Creative solutions for real world problems

Our ability to reliably and safely deliver our products to customers across the Kingdom and to our export terminals depends upon infrastructure maintained to the highest standards — an approach that also improves operational efficiency. We continue to enhance our maintenance capabilities with innovative technology:

Designed, developed and tested in less than two years, our Shallow Water Inspection and Monitoring Robot (SWIM-R™) enhances pipeline inspection speed, efficiency and safety.

Saudi Aramco Inspection Robot (SAIR)

Our proprietary Saudi Aramco Inspection Robot (SAIR) is a unique wireless robotic technology capable of conducting visual inspection, ultrasonic thickness gauging, and gas sensing on hard-to-reach steel surfaces. We enabled the creation of a new startup company by licensing SAIR to the Arabian Robotics Company, reflecting our commitment to support new technology-based businesses in the Kingdom.

Shallow Water Inspection and Monitoring Robot (SWIM-R™)

Our Shallow Water Inspection and Monitoring Robot (SWIM-R™) is a remotely operated vehicle designed to perform underwater inspection tasks. In shallow water environments, diving support vessels encounter accessibility and positioning challenges, making the inspection of pipelines in shallow water difficult. In contrast, the SWIM-R vehicle can be deployed from shore or by using a low-cost inflatable vessel, reducing inspection time and costs, and can complete inspection tasks four times faster than divers. We demonstrated the SWIM-R in the Red Sea and the Arabian Gulf, and the technology is protected by seven filed patents.

Robotic Dust Mitigation (RDM)

Cleaning solar panels has long been a manual task but thanks to a new technology developed at Saudi Aramco, a robotic solution cleans the panels and help avoid a 40% reduction in efficiency of the energy collecting solar panels. Dust accumulation on solar panels can have a severe and detrimental effect on the productivity of solar arrays. To maximise profitability and productivity, it is necessary to reduce accumulated dust and debris. After two year of reseach and prototype testing, the solution offered by the technology is a robotic, dry cleaning technology that is fully automated to run on schedule or command. The technology is now ready to help the company and the Kingdom realize the full profitability potential of automated dust cleaning technology for large-scale deployment of solar power in the region.

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