اThe Royal Commission in Jubail presented its experience in the construction and maintenance of infrastructure yesterday evening in a lecture organized by the Operation and Maintenance Unit of the Saudi Council of Engineers in Al Khobar, entitled "Excellence In Operation and Maintenance of the Infrastructure, the Experience of The Royal Commission in Jubail". Four speakers from the Royal Commission in Jubail participated to demonstrate this experience in the lecture.
The lecture aimed to upgrade the operation and maintenance engineering of the infrastructure in the Kingdom related to (storm drainage, Roads, Gardens ..) through spreading the best practices followed by the Royal Commission in Jubail and Yanbu in this field.
The lecture axes included the importance of operation and maintenance in the project life cycle, in which the Manager of Studies and Planning Section of Landscaping and Irrigation Dept. of the Royal Commission in Jubail Eng. Mohammed Shamlan Al Shammari focused on the project management in the Royal Commission in Jubail, the role of the operation and maintenance engineer and his participation in preparing the projects, preparing operation and maintenance contract for the assets executed, the most important lessons learned from the experience of the Royal Commission in raising the quality of project planning and management and minimizing errors as well as ensuring prevention of their repetition. The second axis was entitled "Operation And Maintenance Of Storm Drainage Projects". It was presented by Eng. Faisal Al-Mubarak, the specialist of studies and planning for road contracts management. In this axis, Mr. Al-Mubarak offered an overview of the storm drainage in the city, the characteristics of storm drainage networks and the approach taken to receive drainage projects. There was a presentation about periodic, preventive and proactive maintenance works executed by the departments. Likewise, he mentioned the Traffic Control Center which monitors the entire city through the traffic control unit in cooperation with the Emergency Unit and the inspection teams to observe any traffic jams or emergencies involved in the roads throughout the year.
The third axis, entitled "Crisis and Risk Management in Operation and Maintenance", was presented by the Manager of Residential Area Maintenance Section in the Buildings Department of the Royal Commission, Eng. Bandar Al-Zneid. In this axis, he highlighted an important aspect of planning where he presented the emergency plan for Jubail Industrial City, the classification of emergencies cases, the levels of escalation through which the emergency is dealt with, programs and mechanisms used in risk management and the means of plans taken to ensure success effectiveness.
The Manager of Planning and Studies of Sanitation Contracts Section in the Royal Commission, Eng. Ammar Najib Kashgari, referred to the operation and maintenance efforts in achieving the indicators of life efforts, in which he pointed to the importance of quality indicators of life in Jubail Industrial City and the role of the operation and maintenance sector in raising their quality and how does the operation and maintenance section keeps the life quality indicators.
It is worth mentioning that this lecture targeted managers, engineers, planners, interested employees and the staff of the Municipalities, Ministry of Transport and Private Sector, who are involved in the operation and maintenance of the infrastructure. In addition, it targeted those who know more about the best practices, techniques and systems used by the Royal Commission in the operation and maintenance of infrastructure.