Russia’s Offshore Marintec Conference Hosts EU Energy Partners

Posted: November 6, 2014 in Free Trade, Technology and Energy

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The First Russian Specialised Exhibition And Conference Offshore Marintec Russia In St. Petersburg Is A Resounding Success!

HONG KONG, Nov. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The debut edition of the Offshore Marintec Russia Exhibition and Conference came to a close on 10 October 2014 at the ExpoForum in St. Petersburg, Russia attracting over 200 exhibiting companies and 5,000 trade visitors.  Jointly organised by Restec Exhibition Company and UBM Asia Ltd, and supported by key Russian authorities from the Energy, Trade, Natural Resources, Economic Development, Foreign Affairs and Transport ministries. Offshore Marintec Russia is the first Russian specialised exhibition and conference dedicated to development of arctic continental shelf infrastructure.

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The four-day exhibition and conference was unveiled and officiated by senior officials from the industry, namely Mr Andrey Dutov, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, Mr Evgeny Velikhov, Academician, Member of Presidium Russian Academy of Sciences, Mr Alexey Kontorovich, Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Chairman of Research Council of Russian Academy of Sciences for Geology, Oil and Gas Resources Development and Mr Michael Duck, UBM’s Global Maritime Director and Executive Vice President, UBM Asia Ltd.

Mr Mikhail Mokretsov, Vice-Governor of St. Petersburg, presented his welcome speech in the grand opening ceremony mentioning that, “Today, the Arctic shelf of Russia is a vast region requiring industrial development that is of top priority for our country .” He emphasised the significance of Arctic shelf development as major geostrategic goal of Russia.

 Mr Georgy Poltavchenko, Governor of St. Petersburg and Mr Alexei Miller, Chairman of the Management Committee of Gazprom visited and greeted exhibiting companies such as Gazprom, Gazprom Dobycha Shelf, Gazprom Neft-Sakhalin, Lukoil, Sevmash, Gazprom Neft Shelf, FMC Technologies, Schlumberger, Gazflot, Krylov State Research Centre, Russian Maritime Register of Shipping, Prometey Central Research Institute of Structural Materials, Shtokman Development AG and a wide range of other companies presenting equipment, engineering and maintenance services for Russian offshore shipbuilding as well as Korean Pavilion and other international exhibitors from Сhina, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Norway.

Offshore Marintec Russia had more than 200 exhibitors showcasing the latest technologies in oil and gas extraction, design technologies for various marine facilities, nuclear energy equipment and petrochemical and refinery, hydrocarbon production and building equipment for shelf development.



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