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ADIPEC 2012 will showcase oil and gas technologies in a 10,500 square metres outdoor complex in response to unprecedented demand from industry exhibitors

ADIPEC outdoor areaThe grandstand area of ADNEC will be split into three sections. (Image source: ADNEC)

The grandstand area of Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) will be split into three sections, comprising a 4,000 square metres marquee containing specialist products and services for the offshore and marine oil and gas sectors; an open-air section for heavy-duty machinery, equipment and vehicles; and a VIP area for industry decision makers and local dignitaries.

Kimon Alexandrou, commercial director of dmg :: events, said, “ADIPEC has been growing and evolving since the first event in 1984. The 15th ADIPEC will be the first to have a large-scale outdoor complex serving both the onshore and offshore sectors, developed in response to the considered feedback we’ve received from exhibitors and visitors.”

The Offshore and Marine Hall, located within walking distance of ADNEC’s main atrium, will host more than 90 companies involved in exploration and production offshore. Companies will include ADNOC Group; Drydocks World LLC; National Marine Dredging Company; Rigmarine FZC; and Thuraya Telecommunications Company.

The purpose-built tent will also contain the first UAE Oil and Gas Museum, complete with rare artefacts, historical documents and decommissioned equipment donated by companies involved in the country’s oil and gas sector over the last 70 years.

The outdoor zone in front of the ADNEC grandstand will host more than 20 exhibitors displaying the heavy-duty vehicles and hardware used in modern-day oil and gas E&P, both onshore and offshore, such as Caterpillar; HB Rentals; National Oil Well Varco; Top Oilfield Industries Limited; and Weatherford Bin Hamoodah.

Outside will also be the Middle East Petroleum Club, a venue for ADIPEC’s most distinguished guests, complete with uniformed attendants and cuisine from Etihad Airways.

“Deals valued at more than US$4bn were secured at ADIPEC 2010. With even more exhibition space in 2012, and more opportunities for quality networking, the 15th edition of the show has even greater business potential,” commented Alexandrou.