Maintenance in Saudi Arabia: needs and recommendations for improvement

Khaled S. Al‐Sultan (Department of Systems Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia)

Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering

ISSN: 1355-2511

Publication date: 1 December 1996


The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has undergone tremendous development over the past 20 years. This development has been so comprehensive as to include almost every sector of the economy. The next stage is to continue to expand as much as financial resources permit but, more importantly, to maintain and consolidate what has been achieved. This can only be done through a comprehensive maintenance programme. Discusses various maintenance‐related issues applicable to the Kingdom. In particular, describes the six development plans as they relate to maintenance, then analyses the Saudi budget, finding trends in the expenditure which help in foreseeing future needs for maintenance. Finally, suggests ways of improving maintenance management.



Al‐Sultan, K. (1996), "Maintenance in Saudi Arabia: needs and recommendations for improvement", Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering, Vol. 2 No. 4, pp. 5-16.

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