas.
Fahad S. Al-Dossary, HdGPD manager, hosted Wail A. Al-Jaafari, the Southern Area Gas Operations (SAGO) executive director and other SAGO management in celebration of this prestigious award. “We are proud of being selected for this prestigious environmental excellence award from such a reputable organization that has been serving the energy industry since 1921. This award reinforces Aramco’s commitment to manage its environmental footprint associated with its operations,” said Al-Jaafari.
Innovative solutions in action
The GPA selected HdGP for its 2021 Environmental Excellence Award because of “several complementing environmental sustainability initiatives and innovative solutions used by its department that resulted in greenhouse gas emission reductions and air quality management for the plant.” In a press statement, GPA noted, “The project yielded significant operational efficiency enhancements while improving environmental emission rates for the facility by reducing flaring and sulfur dioxide emissions.”
The HdGP came on-stream in 2003 and is one of the major gas plants in Aramco, located 300 km southwest of Dhahran. The HdGPD is a center for talent growth and creativity. “We will continue to develop and deploy innovation, optimize plant operations, and invest in high-impact environmental projects to sustain HdGP’s environmental excellence for a greener environment,” said Al-Dossary.
Sharing technical knowledge
Aramco is an active member of the GPA Midstream, supporting midstream industry standards and sharing technical knowledge and developments. These awards recognize the company’s increased footprint in the midstream sector and ongoing commitment to operational excellence, recognizing our role as an integrated energy company in all three stages of industry operations.
Members of GPA are involved in the midstream sector of energy, including the processing, storing, transporting, and marketing of oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. Aramco has diversified its portfolio to be globally leveraged further down the value chain, placing emphasis on developing its midstream and downstream business by building and integrating a network of refineries and petrochemical facilities across suitable geographies.