Aramco Asia received the Global UAV Contribution Award at the 5th Drone World Congress 2021, and the International Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Expo, held May 21-23, in Shenzhen, South China’s Guangdong Province.
Mohammad Al Qahtani, the head of Engineering and Technical Services (E&TS) in Aramco Asia, received the award on behalf of the company, which was awarded by the event organizer for Aramco’s outstanding efforts in promoting UAV and robotic technology; leading the deployment of some 50 sets of UAVs in Saudi Arabia over the past three years; and being actively involved in the corporate digital transformation process. Aramco Asia was one of five finalists to receive this award.
Al Qahtani noted, “It is my great honor to attend this event. The award is especially meaningful for Aramco Asia, as we have assessed, adapted and applied UAV technology to ensure safer, cost effective and efficient operations for many of our key industrial facilities. Our participation today aims to share knowledge and promote effective UAV solutions. Our actions are in line with Aramco’s pursuit of digital transformation and Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR 4.0).”
“I also want to applaud the efforts by the E&TS Asia team, and thank the host today for creating this wonderful occasion for facilitating two-way communications,” he added.
The Aramco Asia delegation delivered a presentation at the congress’ plenary session prior to the award, reaffirming the company’s commitment to continued implementation of drone technology, and presenting scenarios where the technology had been used to support corporate operations. The Aramco team also outlined the opportunities and challenges the company was facing, and concluded with the areas of interest for 2021 and beyond.
Featuring the theme of “New Era, New Value,” the three-day event explored the latest technical achievements and enhanced the international collaboration within the UAV industry. So far, this is the largest UAV industrial event in China that brings together the world’s latest technological advancements. Hundreds of industrial experts, scholars, and company leaders from around the world participated in the congress and the expo.