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Bahrain readying to host MERTC

MANAMA, February 16, 2020

Bahrain will host the Fourth Middle East Refining Technologies Conference (MERTC) and Exhibition from March 3 to 4 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Bahrain.
 
The event is organised by the World Refining Association in cooperation and coordination with the National Oil and Gas Authority (Noga) and with the support of the Gulf Refining Union and a number of international oil companies.
 
Under the patronage of Oil Minister, Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, the event will see a number of experts, specialists, heads and managers of companies operating in the field of oil refining, as well as those interested in the field of refining technology in the technical, research and academic sectors participating in the conference.
 
The Minister of Oil appreciated the World Refining Association for choosing Bahrain to hold a series of conferences and exhibitions in the Middle East for refining technology for the fourth time on the territory of the kingdom.
 
He valued highly the tireless efforts that contributed to organising this important event.
He said that the participation of various specialised agencies in the event will enhance the exchange of knowledge and access to the latest developments in modern technologies in this aspect, which in turn enhances the national economy, sustainable development and constructive participation to raise the efficiency of the human element and other relevant sectors in order to develop refining projects in the Kingdom of Bahrain and the private areas of the Middle East in general.
 
He praised the positive support provided by the government and its keenness to put in place the success requirement for such important events.
 
The scientific papers and discussion sessions of the conference will focus on many topics, including: the future of the refining industry and future technologies and strategic projects aimed at raising the level of refineries, the optimal investment in development research and benefiting from it commercially and the integration of opportunities in the field of refining and petrochemicals, digital transformation and other sectors.
 
The minister said that Noga is working on implementing a number of vital projects that support the development of the oil and gas sector in the Kingdom of Bahrain during this period. He pointed out that the Bahrain Refinery Modernisation Project that is in process done with support of TechnipFMC company as a prime contractor for the refinery modernisation project, which is one of the strategic projects in the Kingdom of Bahrain to raise the level of the refinery in order to enhance competitiveness and profitability and continue to contribute to the national economy by increasing the production of the refinery.
 
He stressed the importance of knowing the latest modern technologies in this field and the possibility of using them in vital projects in order to speed the completion and implementation and reduce the cost.
 
The Middle East Refining Technology Conference and Exhibition is a global event that brings together decision makers from stakeholders in refineries, petrochemical producers and technology providers from all parts of the world to exchange knowledge and experiences and discuss the most important issues related to this vital field that will help in the study and review of existing technologies and how to benefit from new technologies.
 
A number of local, regional and international companies will participate in the exhibition accompanying the conference to showcase the latest findings of modern technologies and studies and discuss the most important issues related to the refining and petrochemical industry. -- Tradearabia News Service
 
 
 



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