Yokogawa chief visits Abu Dhabi facility
Abu Dhabi, October 14, 2010
Yokogawa Electric Corporation’s president and CEO yesterday reinforced the company’s commitment to local customers in Abu Dhabi and to the promotion of technological cooperation with local academic institutions during a visit to the emirate.
Shuzo Kaihori visited the site of Yokogawa Middle East’s new engineering and project execution facility in Mussafah, Abu Dhabi, construction of which started in March 2010.
The new facility will complement Yokogawa Middle East’s existing sales and after-sales services capabilities in Abu Dhabi. To date, engineering work for the company’s local clients has been undertaken outside of Abu Dhabi.
The new facility is built in response to Yokogawa Middle East’s localisation objectives and recognition of Abu Dhabi’s importance as a regional hub in the oil and gas business.
In the last two years alone, Yokogawa Middle East has been awarded close to $200 million in control system orders from clients such as Abu Dhabi Gas Industries (Gasco), Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (Adco), Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Co. (Takreer), and so on.
Kaihori said: “As a global leader in industrial automation, Yokogawa continues its relentless pursuit of excellence and reaffirms its indisputable market position in Abu Dhabi. We can achieve and maintain this status only with the true, sincere support of our major customers in this valuable part of the world, including Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) group companies.
The main projects in Abu Dhabi to which Yokogawa Middle East is providing its world-class products and services expertise are the Gasco Habshan 5 Gas Processing Plant and NGL Train 4 projects, the Adco Asab, Shah, and Sahil oilfield developments, Adco’s Bab Gas Compression project, and Takreer’s Ruwais Refinery Expansion.
Kaihori also provided details on a Memorandum of Understanding Yokogawa signed in December 2009 with the Petroleum Institute of Abu Dhabi, under which both parties will collaborate to provide education in instrumentation and control technologies.
He said: “The program will range from lectures on automation theory to practical experiments in laboratories. The trainees will be Petroleum Institute students as well as Adnoc group company employees. We will also collaborate with the Petroleum Institute to provide short courses taught by our experienced trainers and experts to meet the industry’s needs and requirements. The courses will cover not only control and instrumentation but also various other fields in which Yokogawa has expertise, including quality management, and health, safety and environment management.” – TradeArabia News Service