Welsh Government will take a delegation of Welsh exhibitors to one of the largest exhibitions for the oil and gas sector ADIPEC in the UAE capital of Abu Dhabi.
Twelve Welsh companies will be represented at ADIPEC, joining some 2,000 exhibitors from around the world to showcase their products and services to 95,000 visitors.
The Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), held 13 – 16 November, is one of the world’s most influential events for the oil and gas industry.
For Welsh businesses, this event could be crucial to securing export opportunities in the oil and gas sector across the Middle East.
Huntingdon Fusion Techniques (HFT) in Burry Port was established more than 40 years ago and manufactures weld purging products and accessories for companies involved in the fabrication of stainless steel.
HFT is expanding its product range in the Middle East and will demonstrate and promote new products and technology at ADIPEC.
Georgia Gascoyne, CEO of Huntingdon Fusion Techniques (HFT), said: “HFT is delighted to have the opportunity to take part in ADIPEC 2017 following success at the exhibition last year.
“Whilst we have very good representation already in the Gulf, having a presence at the show means we can meet many of our existing customers over the week and show them our new product developments.
“This year we will be launching our new Tungsten Electrode Grinder, a product we had previously dropped from our range due to increased competition but have been persuaded to bring back due to technical advantage and price constraints.
“We are also looking for new customers and projects and ADIPEC is the ideal platform for that.”
For Neath-based Hornbill Engineering, the trade mission is crucial for promoting the business at an international level. Hornbill is a full-service electrical engineering partner.
Stuart James, sales manager for Hornbill Engineering said: “This will be the first year for Hornbill attending ADIPEC.
“Our goals are to demonstrate our expertise and capabilities as full turnkey electrical engineering company within this global market.
“Hornbill Engineering Ltd would like to develop existing and form new relationships within the UAE and beyond.”
Another firm heading to the event is WCL,
WCL serves an international customer base in the oil and gas, aerospace, automotive, glass, wood, steel and nuclear industries throughout Europe, MENA, South Africa and India.
Warren Lewis, the technical manager for Wall Colmonoy, said: “Wall Colmonoy is a regular exhibitor at ADIPEC and other oil and gas orientated exhibitions worldwide.
“We’re proud to showcase our range of corrosion resistant surfacing alloys, castings and services for various applications within the extraction and petrochemical sectors.
“We have a wide range of products and services for the many applications within the exploration and drilling sectors.
“We want to meet with new and existing customers and to keep growing our reputation in the sector.”
A full list of all Welsh companies exhibiting at ADIPEC are: