ADIPEC 2022 concludes, event attended by 15,000 industry professionals
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ADIPEC 2022 concludes, event attended by 15,000 industry professionals

ADIPEC 2022 concludes, event attended by 15,000 industry professionals

Held under the theme of ‘The future of energy: secure, affordable and sustainable’, ADIPEC brought together global leaders to discuss critical issues around energy security and sustainability

Zubina Ahmed

Held under the theme of ‘The Future of Energy: Secure, Affordable and Sustainable’, ADIPEC 2022, the region’s leading global energy event concluded on November 3.

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) hosted the four-day exhibition at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).

The show brought together global leaders from across markets to tackle critical issues around the security, affordability and sustainability of energy.

A record number of over 15,000 industry professionals gathered from 160 countries this year. The exhibition also had over 28 country pavilions.

Here are some key highlights from the four-day event

At the opening ceremony, Dr Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, MD and group CEO of ADNOC, called for “maximum energy, minimum emissions” and stressed that “the world needs all the energy solutions it can get: oil, gas, solar, wind, nuclear, and hydrogen”.

Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, highlighted the importance of diversifying energy sources, as well as reducing emissions when discussing the ongoing work that the UAE is doing to achieve net zero by 2050.

UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan visited the pavilion of ADNOC. During his visit, Sheikh Mohamed was briefed about ADNOC’s projects, initiatives and international partnerships, which helped consolidate the UAE’s stature as a reliable energy supplier, a key player in achieving a realistic and gradual energy transition, and a supporter of climate action.

He also met with several ministers and energy sector leaders visiting ADIPEC and discussed with them recent geopolitical developments and their repercussions on the global energy sector, as well as the mutual efforts and proposed solutions to ensure the security and sustainability of energy supplies.

Joint MoIAT-UK roundtable explores industrial investment opportunities

UK-based industrial companies attended a business roundtable meeting hosted by the Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT).

Senior business leaders met with Omar Al Suwaidi, Under-Secretary of MoIAT, who delivered a presentation on the UAE’s FDI value proposition including the incentives and enablement solutions under the ‘Make it in the Emirates’ initiative. Representatives from ADNOC, Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development, Abu Dhabi Investment Office, and TAZIZ also delivered presentations ahead of a general discussion between delegates.

Delegates also discussed the future of supply chain opportunities in a post-pandemic world. As well as networking with stakeholders, Al Suwaidi introduced them to the ‘Make it in the Emirates’ campaign, an open invitation to industrials, investors, innovators, and entrepreneurs to benefit from the UAE’s exceptional value proposition.

RPM signed new partnerships with Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation 

Response Plus Holding (RPM), one of the leading providers of healthcare services in the UAE,  signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with NNPC Medical Services Limited (NMSL).

On the occasion, RPM CEO Major Tom Louis said, “Signing with NNPC today is a first step toward establishing a full healthcare solution for NNPC to help them to manage their hospitals, site clinic, emergencies and affiliated services. This will be the first oil & gas company as part of RPM’s expansion plans in Africa and we would be looking into other oil & gas companies in Africa in the near future.”

Mallam Mele Kyari Group CEO, NNPC said, “NNPC is happy to work with the RPM team to improve healthcare delivery for its staff and other Nigerians:”

Khalifa University to host Siemens Energy’s Abu Dhabi Innovation Centre

Khalifa University of Science and Technology announced that it will host Siemens Energy’s Abu Dhabi Innovation Centre at its Sas Al Nakhl Campus.

The move will leverage both partners’ strengths to accelerate the journey to net zero, with technology and research co-creation opportunities, knowledge transfer, development of local capabilities, as well as employment opportunities.

The Innovation Centre will strengthen specialised skill sets and create 75 high-skilled jobs in Abu Dhabi by 2025. Siemens Energy will also offer at least six internships annually to students from Abu Dhabi universities, of which 50 per cent of the interns will be Emiratis.

It will also act as an incubator for new technologies, bringing together customers, industrial partners, academia, and research centres, to accelerate the commercialization of innovative solutions driving the energy transition.

UAE, US signed a partnership to advance climate action goals, boost renewable energies

The UAE and the US signed a strategic partnership at ADIPEC to support the energy transition, advance shared climate goals, and boost global energy security.

Read: UAE, US sign partnership to advance climate action goals, boost renewable energies

ADIPEC Awards honoured excellence across the global energy industry

The 12th ADIPEC Awards recognised outstanding individuals, projects and ideas that are transforming the global energy industry.

This year’s awards, which took place at Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, placed a strong emphasis on sustainability and innovative lower-carbon energy solutions with 10 winners being selected from over 1,000 entries.

Over 350 companies from 62 countries submitted nominations for the awards with a distinguished jury of oil and gas industry leaders deliberating on the entries.

Fatema Al Nuaimi, CEO of ADNOC LNG, and ADIPEC Awards chairperson, said: “ The ADIPEC Awards celebrate innovation, excellence, and transformational leadership as they recognise individuals and companies who have a profound impact across the energy industry. As the global energy landscape evolves, the awards will continue to encourage innovative and forward-thinking solutions that can help enable a more sustainable energy future.”



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