Aramco opens Engineering Solutions Center

Saudi oil giant opens facility aimed at improving plant performance

Saudi Aramco has announced that it has opened a new facility to improve plant performance and reliability.

The Engineering Solutions Center (ESC) has been built in Dhahran and will serve as a integrated information center for multi-disciplined engineering teams from Engineering Services and operating facilities.

The ESC will use real-time data to stream from the plant to engineers and other experts using the 3-D virtualisation technologies - a good example being the Ras Tanura Refinery Hydrocracker Unit

“Experts from different engineering disciplines can work together across geographical borders and time zones on the same information,” Aramco said in a statement.

“The ESC enables assistance to operating facilities, maximizing their performance, efficiency and reliability,” it added.

Aramco also said that the new facility is a prototype of a more advanced center that will be built at North Park in Dhahran.



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