Innovation trends hog limelight in Dubai
Sunaina Rana / Emirates Business
Latest Innovation trends and maintenance cycles have taken the center-stage at the ongoing GCC Plant Maintenance and Reliability Conference (Maintrel 2016) in Dubai. The event focused on the significance of reducing the overall operating costs, while boosting the productivity of the plants.
The conference showcased the industries’ commitment towards nurturing a sustainable environment in the oil refineries and petrochemical plants. It focused on implementing cutting-edge practices in the maintenance and reliability workforce from its conceptual stage to the useful stage.
Rafeeq Kunhi, Director, Neft Management said, “In a dynamic environment of increased competition, Maintrel is an effort to offer a platform for engineers and specialists to network with others and share success stories in technology optimisation, plant reliability and process optimisation.”
Neft Management, in collaboration with a committee of regional and international oil companies, is organizing this three-day event from April 19-21.
This event is an effort to provide a common platform unique and highly successful format bought together the Heads of Maintenance and relevant Solution Providers to a common platform to discuss the challenges, explore the latest trends, and offer insights and solutions and practical examples through in-depth discussions.
According to international consultants IHS, the export across the region is expected to increase by 8 percent annually in 2016, including a 6 percent rise in chemical exports compared to 2013. The MENA region has witnessed a rise in the refining and petrochemical industry that has facilitated by a changing global feedstock mix, driven by the availability of cheaper gas feedstock.
Kunhi added, “We are extremely delighted with the number of visitors at the conference. We are confident that this conference will serve as a strategic platform for key decision makers to
share views about evolving technology and strategies for ensuring the effective development of Middle Eastern oil and gas industry.”
Geared towards all aspects of maintenance and reliability of plants and Refinery, the exclusive conference witnessed more than 300+ government and industry attendees and representatives of Oil & Gas sector from Saudi Arabia, USA, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Greece, Japan, and India on the first day. The three-day show, which is showcasing more than 30+ exhibitors like Saudi Aramco, Yasref, zymeflow, Weir Oil and Gas, Kanooz Industrial Services, SAP, Utopia, Al-Muzian, etc.
It has been witnessed that the key to the growth in the petrochemicals industry is the availability of, and access to, natural gas feedstock and refinery petrochemicals integration, following which the Gulf countries continue to enjoy significant energy benefits.
This unique and highly successful format bought together the Heads of Maintenance and relevant Solution Providers to a common platform to discuss the challenges, explore the latest trends, and offer insights and solutions and practical examples through in-depth discussions. The conference bring together the key decision makers, project advisors, maintenance managers, research heads, reliability managers, superintendents, engineers and technical managerial professionals to share views about evolving technology and strategies for ensuring the effective development of Middle Eastern oil and gas industry.
Executives behind the 4th edition of Middle East Steel Conference
AFTER registering close to 30 percent rise in visitor turnout from its previous editions, the Middle East Steel Conference (MESC) scored an impressive performance on its first day. The 4th edition of MESC, which brings regional and international experts face to face from across the region and world, facilitates the exchange of practical experiences in all aspects of steel production and protection engineering.
Assisting industry experts by providing them access to global manufacturers and facilitating the adoption of latest innovations, MESC is a must-visit event for international and national industry leaders from across the steel, construction and oil and gas industry. The three-day show, which is showcasing major exhibitors from the industry representing brands like Saudi Steel Pipe Company, HIDADA, Global Pipe Company, Carboline, Conxtech, National Pipe Company, 3M from MENA region and Europe, will come to an end on Tuesday (April 19) at Inter Continental, Festival City, Dubai.
MESC 2016 provides an optimum opportunity for regional and international steel producers and related service enterprises, to network, exchange ideas and discuss the innovative industrial solutions and technologies that address the growing needs of the Oil & Gas Industry. While experts discussed quality and standards, they also highlighted UAE’s prudent economic policies that have maintained positive growth levels despite a decline in oil prices.
The region’s premier conference also focuses on enhancing the communication between steel mills, pipe manufacturers, structure makers and end users to overcome the challenges through using the latest technologies. In addition, the technical program highlights three main areas of interest including pipeline and tubular products, structural steel and quality and standards.
Hosted by Neft Management in collaboration with a committee of regional and international oil company representatives including SABIC, Saudi Arabia Chapter, Saudi Council of Engineers, Gulf Engineering Union, ASTM International, The Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC), the exclusive conference witnessed government companies like SASO and Saudi Council of Engineers, and industry attendees and representatives of Oil & Gas sector from different countries on the first day.
“The low-oil prices seem to have no negative sentiments for the steel experts. MESC is a true reflection of the industry’s growth. Turning out to be a magnet for the industry leaders, the 4th edition of The Middle East Steel Conference is indeed a milestone for us. We are overwhelmed by the response we have received and hope that the conference will serve as an insightful forum for knowledge sharing and best-practices for all our visitors,” said Rafeeq Kunhi, Director, Neft Management.
MAF 2016: Kudos to Saudi Aramco and Team of NEFT (NEFTians) who put this splendid event together