Saudi Aramco received an international award from the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) during the World Energy Engineering Conference (WEEC) held in Washington, D.C. in September. The award recognizes individuals or companies that make notable contributions to the energy industry. Saudi Aramco’s work in reducing energy intensity and encouraging wise use of energy resources was highlighted. Ahmad A. Saadi, (right) Vice President of Gas Operations, accepted the award on behalf of Saudi Aramco.
Saudi Aramco continues to attract global attention for its work in reducing energy intensity and encouraging wise use of energy resources both within the company and the Kingdom. The latest example of this is an international award from the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) received at the 36th Annual AEE Awards Banquet on September 25, which honors individuals and companies that the AEE believes have provided notable contributions to the energy industry on the national and international levels. Established in 1977, the AEE is a non-profit professional society of over 16,000 members in 89 countries dedicated to furthering education in energy and management.
Members of U.S. subsidiary Aramco Services Company’s (ASC) Houston and Washington, D.C. offices were on hand for the award and at an Exposition booth demonstrating the company’s energy efficiency achievements.
Ahmad A. Saadi, Vice President of Gas Operations, accepted the award on behalf of Saudi Aramco. Saadi used his acceptance speech as an opportunity to point out that the company has been focused on energy efficiency initiatives for more than a decade under its energy efficiency program. Saadi also noted that Saudi Aramco has been working with Saudi Arabia’s national power company to expand the energy efficiency program country-wide.
The awards banquet was part of the World Energy Engineering Conference (WEEC), presented by the AEE and held in Washington, DC, September 25-27. The WEEC is regarded as one of the most important international energy events for end-users and professionals in the energy world. The conference had a large, multi-track agenda featuring seminars on a variety of current topics including energy auditing, advanced energy efficiency technologies, and cost savings.
Hussain Qahtani, Manager, Process & Control Systems Department,
highlighted Saudi Aramco’s advancements in energy efficiency at the conference’s New Technologies Breakfast on September 25. Qahtani referenced the Energy Management Program and its initiatives, including Saudi Aramco’s efforts to lead by example in utilizing energy efficient technologies in both new projects and renovations, its collaboration with local universities in energy management research, and the company’s deployment of solar photovoltaic systems.
Saadi highlights Saudi Aramco’s energy efficiency initiatives in his remarks at the World Energy Engineering Conference (WEEC).
The Saudi Aramco delegation gathers for a photo during the conference.
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