Top Qatar firms to offer technical tours
Doha, January 3, 2013
Ras Abu Fontas Power and Desalination Plant and Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP), two of Qatar’s leading establishments, will open their doors to technical tours as part of an upcoming energy summit in Doha.
The 11th annual Power-Gen Middle East will take place from February 4 to 6 at Qatar National Convention Centre.
The tours, opening on February 4, will provide a rare behind the scenes view of Ras Abu Fontas and QSTP’s facilities and the various research and commercial technologies employed.
Highlights will include presentations by Ras Abu Fontas plant management and QSTP’s leading research centres such as ConocoPhillips Water Sustainability Centre, Chevron Centre for Sustainable Energy Efficiency, ExxonMobil Research Qatar and Qatar Shell Research Centre.
Both tours are optional and open to registered delegates at a cost 80 euros ($105.8) for Ras Abu Fontas and 30 euros for 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.
Under the patronage of Dr Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry, Power-Gen Middle East 2013 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 required for energy efficient development, investments and partnerships.
“We are also delighted to present an unparalleled exhibition that will showcase some of the most innovative technologies and viable, sustainable solutions to meet the region’s growing energy challenges by leading established and growth companies.”
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 demand growth.
Over the course of three days, topics such power project development; grid potential and tomorrow’s alternatives will be presented by more than 60 distinguished speakers from over 20 countries.
Delegates and visitors will also have the opportunity to view first-hand innovative and cutting-edge products and technologies by over 135 leading regional and international companies. – TradeArabia News Service