4,000 expected at Power + Water ME event
Abu Dhabi, October 8, 2012
More than 4,000 visitors are expected to attend the Power + Water Middle East Exhibition and Leaders’ Forum, which opened today at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec).
Abdulla Saif Al Nuaimi, the director general of Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA), officially inaugurated the event which has over 100 exhibitors from 25 countries.
Held in partnership with ADWEA, the forum is set to go on till October 10.
According to research specialists Ventures Middle East, ten power and water projects worth $5.9 billion have begun construction in the country so far in 2012, including the $4.5 billion Phase II of the Emal Power Plant – a six sq km site in Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad) in Al Taweelah, half way between Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
Elsewhere in the Middle East, 97 new power and water projects worth $32.7 billion have either begun construction in 2012 or are about to commence before year’s end, highlighting the massive opportunities in the region for developers, manufacturers, buyers and service providers in the power and water related industries.
Anita Mathews, exhibition director for Power + Water Middle East, said: “Population growth, rapid industrialisation and urbanisation continue to drive demand for power and water in the Middle East region, which is expected to triple over the next 25 years.”
“This in turn creates the need for increased demand of suppliers, contractors, manufacturers and expertise. Power + Water Middle East 2012 is the region’s premier event for showcasing power and water-related products and services, providing a platform for professionals from these industries to interact with a number of the world’s leading companies and organisations.”
A new addition this year at Abu Dhabi’s showcase event for the energy sector is the Smart Grid Master Class, delivered by UAE based technical and business advisory The Powerful Solutions (TPS).
Set to take place tomorrow (October 9), the master class will present a thread bare analysis of smart grid information, what it will change and what will be the resistance points as organisations seek to improve the efficiency, reliability, and sustainability of the production and distribution of electricity to regional end users.
Now in its fifth year and organised by Informa Exhibitions, Power + Water Middle East is co-located with Intermat Middle East and is held with the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ADCCI) as a strategic partner.
Power + Water Middle East is the region’s showcase for power and water related products and services. Opening times are from 10am to 6pm daily, located in halls three and four at Adnec. – TradeArabia News Service