Week 16 in Review: Ramadan winds down, Energy Radio soars, and a diploma in safety
Aramco’s Energy Radio reaped the benefits of its recent programming shift, earning awards at the New York Radio Awards Storytellers Gala.
As the Holy Month closes, activity has picked up on Aramco LIFE. Here’s a few of the top headlines over the past week.
The Holy Month of Ramadan is the perfect time to demonstrate gratitude to family, friends, and colleagues. Accordingly, president and CEO Amin Nasser and senior Aramco executives recognized Aramco employees who travel far from home and work in challenging environments by visiting many of them in person.
During the visits, Nasser and the management team thanked employees for their hard work and dedication.
Over two days, Nasser and members of management visited employees at our Ras Tanura Refinery, ‘Uthmaniyah Gas Plant, and Abqaiq Plants, as well as offshore. They also connected virtually to locations across the Kingdom — including the Haradh Gas plant, the Hawiyah Gas Plant and NGL Recovery Plant, the Ju’aymah NGLF, the Riyadh Refinery, the Shedgum Gas Plant, the Yanbu’ Refinery and NGLF, and the Jazan Complex — to express their appreciation.
On April 18 in Las Vegas, the New York Radio Awards Storytellers Gala recognized Energy Radio with a bronze award and a finalist award.
Both awards are for the new station sound of 91.4 Energy Radio 1 — Saudi’s Number One Hit Music Station, which is produced entirely here at Aramco’s Media Production Division (MPD) by Ayman Shukair, with voice over contributions from 101.4 Energy Radio 2 Music beyond the mainstream presenter Aziza ‘Ninyaz’ Majdi, among others.
The Finalist Award is for “Station Imaging” and the Bronze Award for a new weekend dance music show called Pure Energy, which airs every Thursday and Friday evening at 8 p.m.
“We’re proud to be serving the Eastern Province with live and local content every day and have many more exciting projects in the pipeline, including the launch of our brand new Energy Radio KSA app, which will include both Energy Radio 1 and 2, plus a new set of specialist music stations which we’re calling “Energy Radio X” that will feature 10 uninterrupted genre-specific stations, such as Rock, Jazz, Chill, World, Workout, and others,” said Osama Alkadi, Media Production Division manager.
Time’s running down on Ramadan, but you can still help make an impact by donating to the company’s annual Ramadan Employee Donation Campaign.
Those who donate can pick to which area of need the contribution will go, be it medical, educational, or social.
Also, when you donate, Aramco matches your donation.
Maharat Construction Training Center (MCTC) has inaugurated its new one-year Construction Safety Associate Diploma program, which was developed by Aramco and will be offered by Saudi Arabia’s National Training Centers.
The diploma was developed jointly by subject matter experts from Aramco Training and Development’s Local Workforce Development Department (LWDD), Aramco Loss Prevention (LP), and Maharat.
Mansour S. Al Shehri, Area Projects vice president and chairman of the Maharat Board of Trustees, quoted HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, by saying: “Our real wealth lies in the ambition of our people and the potential of our younger generation. They are our nation’s pride and the architects of our future.”
Al Shehri added that the new Associate Diploma program was developed in line with Vision 2030.
Just five months after rebranding and relaunching, Aramco’s Energy Radio has won its first international awards.
Aramco recently received a prestigious award for significant contributions to advancing Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI) research initiatives at the PRCI Research Exchange meeting (REX-2023), held in Houston, U.S.
The company was recognized for providing support that is “substantially above and beyond” the expectations of PRCI members, and for contributing to, or leading, a total of 52 projects in pipelines-related research.
Aramco’s participation in PRCI REX-2023 — and the research-related award received at the event — showcased the company’s technical and operational innovation, and commitment to safety and sustainability. Pipelines, Distribution and Terminals (PD&T) team members served as ambassadors, and Aramco was the sole Middle Eastern company present, bringing a unique set of geographical challenges to the forefront of the conversation.
Mohammed A. Al-Hatlani, Aramco Pipelines vice president and PRCI Executive Board member, said, “Aramco membership in PRCI is essential to enable access to international pipelines research and development.”