Saudi Aramco's Uthmaniyah Gas Plant has been recognized by the World Economic Forum for its leadership in technology application in Advanced Analytics and Artificial Intelligence.
Saudi Aramco's Uthmaniyah Gas Plant (UGP) has been recognized by the World Economic Forum (WEF) as a "Lighthouse" manufacturing facility, a leader in technology applications of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Saudi Aramco is the first energy company globally to be included in this select group of manufacturing sites.
The plant is also the only facility in the Middle East to be recognized by WEF. The announcement was made ahead of WEFs Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
The gas plant is one of the world's largest gas processing plants.
It was commissioned in 1981 as part of Saudi Aramco's Master Gas System to process associated gas from oil wells.
The facility is the latest example of Saudi Aramco's application of Advanced Analytics and Artificial Intelligence solutions to increase productivity while enhancing safety, reliability and efficiency of its operating facilities.
The use of drones and wearable technologies to inspect pipelines and machinery has helped cut inspection time by 90% in this industrial facility.
The "Lighthouse" program was conducted by WEF in collaboration with McKinsey during a year-long study. A study team visited UGP in Saudi Arabia and performed a thorough audit, focusing on UGP's top Industrial Revolution 4.0 integrated initiatives.
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