Siemens demonstrates benefits of oil and gas portfolio to top customers in Qatar
- Qatar: Thursday, January 10 - 2013 at 14:27
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Siemens, the global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering operating in the energy, infrastructure, industry and healthcare sectors, has strengthened further its engagement in Qatar's rapidly developing economy by exhibiting its diverse portfolio of innovative products and solutions aimed at driving down costs, boosting efficiencies, and meeting sustainability needs in the country's oil and gas sector.
"At Siemens, we understand that the oil, gas and petrochemical industry is being driven by changing feedstock and downstream diversification. Workshops such as the Oil & Gas Technology Forum allow us to address and assist Qatar's aim to achieve sustainable development and provide solutions that would help manage its hydrocarbon wealth in the most efficient manner," said Bernhard Fonseka, CEO of Siemens WLL, the Qatari unit of Siemens AG. "It also serves as a platform to focus on our customers and their needs right where they are."
"The Technology Forum reinforces our dedication to supporting Qatar's infrastructure plans for its National Vision 2030 and also serves as an opportunity to interact with our long-term customers," Fonseka said.
The portfolio of the Siemens Oil & Gas Division covers the full spectrum of products and solutions for storing, transporting, water treatment and processing oil and gas. In addition to solutions, products and systems for the oil and gas industry, the division also supplies gas and steam turbines for industrial applications, as well as compression solutions for use in the petrochemical industries and in oil and gas treatment.
"With Qatar's oil and gas sector expanding rapidly and energy demand on the rise, leading-edge turbine technology offered by Siemens can play an important role increasing efficiencies, reliability and environmental compatibility for the industry," said Hamad Al Khayyat, General Manager, Oil & Gas Division, Siemens WLL.
At the forum, Siemens experts also discussed how the company's process safety solutions, for example for asset integrity management, can be used by oil and gas industry customers to safeguard their operations through monitoring of their equipment and performance optimization. As a world leader in building environmentally-friendly solutions, Siemens, based on its Totally Integrated Automation and Totally Integrated Power concepts, has also designed and successfully implemented solutions for power supply, power distribution, process automation and drive technology to meet the increasing environmental concerns and safety standards of the oil and gas and related industries.
Siemens has provided numerous of its solutions to Qatar's oil and gas industry in recent years. In 2012, Siemens was selected by Qatar Petrochemical Company (Qapco) to provide its Wet Air Oxidation (WAO) system for a wastewater treatment plant that will be commissioned in 2013. Siemens also provided its biggest offshore Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) installed base in Qatar at Maersk Oil's Al Shaheen field and has been awarded a five-year general services contract for on-call and maintenance support of the system. In 2006, Siemens received the first order of 12 steam-turbine-driven compressor trains from Shell Petrochemicals for the biggest gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant in the world in Qatar.
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