Qatar institutions open doors to technical tours
Doha, January 5, 2013
Two of Qatar’s important and leading establishments - Ras Abu Fontas Power and Desalination Plant and Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP) - will open their doors to technical tours on February 4 as part of the upcoming PowerGen Middle East 2013 conference and exhibition.
These optional tours will provide a rare behind-the-scenes view of Ras Abu Fontas and QSTP’s facilities and the various research and commercial technologies employed, said the organisers.
Highlights will include presentations by Ras Abu Fontas plant management and QSTP’s leading research centres such as ConocoPhillips Water Sustainablikity Centre, Chevron Centre for Sustainable Energy Efficiency, ExxonMobil Research Qatar and Qatar Shell Research Centre.
Like Ras Abu Fontas and QSTP, Power-Gen Middle East is renowned for being the hub of applied research, innovation and entrepreneurship with a commitment to sharing and exchanging ideas about power and energy efficiency
and maximizing regional and global business opportunities.
The event, to be held from February 4-6 under the patronage of Dr Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry, will explore new venture investments, intellectual property, enhanced technology
solutions, management skills and innovative new products.
Debbie Stanford-Kristiansen, international events director, PennWell Corporation – Middle East said,
“We expect a very successful event as our esteemed international speakers from the GCC region and around the world present innovative thinking for discussion, debate and deliberation about business, technology and financial challenges
Significant energy-related projects as part of the 200 planned and announced valued between $100 million and $20 billion will also be major points of discussion as a total of $250 billion is expected to be pumped into the power sector in the Mena region over the next five years to meet regional electricity
Over the course of three days, topics such as The Challenges and Opportunities for Power Project Development, Maximizing Today’s Grid Potential and Tomorrow’s Alternatives, Renewable Energy Technologies & Integration and Operation & Maintenance will be presented by more than 60 distinguished speakers from over 20 countries.
These include Salim Almarri, Majlis Ashura Saudi Arabia; Christian Bohtz, the product manager of Gas Power Plant Applications, Alstom, Switzerland; Jed Savager, Pinsent Masons (UAE); Dr Abdullah M. Al-Shehri, Governor, Electricity & Co-Generation Regulatory Authority (ECRA), Saudi Arabia; Robert Jones, the manager of Syngas Power Island Products, GE Energy and Gareth Saunders, the executive director, Willis, UK.-TradeArabia News Service