Emerson in Egypt training academy deal
Cairo, July 4, 2011
Emerson Process Management, a global business of Emerson that offers innovative process automation solutions, has signed a MoU to deliver training courses at the Egypt-based Engineering for the Petroleum & Process Industries (ENPPI) Academy.
The ENPPI academy is the educational arm of the company which has an international presence as an EPC main contractor and management contractor for onshore and offshore projects.
As per the terms of the agreement, Emerson will receive its own training facility within the Academy and focus on training new graduate engineers and offering professional training services to numerous customers in Egypt and the rest of the Arab world.
This deal will help expand Emerson’s presence in the Egyptian market beyond its current client base which includes industry heavyweights such as Gasco Egypt, Ebic, Rashpetco and Egypt LNG, said the US-based company in a statement.
Olfat Ezzat, chairman assistant for HR & ENPPI Academy, and David Kraft, Middle East and Africa sales director for Emerson Process Management signed the MoU in the presence of senior representatives from both companies.
“Emerson is one of the leading suppliers of automated systems and instrumentation for several major oil, gas and petrochemicals companies in the Egyptian market, and we provide these companies with a wide range of technologies and services based on our PlantWeb automation architecture,” said Kraft.
“ENPPI is committed to upgrading the skills base of personnel in this market, and we strongly believe the technical expertise imparted through our courses will assist in the Academy’s efforts by enhancing the curriculum offered to students,” he added.
Alaa Hegazy, ENPPI chairman assistant for instrumentation and control & telecoms engineering division, said, “The impact on the Egyptian industry is expected to be high, as this is the first instance in which a generation of ENPPI engineers, customers and sub-vendors will be educated on Emerson’s integrated solutions and technologies.”
The Emerson facility at the academy will be fully equipped with the equipment that makes up PlantWeb architecture. Emerson will also provide ENPPI with a certified instructor to conduct these courses for both company personnel and clients, said a senior official.
“As the only vendor that can cover a full scope of PlantWeb courses and training demonstrations in this market, we expect Emerson’s consultancy on the training programme to enhance the course’s attractiveness not only within the Egyptian market but to a wider student base from the rest of the Mena,” remarked Ahmed Abbas, MEA service sales specialist, Emerson Process Management.-TradeArabia News Service