More than 50 oil and gas companies have joined the Scotland pavilion at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC) this year – making it the biggest ever delegation to the event and almost double the number of companies which attended last year.
In addition, a number of companies will have their own stand or join partners /agents stands, bringing the total number of Scottish companies attending the event to around 75.
The Middle East is a key market for Scotland’s oil and gas sector with exports to the region rising to £2 billion in 2013. The UAE, in particular, saw an increase in activity during the same period to £1.1 billion, particularly in locations such as Dubai which is being used as a base by many companies operating in and around the country.
The region is also ranked top for immediate growth opportunities according to the International Activity of the Scottish Oil and Gas Supply Chain Survey.
The ‘pavilion’ has been organised by Scottish Enterprise and its international arm, Scottish Development International, whose spokesman said: “Despite the global challenges there are still opportunities for Scotland’s oil and Gas sector to grow.
“The Middle East is one of them and ADIPEC is a great platform to showcase Scotland’s world class skills and expertise. The record attendance on our pavilion this year – 60% of which are visiting Abu Dhabi and ADIPEC for the first time – is a strong reflection of the value and importance our supply chain puts on growing its international activity.
“Scotland has built up a strong relationship with the Middle East region over the years with it now being its second largest export market after the United States. As such, we’ve developed support mechanisms to enable companies to trade with almost all the oil and gas producing countries in the region. In addition, we’ve expanded our Dubai office and opened up a new office in Saudi Arabia signifying our commitment to the UAE and wider GCC region.”
Companies joining the Scotland pavilion:
|Adept Solutions||Monitor Systems Scotland Ltd|
|Alba Power||Omni International Consultants|
|ASET||Online Valves Ltd|
|BPD ZENITH||PDC Systems Limited|
|BRANDER Recruitment||Peak Global Consultancy Ltd|
|Cable Solutions Worldwide||Perigon Solutions|
|Centrifuges Un-Limited||Pipeline Technique|
|Clyde and Tay Group||RCP|
|Core Specialist Services Limited||Re-active Downhole Tools Ltd|
|CORETRAX Technology||Reclaim Subsea Ltd|
|Costain Upstream||Red Rooster Industrial (UK) Ltd|
|Cresent||SAFER Training (Scotland) Ltd|
|Cyberhawk||SAS Environment Service Ltd|
|Envitec International Ltd||Scaled Solutions Ltd|
|FoundOcean||Scoro Solutions Ltd|
|Glacier Energy Services||Scotland Electronics|
|Global Energy (SCS) Limited||Scots Bearings Limited|
|Global Pipe Components Ltd||SEL Specialist Electrical Distributors|
|GSS, Rhu Marina||Swagelining|
|Intervention Rentals Ltd||Task Fronterra Geoscience|
|IQ INTEGRITY||Think Tank Mathis|
|Juran Global||Tracker Service|
|Kelton Engineering||University of Aberdeen|
|Life Tech Engineering||Well-SENSE Technology Ltd|
|Limpet Technology Limited||XL Group|
|Matrix Risk Control||Xtreme Business Solutions Ltd|
|MDT International||Zenith Energy|