Comments come at 2013 Middle East Process Engineering Conference & Exhibition in Bahrain
RELATED ARTICLES: Empower to build first green plant in region | Dubai’s TCI rated as world’s most sustainable commercial building | Emirates GBC proposes financing scheme for green retrofitting More than 350 speakers have united at the ongoing 2013 Middle East Process Engineering Conference & Exhibition (MEPEC) in Bahrain to discuss the latest trends, issues and challenges faced by the region’s process engineering under the theme ‘Meeting Future Challenges through Engineering Excellence.’ Held under the patronage of HRH Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa, the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain, around 1500 delegates are present at the conference which will cover manufacturing & operational excellence, capital project efficiency, talent & technology development, process and molecular modelling, clean fuel, environment and sustainability, process safety & risk mitigation and process automation & optimisation. Present at the event as one of the platinum sponsors, DuPont, the American chemical company, emphasised the importance of adopting sustainable practices to optimise process engineering. “Sustainability cannot be an afterthought; it has to be a priority,” said Simon Herriott, global managing director, consulting, DuPont Sustainable Solutions. “It has to be integrated into everything we do as a company every day. In doing so, companies can better secure long-term success and maintain viability of an organization.” The company is expected to present 11 technical papers at the Conference to address topics ranging from creating cleaner fuels and reducing environmental footprint, to cultivating operational discipline and effectively managing large capital projects. “DuPont is working closely with its clients to ensure operational quality while developing innovative solutions for challenges such as sustainability. The Middle East is a hotbed of industrial activity and is undergoing scrutiny for the environmental impacts of its developments.” “MEPEC is an excellent platform to discuss how our region can better incorporate sustainability strategies into its diverse businesses, and how DuPont solutions fit perfectly into the productivity-with-sustainability equation,” said Ricardo Brahim, Oil & Gas leader, DuPont, Middle East.