Week in Review

Week 46 in Review: Top golfers, a VLCC first, and Ithra’s ‘Big Moment’

No brushes or colors were needed as Ithra presented one of its most unique Tanween celebrations as visitors used mobile phones to create a piece of art like nothing before.

Week 46 in Review: Top golfers, a VLCC first, and Ithra’s ‘Big Moment’

A major women’s golf tournament in Jiddah, Ithra’s one-of-a-kind Tanween ‘Big Moment” celebration, and Aramco’s latest stop on the Hydrocarbon Journey top this week’s key articles.


Aramco Ladies International Golf Tournament in Jiddah

New Zealand’s Lydia Ko secured her sixth professional victory on the European Tour at the second Aramco Saudi Ladies International (ASLI) golf tournament, presented by the Public Investment Fund (PIF), at the Royal Greens Golf and Country Club from Nov. 4-7. 


Ko won by five shots over Thailand's Atthaya Thitikul, with England’s Alice Hewson and Spaniard Carlota Ciganda tied for third.  


Aramco Hydrocarbon Journey: Gas 

At its heart, gas is methane — a simple hydrocarbon of one carbon and four hydrogen molecules — and considered an increasingly important piece in the energy mix for the world’s energy transition. 


Gas is able to quickly kick-in when intermittent energy sources, like wind and solar, are unable to cover demand. 


Aramco’s gas gathering network is strategically located near its fields, reducing transportation, pipeline compression costs, and time to deliver gas products to the market — just one of the ways that reduces our energy intensity and focuses on limiting greenhouse gas impacts.


4,600 visitors, 300 drones, and one ‘Big Moment'

More than 4,600 visitors gathered at the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) to participate in creating a collective artwork using the latest innovative technology as part of the Tanween Festival 2021, now in its fourth season. 


The event, called the “Big Moment,” was held Nov. 4 and 5. 


No brushes or colors were needed as visitors used their phones to create a painting like nothing before. Tethered to 300 drones flying above Ithra, the creative audience engaged through their own drawings in this unprecedented interactive experience.


International Maritime Industries delivers first ‘gas ready’ VLCC TO Bahri

Bahri, a global leader in logistics and transportation, has expanded its Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) fleet to 42 with the addition of its first “gas ready” vessel, Rayah, which was built by International Maritime Industries (IMI) and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) at HHI’s shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea.


As well as highlighting IMI and its partners’ capabilities to produce VLCCs to the highest international standards, the project enabled more than 50 IMI engineers to gain valuable on-the-job experience from working alongside HHI’s engineers in South Korea. This experience will contribute to the establishment of a skilled Saudi maritime workforce and the development of Saudi Arabia’s maritime and logistics industry under Saudi Vision 2030.  


The new VLCC was officially named and inducted into Bahri’s fleet at a special ceremony organized virtually between Saudi Arabia and South Korea, where the vessel is currently docked.  


The ceremony was attended by Amin Nasser, Aramco president and CEO of Saudi Aramco; Dr. Abdulmalik Al-Hogail, vice chairman of Bahri; Ahmad A. Al-Sa’adi, IMI chairman; HHI CEO and vice chairman Young-Seuk Han; Abdullah Aldubaikhi, Bahri CEO; and Fathi K. Al-Saleem, IMI CEO; as well as various other Bahri, IMI, and HHI executives. 


Fahad K. Al Dhubaib named executive director of Community Services

Fahad K. Al Dhubaib has been appointed as executive director of Community Services, after serving in an acting capacity. 


Prior to his current role, he was the general manager of Public Affairs since November 2018, during which, Al Dhubaib led the transformation of the company’s communication, marketing and Citizenship functions and programs. 


In addition, he was involved in the company’s first global advertisement program and its venture into global sports sponsorships such as Formula 1. 


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