Emerson to back PI Institute courses
Abu Dhabi, February 1, 2012
Emerson Process Management recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Petroleum Institute of Abu Dhabi (PI), an engineering school, towards supporting the school's programmes through technology trasnfers.
Under the terms of the MoU, Emerson will also support PI's development programmes that bring industry and academia together.
“Emerson is strongly committed to developing the skills base and capacities of the Abu Dhabi oil & gas industry. We are very interested in investigating where we can contribute to PI’s R&D efforts in the area of engineering through practical research applications,” said Steve Sonnenberg, president of Emerson Process Management.
“We aim to further enhance PI’s excellent engineering programs and provide students with a challenging curriculum that leads to development work benefiting both parties.”
Emerson will provide joint seminars, workshops and training courses in automation, control and instrumentation and offer PI students summer internship opportunities and field trips to manufacturing plants, assembly plants and service centers. Emerson will also donate a life-sized plant representation with a functioning control system and instrumentation.
In addition, the MoU involves the provision of a tailored program to PI students utilising Emerson’s PlantWeb University and Control Loop Foundation courses with the capacity to track progress and provide formal qualifications.
Emerson’s accredited Flow Calibration and Service facility in Abu Dhabi – the first and only one of its kind in the Middle East – will be used to support PI’s R&D and graduation projects.
PI is financed and governed by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc).
Under the terms of the MoU, PI will provide infrastructure and space for the permanent installation of the donated equipment and will promote the courses and seminars internally and, if required, externally to any of the Adnoc group of companies.
The MoU underscores Emerson’s commitment to capacity building in the Middle East region and improving its long-term relationship with the PI and the Adnoc group of companies. – TradeArabia News Service