French Energy Days: A Digital Live Event to support the Industrial & Environmental Transformation of ADNOC
within the framework of the digital transformation of the Oil & Gas sector in the United Arab Emirates, Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, organized alongside two leading O&G French multinationals TOTAL and TechnipFMC, the 1st virtual edition of the French Energy Days with ADNOC.
Held under the patronage of HE Xavier Chatel, Ambassador of France to the UAE and Dr Saif Sultan Al Nasseri, CEO of ADNOC Gas Processing, the event took place on December 16th, 2020 and highlighted promising solutions from a select delegation of 12 companies, in the field of Digitalization, Energy Efficiency, O&G 4.0 technologies, Robotics.
Among the audience, ADNOC employees attended the sessions to understand how the French expertise could contribute to the ambitious Ruwais Transformation Program aiming to become a fully integrated refining & petrochemicals Hub in the Middle East.
The highlighted solutions focused on energy and cost-savings accross the entire energy production value chain such as installation, maintenance, energy consumptions, targeting a more efficient and sustainable industry.
In line with “La French Fab” values, the companies emphasized their efficiency to achieve the growth potential of the 4th O&G industrial revolution, in order to play an active role in accelerating digital transformation.
Powered by Business France, along with the French energy community in the UAE, part of the French Business Group Abu Dhabi, the French Fab companies tend to respond indeed to the following context: how to enhance ADNOC operational efficiency and maximize its performance while driving profitability?
Foued Kefif, Head of Industry & Cleantech department at Business France in the UAE commented : “we strongly believe that the industry needs more innovators and entrepreneurs specialized in cutting edge technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, IOT and energy efficiency ; by bringing such fast growing tech companies, we wanted, through the event, to meet ADNOC’s top priorities”.
Supported by TOTAL, the O&G Exploration & Production leader, the event was also the occasion to present how the French companies can take part in transforming Ruwais Industrial park into a technological advanced and fully integrated refining & petrochemical complex.
PcVue Solutions started the presentations with its technology focused on mastering interfaces between human, systems & connected things. Suez provided an overview of Water, Wastewater, Waste (HZW) solutions and integrated services. Nexson presented its design and fabrication of compact welded heat exchanger. Inertia talked about its engineering expertise in drilling assets. The French Company Febus Optics discussed about its distributed optical fiber sensing. From silicon integration to breakthrough analysers, Apix Analytics covered the reinventing gas chromatography in Oil & Gas sector. How to get more from data,
every day, at every plant, on every line was the focus presented by Braincube ; while Metron talked about how to unlock new energy saving opportunities with its platform for energy efficiency. The Performance Management for the Energy and Maritime industries was brought to ADNOC employees by Opsealog .
Dr. Saif Sultan Al Nasseri, CEO of ADNOC Gas Processing remarked that, “Reflecting our ambitious growth plans against our current operating realities, sustainable energy sector development requires boundaryless collaboration, new business model innovation and creative partnerships that can unlock value across the entire oil and gas ecosystem.”
TechnipFMC, during a keynote, unveiled Cybernetix, its autonomous solutions and robots to reduce costs and CO2 emissions. iXblue introduced its surface drone, a multi-mission survey platform designed for new challenges at sea. Edge Tech spotlighted the launch of its Intelligent & Connected Sensors for Process Industry.
Highlighting the company’s motto “focused on doing essential things”, Veolia spokesperson, talked about its sustainable and innovative solutions to meet operational performance and environmental compliance goals.
“French Fab companies are delighted to be part of the industrial and digital transformation of the UAE with such a prestigious and major player. Business France is very grateful for ADNOC’s commitment by its side for organizing such an event”, added KEFIF.
About Business France:
Business France is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating international investment in France.
It promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and runs the VIE international internship program. Business France has 1,500 personnel, both in France and in 55 countries throughout the world, who work with a network of partners.
ADNOC is one of the world's leading energy producers, and a primary catalyst for Abu Dhabi’s growth and diversification.
They operate across the entire hydrocarbon value chain, through a network of fully integrated businesses, with interests that range from exploration, production, storage, refining and distribution, to the development of a wide range of petrochemical products.
Since 1971, they have created thousands of jobs, driven the growth of a diverse knowledge-based economy, and played a key role in Abu Dhabi’s global emergence.
About La French Fab:
Named as the “new face of France’s industry”, La French Fab is an initiative launched in 2017 and supported by the French government, to renew the industrial sector, reinvigorate France’s regions, make industrial jobs more attractive, and draw attention to French industrial excellence. Over 800 solution providers (start-ups, SMEs and multinationals) are committed to spurring productivity growth and enhancing product quality among French industrials.
About TECHNIPFMC :
Why did they support the event ?
Massimo Bianchi, TechnipFMC Managing Director for UAE stated « TechnipFMC has the pleasure to participate as a partner in the 1st Digital French Energy DAYS hosted by Business France UAE to ADNOC Companies. Through our Technip Energies segment’s continuous presence for almost 4 decades in the country, we have played a pivotal role in local project development. We have been supporting investments in the local UAE industry in line with the UAE vision and objective to encourage and support local businesses, as well as the Emiratization drive through training, education and employment. »
« Over the years, the project landscape has undergone several changes and innovations. This virtual Event is an opportunity to address the latest French innovations in the energy industry around the topic of Digitalization and Robotics through the presentation of « Cybernetix », offering related to energy optimization in gas processing and plant operations and how robotics can contribute to drive performance and lower CO2 emissions » added Bianchi.