ABB discusses key technologies to power Oman
Muscat, January 8, 2014
Automation giant ABB along with its subsidiary Ventyx discussed new technologies to power Oman at a two-day conference and exhibition hosted by the Electricity Holding Company of Oman (EHC).
The EHC is a group of ten companies engaged in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity and water services in the Sultanate.
Over 300 leading companies took part in the conference which saw experts network with current and future suppliers to learn about potential projects and business opportunities.
The key discussions in the conference were on upcoming and future utility projects for the next five years in Oman.
The conference was to promote sharing knowledge and new technologies to develop a world-class electricity sector within Oman, said a senior official.
Brian Hull, the country manager, ABB in Oman said, “This was a great platform to showcase our long history and rich heritage of technology innovation. ABB not only invented or pioneered many power and automation technologies, but has retained technology and market leadership.”
In addition to showcasing ABB’s solutions in the exhibition, Mark Maarrawy, the senior business solutions consultant at Ventyx delivered a keynote address on “Real-Time Monitoring and Maintenance of assets”.
As part of the Ventyx Middle East Club Seminar Series 2013, there was also a thought leadership seminar on ‘Asset Health’ on the first day of the main conference.
Richard Jones, the senior VP for Mena at Ventyx, also highlighted how companies like E.ON and American Electric Power were working with ABB and Ventyx, an ABB company to leverage a predictive approach to optimize their operations and execute the right strategies for the future.
He discussed practice-oriented approaches that can help companies minimize catastrophic failures, prioritize maintenance and replacement decisions, optimize asset investment strategies and improve reliability, productivity and safety.-TradeArabia News Service