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ADIPEC Exhibition Highlights

by Daniel Canty on Dec 26, 2012

Abu Dhabi's National Exhibition Centre came to life for ADIPEC.
Abu Dhabi's National Exhibition Centre came to life for ADIPEC.

Speedy International took the opportunity at ADIPEC to announce that it will be expanding its services to the Middle East’s oil and gas industry, following the award of a US$ 50 million services contract with ADNOC’s support services arm ESNAAD.

As a group, Speedy has gained many years of experience globally using its technical expertise in major oil and gas infrastructure projects combined with its asset management services. Operating in the Middle East since 2010, the company is now investing heavily in its fleet and services to the petrochemicals industry.

“As a leading provider of specialist equipment, expertise and support services to the oil and gas sector, we offer the youngest fleet in the region, having invested $31.3 million since launching our Middle East operations in 2010,” said Andy Carter, managing director of Speedy International.

Speedy offers specialised equipment for pipeline process works, industrial shutdowns and turnarounds, temporary power solutions, and offshore and onshore process works, all from its new 30,000 sq ft regional headquarters in Mussafah, Abu Dhabi.

“We offer flexible services ranging from equipment rental to on-site temporary depot set-up specific to project requirements.

Our extensive product range includes generators, nitrogen production units, boosters, compressors, lighting towers, lifting and hand tools, while our services include test, repair, inspect and maintenance (TRIM) to ensure our clients enjoy smooth operations in what is a high-risk environment,” said Carter.

“In just a few years we have become the registered contractor for some of the region’s leading petrochemical companies, including ADNOC. In July, we were appointed as subcontract partner to ESNAAD to provide logistics, asset management and equipment rental services to support Zakum Development Company’s (ZADCO) flagship UZ 750 Project at Abu Dhabi’s Upper Zakum field, the fourth largest oilfield in the world,” Carter added.

The contract, which is for an initial period of five years with a two year extension option, covers the full range of logistics, asset management and equipment rental services required to support drilling and processing activities on four artificial islands which are being constructed by ZADCO.

For German industrial cable gland and cable protection developer Hummel, ADIPEC was also a glimmering success, drawing potential investors interested in the company’s design and quality standards.

“Every visitor at our booth was immediately impressed by the quality of our products, made in Germany,” said the company’s chairman Holger Hummel. “The ADIPEC is definitely the exhibition in the Middle East when it comes to relevant products for the oil and gas sector.

It is the best chance to meet existing and potential customers in that region,” he continued. “It is also a place where you can actually see new exciting products and services.”

This year, Hummel promoted a new range of cable glands for hazardous areas. Hummel supplies all types of cable glands for different applications, this includes flame-protected industrial polyamide cable glands made of V0 material.

Cables are really the veins and lifelines of any project, and according to Hummel, most visitors to the stall had a keen understanding of the technology, “therefore it was a pleasure to discuss in depth the details of our products,” he said.

Following on from its successful presence this time around, Hummel expects that the company will be returning to ADIPEC next year, “We will definitely be there and I am sure, we will have something new in our pocket for next year.”

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