Top power, water summit opens in Doha
Doha, February 5, 2013
The Power-Gen Middle East and WaterWorld Middle East 2013 conference and exhibition offering regional and global perspectives about topical power and water issues opened in Doha today.
The events will run until February 6 at Qatar National Convention Centre.
The official ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the exhibition floor was led by Dr Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada, Qatar’s Minister of Energy and Industry along with Muhammed Bin Ahmed Bin Towar Al Kuwari, vice chairman, Qatar Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Ali Bin Abdulateef Al Misnad, honorary treasurer, Qatar Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
Prior to the opening, technical tours of Ras Abu Fontas Power & Desalination Plant and Qatar Science & Technology Park provided delegates the chance to experience behind-the-scenes plant operations and visit cutting-edge energy and environment centres.
Highlights of the Ras Abu Fontas technical tour included exchange of ideas about its gas-fired and desalination facilities whilst Qatar Science & Technology Park tour included presentations and demonstrations by Qatar Shell Research & Technology Centre, ExxonMobil Research Qatar and Total’s Research Centre, offering delegates exclusive insights into the extensive research methodologies and state-of-the-art techniques being carried out amongst today’s leading players in power industry.
Organised by PennWell Corporation, the event will offer regional and international perspectives about topical power and water issues and opportunities for future growth and development. It will also present new and innovative solutions using pioneering technology to overcome the financial, resource and environmental challenges facing today’s power and water industry.
Highlights of the event include Power-Gen Middle East’s Keynote Session to with presentations including an Overview of the Power Industry in the Middle East and SEC Generation Projects Plan 2012-2022 (Growth & Opportunities) followed by Kurdistan Region Iraq Electricity Situation – Feb 2013.
WaterWorld Middle East will also feature a spotlight session, Country Spotlights with presentations including Qatar’s Inner Doha Re-Sewerage Implementation Strategy (IDRIS), An Overview of Jordan’s Water Sector, Spotlights on Wastewater Sector in Iraq and Desalination Developments Across the Middle East.
Other notable sessions that are expected to attract great interest include POWER-GEN Middle East’s panel discussion Challenges and Opportunities for Power Project Development and similarly WaterWorld’s Panel Debate, Desalination’s Changing Landscape- Thermal to RO.
Aside from the conference, the dual exhibition hosts cutting-edge power and water technologies on display by leading regional and international companies. players such as Qatar Electricity & Water Company, Alstom, Romanian National Pavilion, General Electric, Metito and Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies. – TradeArabia News Service