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.