Including the first nuclear research reactor and aircraft construction factory
His royal highness, Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz, Crown Prince and Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister, inaugurated seven strategic projects in the fields of renewable energy, nuclear energy, water desalination, gene therapy and the aerospace industry during his visit to King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology On Monday.
Projects that favor the Crown Prince include three major projects, including the first nuclear research reactor and aerospace development center.
After arriving at the headquarters of the city, he was received by the Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al-Falih and the President of the city, His Majesty the Prince of Turki bin Saud bin Mohammed.
His Highness, Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, visited the City of King Abdulaziz for Science and Technology (KACST) and inaugurated the Central Laboratory of the Saudi Human Genome, which documents the first genetic map of Saudi society. Installation for desalination of thermal water in Al Khafji with a capacity of 60,000 m3 / day, two production lines for solar panels and cells, laboratory for testing the reliability of solar panels in Al Ain, meets the requirements of the ISO 9001 certificate and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
He also launched incubators and accelerators for the Bader program in Dammam, Qassim, Madinah and Abha, which is currently the head of the Arab ICT Incubators Network and the United Arab Emirates Technical Cities.
Among the designs preferred by His Majesty the Crown Prince puts a cornerstone for the construction of a desalination plant in the city of Yanbu with a solar energy of 5,200 cubic meters per day. It is the first industrial application model that uses desalination technology. It is the first nuclear research reactor in the Kingdom, which laid the cornerstone for the construction of an aircraft construction center located at King Khalid International Airport.
After arriving in King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), His Highness, Crown Prince reviewed the city's strategy and objectives to invest and develop research by coordinating national activities in science, technology and innovation, research and development policies and strategies innovation, scientific and technological development in the Kingdom, in addition to supporting innovation, and strengthening local, regional and international cooperation and partnerships in technology transfer and location.
After the presentation, His Highness Crown Prince reviewed the latest developments in aviation and radar projects of the National Center for Aviation Technology, then moved to the Innovation Center for Industry 4 and commented on the latest developments in the field, namely Smart Factory, which includes a number of advanced production departments and production, Virtual reality, information security, internet, cloud computing, systems integration, simulation, automation, robots and mass data handling.
He also informed about satellite projects, including Saudi Sat 5A and Saudi Sat 5B, the second generation of the most accurate remote sensing satellites in Saudi Arabia, and listened to the explanation of a safe national wave of tactical communication systems (MOF-303) that can absorb water from the atmosphere at low humidity, making it suitable for dry areas with low water resources, as well as for projects T Vital projects of faith, energy and water.
At the end of the visit, His Excellency, President of the City of King Abdulaziz on Science and Technology (KACST), expressed his appreciation and thanks to His Majesty, the royal prince for his continued support and interest in the city, stressing that this visit and what he prefers is the foundation some high-quality projects, it provides strong support to the city and its employees to continue hard and professional work to contribute to the goals of the Kingdom of 2030 vision, ensuring the continuation and implementation of projects in accordance with the highest standards and in accordance with the time plans set for these projects .