In 1952, Aramco helped celebrate the official opening of the Dhahran Electric Supply Company.
Aramco directors, pictured as they gathered yesterday for the fall board meeting are, rear, from left: Joseph J. Johnston, Paul H. Arnot, Liston F. Hills, John P. Lunde, William R. Chandler, Daniel J. Sullivan, and Dr. Abdulhady Hassan Taher. Seated in front, from left, are Henry C. Moses, Harvey Cash, George T. Piercy, George L. Parkhurst, HE Shaykh Ahmed Zaki Yamani, Thomas C. Barger, and Robert I. Brougham.
Here’s a look back at some major headlines over the past 70 years.
Standing with a group of guests after the inauguration of ceremonies of the Dhahran Electric Supply Company on Saturday, Sept. 20, are (left to right) Brig. General Orin Leigh Grover, 1414th Air Base Group, Aramco President R.L. Keyes, HH Amir Abdul Mushin Ibn Jiluwi, Emir of the Dhahran area, and (far right) Hasan Bey Qanadili, Chief of the Dhahran District Police.
Sept. 24, 1952
Dammam Electric Plant Opens
The Dhahran Electric Supply Company was officially opened Saturday evening, Sept. 20, when HH Amir Abudl Mushin Ibn Jiluwi closed the main switch at the power plant, lighting the grounds in front of the plant and the town of Dammam.
The ceremonies brought to completion a project begun two years ago. The private corporation, with a total capitalization of SR2 million subscribed entirely with private capital, not only symbolized the expansion taking place in the port city, but will also aid in its further growth.
The plant contains three generators, with a total normal capacity of 900 kilowatts an hour and a reserve of 300 kilowatts.
Many hundreds of guest from Dammam, al-Khobar, and Dhahran attended the ceremonies, including many from Aramco’s Arab Industrial Development Department, who, with its head Bill Eltiste, furnished advice and technical assistant on the project.
Oct. 4, 1967
Board of Directors Hold Fall Meeting
Members of Aramco’s Board of Directors convened in Dhahran Oct. 3 for the fall board meeting.
On the social agenda for board members this year were dinners in the districts — in Abqaiq on Sunday evening and in Ras Tanura on Monday. A dinner at House 17 in Dhahran was presented in honor of visiting directors, and the group will be special guests at a reception at the Dhahran Consulate General and dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Barger.
Mohammed M. al-Subaey, general manager of Industrial Security and acting executive director of Operations Support Services, left, presents the new chapter's charter of Arthur D. Shenoi, ASSE president.
Sept. 22, 1982
ASSE Charter Presentation
The Middle East Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers held its inaugural meeting on Sept. 15 in Dhahran. Mohammed M. al-Subaey, general manager of Industrial Security and acting executive director of Operations Support Services, presented the new chapter’s charter of Arthur D. Shenoi, ASSE president. Other officers are John D. Homes, president-elect; Hussen Talib, vice president; Mike Sykos, secretary; Oscar Shuler, treasurer; and Bill Lamp, assembly delegate. ASSE is a professional society dedicated to servicing the public through the advancement of the safety profession and ongoing development of safety professionals.
Officials pause during their visit to Shaybah.
Sept. 23, 1997
Executive Committee Visits Shaybah
Members of the Executive Committee of the Saudi Aramco Board of Directors, accompanied by members of executive management, visited the Rub’ al-Khali on Sept. 20 to inspect the completed phases of the Shaybah project.
Members of the Executive Committee making the tour were HE Osama J. Faquish, Minster of Commerce; HE Abdulaziz A. Al-Kukhayyil, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals rector; Clifton C. Garvin Jr.; Rodney B. Wagner; Harold J. Haynes; and Abdallah S. Jum’ah, chairman of the Executive Committee and Saudi Aramco president and CEO.
The group visited GOSP-2 and were updated on all aspects of the project by Younis Al-Aiderous, Northern Area Producing executive director; Fahad A. Al-Moosa, Drilling and Workover general manager; and Nadhmi Al-Nasr, Shaybah Development Projects manager.
The cancercare leadership triad of cancercare lead administrator Martine O'Brien, lead physician Dr. Samer Abushallaih, and lead nurse Fatima Al-Rashed pose at the launching ceremony.
Sept. 26, 2012
SAMSO Revamps Oncology Treatment, Launches ‘Cancercare’ Center
The atmosphere at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the “cancercare center” reinforced the concept of the redesigned outpatient oncology treatment center of Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization (SAMSO), which operates as a service line.
“Cancercare has enabled what were formerly fragmented oncology services to integrate into a single building and to provide comprehensive care, putting the patient at the heart of everything we do,” said administer Martine O'Brien.
Abdulaziz F. Al-Khayyal, senior vice president of Industrial Relations, performed the ribbon cutting operation, and then toured the facilities.
The center is the referral hub for all SAMSO cancer patients in the Eastern Region.
— The Arabian Sun: September 18, 2022