Shell highlights airport pavement solutions at Pavement Management Conference in Bahrain
Shell, a leading player in the global energy and petrochemicals industry, has announced that it will highlight a range of airport pavement solutions during its participation as associate sponsor of the Pavement Management Middle East conference and workshops, currently being held in Bahrain from June 25– 26, 2007.
The four day event, which aims to optimise pavement performance and operation strategies to drive continued transport and aviation expansion, is expected to attract an ensemble of high profile government and corporate consultants to examine the pavement management industry in the Middle East.
“Throughout the Middle East, major projects in the aviation and transportation industries are having a huge impact on the pavement industry, so this event is the perfect opportunity to share resources and acquire the expertise to support the infrastructure growth throughout the region. Shell’s approach to pavement management is a holistic approach, so we look at cutting edge technologies from all around the world to deliver our clients the very best in planning, implementation and maintenance for a variety of surfaces,” said Frits De Jonge, Bitumen Technology Manager, Shell Bitumen Middle East, and one of the conference speakers.
“Our sponsorship of this event reflects our commitment to working with other industry leaders to develop the most effective technologies that will support the changing requirements of our market,” De Jonge added.
As a leading player in the international bitumen industry, Shell is renowned for supplying bitumen products for the Formula One race track in Bahrain, the Moto GP track in Qatar, as well as being involved in new runway construction at many of the region’s airports.
“The regional pavement industry must have the technology and the life-cycle that will support the Middle East’s emergence as a transportation and infrastructure hub. To complement this process, Shell Bitumen staff are carefully recruited to ensure that they meet a high standard of specialist skills, such as technical support, research and development, key management expertise, supply and operations logistics,” said Omar Al Qurashi, Communications Manager, Shell.
Shell has operations in more than 145 countries and Shell companies worldwide have businesses in oil and gas exploration and production; production and marketing of liquefied natural gas and gas to liquids; manufacturing, marketing and shipping of oil products and chemicals and renewable energy projects including wind and solar power.