Power Play! Leading Energy Sector Players Capitalise On Soaring Regional Demand For Power At Middle East Electricity 2018



Dubai, 19 March, UAE: For US exhibitor Perkins®, one of the world’s leading Middle East Electricity 2018 (MEE) lived up to its high-powered billing of ‘energising the industry’ with leading energy players hailing the event as the perfect platform to demonstrate how they are meeting the soaring demand for power in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region amid the pressing global and regional desire to transition to cleaner, greener energy resources. More than 60,000 industry professionals, including 1,500 exhibitors, spanning 66 countries, supported by 23 focused country pavilions, assembled over three days at Dubai World Trade Centre to network, trade, share knowledge and set the agenda for the future of the energy sector.Among them were Russia and Poland, who both made their debuts with dedicated pavilions at the show with the aim of capitalising on the increasing regional needs. suppliers of off-highway gas and diesel engines, MEE 2018 represented a hugely successful outing. Eager to demonstrate its capabilities to meet increasing needs for cleaner power generation solutions, Perkins® launched three new engines at the show, designed to deliver a significant increase in power density to the booming electric power sector. “MEE is a very important show for the Perkins® brand. All of our major customers were here and more than 40 of them displayed Perkins powered products on their exhibition stands. This year at MEE, we launched three new engines, the 1206, 1706 and 2806 highlighting our power density improvements, and also highlighted some of our exciting aftermarket solutions. The show went exceptionally well and we look forward to returning in 2019,” said David Nicoll, Marketing Director, Perkins Engines Company Limited. Taiwanese exhibitor Delta Electronics, a leader in power and thermal management solutions, showcased how it is answering demand for smart services with its portfolio of energy-saving products,which included Industrial and Building Automation Solutions and EV charging innovations which can charge four electric vehicles at once. “Delta has participated at MEE since 2015 and we are happy that we received lots of visitors to our stand and qualified leads during this exhibition. It is a great platform for us to reach target audiences for Delta’s smart and energy-efficient solutions in Middle East Africa region,” said Motaz Al Maani. General Manager, Delta Electronics, MEA region. Meanwhile, Efacec, which supplies power transformers and mobile transformers to utility partners in the region, including government entities, built on the success of its debut at the show in 2017. Efacec’s Director of Marketing & Sales for Transformers, José Manuel Jorge Carvalho said: “We’ve returned this year following our successful participation at the show’s previous edition. In 2017, we had 502 unique visitors from 61 countries which was an impressive participation for us and this year that number went up. This is the kind of positive response that supports our presence at the show especially as we are taking on the role of a leading technology partner in the Middle East countries that continue to be strategic markets for the company, namely in the Transformers, Automation, Switchgear and Electric Mobility areas. Efacec has supplied to Saudi Electric Company several Power Transformers as well as Mobile Transformers and recently has just earned DEWA approval as a supplier for 132kV Transformers, which adds to the list of our key utilities partners in UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain and Kuwait. By being at the show we know we will further strengthen our positioning in the Middle East region.” Alongside the thousands of new-to-market products on display that are designed to match evolving power needs, the show was also the launch pad for the Solar Outlook Report 2018, by the Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA), highlighting burgeoning solar industry and the vast swathe of solar mega projects being developed across North Africa, from Morocco to Egypt, and from Oman to Kuwait in the GCC. The report alsoestimates that the rooftop market in the UAE alone to top 60-70 MW in 2018 - triple-digit annual growth on the 20 MW connected rooftop market in December 2017. Anita Mathews, Group Director-industrial portfolio, at Informa Exhibitions, said: “Middle East Electricity continues to evolve and grow year-on-year and this year’s edition was no different. It was a great indicator of how rapidly the region’s power industry is growing and changing and the high level of support from exhibitors, governments and national organisations further strengthens the show’s reputation as the place to be for anyone connected with the power industry.” The exhibition also included a range of technical seminars and professional workshops on a range of hot industry topics, which were accredited by Continuing Professional Development. The workshops and seminars provided attendees with the latest insights and understanding of latest technologies, techniques and processes redefining the sector. Running alongside MEE 2018, the inaugural Global Smart Energy Summit (GSES) was a huge success, providing a forum for international thought leaders and innovation champions from the fields of energy, space, technology and governance to map out the future of smart energy. MEE 2018was held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Deputy Ruler, from 6-8 March 2018 and is hosted by the UAE Ministry of Energy. Middle East Electricity 2019 will run from March 5-7, 2019. For more information, please visit - www.middleeastelectricity.com/globalsmartenergysummit/en/home.html
About Middle East Electricity: Spanning more than five decades, Middle East Electricity (MEE), organised by Informa Exhibitions, is the region’s leading trade event for the power industry featuring dedicated product sectors for Power Generation, Transmission & Distribution, Lighting, Solar, and new for 2018, Energy Storage & Management Solutions. Middle East Electricity 2018, the 43rd edition of the trade-only event, is held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, and is hosted by the UAE Ministry of Energy.

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