SMi’s innovative expertise in telecommunications at work for the gas industry in Saudi Arabia
SMi was selected to contribute to the implementation of one of Saudi Aramco’s major gas projects namely the Fadhili Industrial Support facilities (ISF), a key element of the Kingdom’s master gas processing system for onshore and offshore fields.
The contractor, Al Muhaidib, entrusted SMi with the implementation of the PAGA (Public Address and General Alarm) system, which aims to ensure the efficiency of the communications, which are essential to the successful operation of the ISF, located in the eastern province of the Kingdom.
More precisely, SMi’s experts work involves conducting studies, procurement, testing and commissioning the PAGA system for the new complex. This system is essential for the gas industry, because it ensures the safety of the workers, and helps support and maintain the operations.
By staying abreast of the latest technological breakthroughs, our telecommunication team has gained an unrivaled international reputation by offering our clients the most advanced integrated solutions in the field of information technology.
Whether it is onshore or offshore operations, communications are the basis for the efficient operation of a gas processing plant. The operators need a reliable system to ensure an effective decision-making process in emergency situations.
|“Aramco relies on companies that have an excellent reputation within the Kindgom of Saudi Arabia, the reliability and sturdiness of the communication & security system are essential criterias. SMi’s technological involvement and achievements on similar projects and other projects in Saudi Arabia have earned us an excellent reputation in the Kingdom. We are proud to be selected to meet the rigorous requirements of this project.”
Anader Benyamin-Seeyar, Telecommunication Systems Specialist, SMi
|“The project has the potential to become a key element of the Saudi gas distribution network by using onshore and offshore gas fields. Moreover, it is a pioneering approach to responsible environmental management that allows for the almost total recovery of sulfur – a pollutant resulting from fuel combustion. Effective communications are essential to optimize, secure and ensure the success of their critical operations.”
Firas Al-Zawati, Operations Director – Middle East, SMi
Together with the Wasit and Midyan projects, Saudi Aramco’s two other new gas projects, Fadhili will add more than 5 billion standard cubic feet per day (SCFD) of non-associated gas processing capacity. The increase in natural gas supply will exceed 17 billion SCFD by 2020, the increase in gas production will result in more raw materials for developing industries and will contribute to job creation, a key objective of Saudi Vision 2030 resulting from the ambitious economic initiative of the Kingdom.
Through this mandate, SMi proves once again its leading expertise in telecommunications, as well as its will to support innovative initiatives and of high environmental quality. The accrued knowledge of our specialized team is an important pillar of efficient communication for any organization that wants to have reliable and sustainable systems.
 It is the most exploited form of natural gas, it is called “non-associated” because it is not associated with an oil deposit