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Bahrain Oil Minister opens Mideast corrosion exhibition-forum

TDT | Manama    

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HE Dr. Mohammed bin Mubarak Bin Daina, Oil and Environment Minister and Special Envoy for Climate Affairs, inaugurated the 18th Middle East Corrosion Conference and Exhibition (MECC), with the participation of more than 500 senior officials, specialists, and those interested from various countries.

The 18th MECC is co-organised by the Bahrain Society of Engineers (BSE) and the Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) Dhahran-Saudi Arabia Chapter, in cooperation with the Bahraini Ministry of Oil and Environment, supported by Saudi Aramco and several specialised global oil companies.

The minister expressed his pride in Bahrain’s hosting of the MECC since its launch in 1979, which affirms Bahrain’s reputation for holding various international events that contribute to the exchange of expertise and increase positive outcomes.

He pointed out the importance of discussing metal corrosion, in which the geographical location, climatic conditions, and the significant use of metal in various sectors, including pipelines, bridges, buildings, aircraft, and electrical appliances, are the most prominent factors in it.

Dr. Bin Daina emphasised the importance of reviewing modern studies and technology of corrosion and rust prevention methods to contribute to the reduction of risk and cost.

Wail A. Al Jaafari, Executive Vice President of Technical Services of Saudi Aramco, praised the organisation of this conference since its launch and affirmed that it became a hub for strengthening cooperation in the oil industry.


He added that the conference reflects 45 years of partnership between Saudi Aramco and BSE, reflecting the commitment and cooperation of both parties to face common challenges.

Al Jaafari said the Fourth Industrial Revolution Centre (4IR) of Saudi Aramco works to provide solutions for metal corrosion, and it monitors 6.5 million data points.