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.