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Over 400 Global Leaders converge for the 4th Edition of Rotating Machinery Technology & Innovation Conference & Showcase (ME RoTIC 2021)

Global technical experts converged at the landmark 4th Edition of the Middle East Rotating Machinery Technology & Innovation Conference that spearheaded a host of discussions focusing on "New Products Improving Machinery Reliability & Performance"


Under the patronage of Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure, the 4th edition of The Middle East Rotating Machinery Technology & Innovation Conference, the largest and most prestigious gathering of rotating equipment leaders in the world, kicked off on 12th October at the Ritz Carlton-JBR, in the United Arab Emirates. Convened by Aldrich International, a global consulting platform spearheading the development of knowledge based platforms for the economies in the MENASEA markets, the forum is spurring a series of discussions focusing on “New Products Improving Machinery Reliability & Performance”, a theme that resonates with the conference’s steady vision to serve as a definitive check point for the oil and gas industry.

Showcasing this support for rotating equipment entities to thrive and grow globally and stressing on the way forward for the industry, Steven Young, Maintenance Team Leader, Sharjah National Oil Corporation (SNOC), part of the Technical Committee, in his speech addressed, “The expansion of regional gas transmission networks has led to increasing interest across the Middle East’s oil and gas industry in improving the energy efficiency of compressors when connected to a sales pipeline, any gas burnt to drive compressors is gas that can’t be sold! The relentless drive for fuel efficiency has made efficient gas engine driven reciprocating compressors an increasingly popular choice for gas gathering and gas injection applications.  At the Sharjah National Oil Corporation (SNOC) we’ve shown that reciprocating compressors can be added to existing centrifugal compressor-based plants with the two compressors technologies working together in harmony.  I was delighted to be able to share what we’ve learnt from our peers in the region’s premier event for rotating equipment specialists.”, added Mr. Young stressing on the need for controlling and operating centrifugal and reciprocating compressors in series. 


Commenting on the dry gas seal systems, Girish Kamal, Principal Rotating Equipment Engineer in his technical paper stated, “The design, operational and maintenance considerations are important in order to achieve a reliable, efficient, safe and cost-effective dry gas seal system. Selection and design of the best dry gas seal system for the intended application would largely depend upon proper communication and interaction between the gas seal manufacturer, compressor OEM’s as well as the end user during the design stage. ME RoTIC is a highly sought after event as the largest conference in the Middle East targeted for rotating machinery end users, manufacturers as well as service providers. It is an excellent arena for gaining insights into technical advancement and innovations happening in rotating machinery industry, sharing knowledge and exchange of ideas, peer networking with industry leaders and experts and enhancing one's overall professional development.”


The 4th ME RoTIC also recognized excellence within the Rotating Equipment industry on October 12th whereby three ME RoTIC Performance Awards were given away by Steven Young, Maintenance Team Leader, Sharjah National Oil Corporation (SNOC), part of the Technical Committee, to the top performing operators based on their performance in the RoTIC Leaderboard – a groundbreaking performance assessment tool aimed at enabling operators to benchmark their performance against their peers.


Winners at the 4th ME RoTIC Performance Awards include:


  • Best Innovation Award: Yanbu Refinery Department, Saudi Aramco
  • Best Technical Paper Award: ADNOC Gas Processing
  • Reliability Excellence Award: Abqaiq Plant, Saudi Aramco 

Speaking ahead of the conference, Callum Brown, Sales Engineering Manager, Prometheus Group delivered a technical paper on ‘Your Integrated Future: The only real way to bring together maintenance, operations, health and safety, asset data and more.’ 


Aurore Devillez, Director of Sales, Prometheus Group & Utopia, our proud Platinum Sponsors, said "As a Platinum Sponsor of ME RoTIC, Prometheus Group is thrilled to contribute to this premier event. We believe the content of our presentation, "Your Integrated Future: The Only Real Way to Bring Together Maintenance, Operations, Health and Safety, Asset Data and More" is relevant, timely, and instructive to all event attendees. Since 1998, Prometheus Group has been helping organizations in asset intensive industries to achieve their enterprise asset management goals. Of the many reasons to partner with this prestigious event, we are most excited about the opportunity to connect in person with EAM and reliability professionals in Dubai and from around the globe." 


Jason Brown, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Allied Power Group; our Proud Gold Sponsor, said, “As the largest independent Industrial Gas Turbine Repair company, Allied Power Group is growing our footprint to the Middle East to provide the same quality and service , our North American customers have seen over the past 16 years.  We look forward to meeting with each of you over the next three days to share with you the APG advantage and look to become your Power Partner for the years to come.”


Chen Qiming, Director of European & Middle East, SBW Group; our Proud Gold Sponsor, said, “SBW are proud to sponsor the ME RoTIC conference, which provides an excellent forum to share best practice and technical excellence in the heart of the World Oil & Gas industry. As SBW continues to expand our work in the Middle East region, the RoTIC conference gives us an opportunity for personal contact with key leaders in the sector, and we look forward to a positive and meaningful exchange of information through the week. We thank the ME RoTIC organising committee for their initiative in bringing together owners, operators and suppliers, and are confident that this will bring rewards across the industry in the coming years.”


The conference also saw technical papers from operators, end-users and technology providers focusing on the future of rotating machineries, predictive maintenance, digital twins, eliminating hydraulic control and trip oil from steam turbines through electrical actuation and self-contained hydrostatic trip valves, prominence of correct unit of measurement in vibration analysis, reducing SFC/MFC contract cycle time, Abqaiq plants condition monitoring excellence, to mention a few of them.


Partners & Exhibitors at the 4th Edition of ME RoTIC include: Prometheus Group & Utopia, SBW Group, Allied Power Group, EOS GmBH, Hoerbiger, PSM, A Hanwha Company, Neuman & Esser Group, Donaldson, SULZER, Metrix Instrument/ Petrosolutions, De Pretto Industrie, German Pneumatics Engineering GmbH, Atlas Copco, Burckhardt Compression, CCC Global, Coleherne Group, Energy Control Technologies/ Next Engineering, Flowdy, Hytorc, MANN+HUMMEL, Al Masaood John Brown, Megger, Meraki Global Energy, PDM Analysis, Petrotech Inc., Rotating Global Service, Rotoflow, TransCanada Turbines, SKF, Symphony IndustrialAI, Quartzelec, Shin Nippon Machinery, Cryostar and Alpha Electrics.  To find us more about the 4th Middle East Rotating Machinery Technology & Innovation Conference & Showcase, visit: www.roticmiddleeast.com 

Join the global conversation on twitter: @MERoTIC2021 #MERoTIC




ME ROTIC 2021 will revolve around the theme ‘New Products Improving Machinery Reliability and Performance.’ The event is scheduled to take place on 12th - 14th October 2021 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates to show itself as an ideal location for the world of business and trade in Middle East. The upcoming event will gather the technical experts from all over the world to discuss the latest technology related to Rotating Machinery for various Industries and to network with key industry peers. The forum will enhance communication and help in exchanging knowledge between the major stakeholders in the industry.


ME RoTIC will be the fourth rotating equipment technology and innovation conference in Middle East. The event will feature technologies from GCC and all over the world that will help Oil & Gas Producers, Power Generators, Aviation industry etc. to enhance their productivity more effectively in today’s challenges including maintenance and reliability areas of machinery.


Samuel Benedict, Executive Director of Aldrich International added that, as we recover from the shadow of the pandemic, it is exciting to see company’s competencies improvised much better, way stronger than the last few years.  Further, he added competencies cannot be proved without opportunities to thrive. 


We believe in creating these opportunities as we live in the Land of Opportunities- Dubai, United Arab Emirates. We hope to see you all again next year.




Aldrich International is a global consulting and event organizing firm assisting in both international and private clients to plan, develop, design, construct, operate and maintain hundreds of critical infrastructures in aviation, logistics, facilities management, oil and gas, energy, banking and finance industry around the world.


Visit us at www.aldrichme.com or follow us on Twitter @aldrich_events


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