MoU with ENPPI Academy part of Emerson Process Management’s commitment to capacity building in Egypt

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Published July 4th, 2011 - 08:49 GMT
Olfat Ezzat, Chairman Assistant for HR & ENPPI Academy, and David Kraft, Middle East and Africa Sales Director for Emerson Process Management signing the MoU
Olfat Ezzat, Chairman Assistant for HR & ENPPI Academy, and David Kraft, Middle East and Africa Sales Director for Emerson Process Management signing the MoU

Emerson Process Management, a global business of Emerson that offers a broad array of innovative process automation solutions, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to deliver training courses at ENPPI Academy, the educational arm of Engineering for the Petroleum & Process Industries. ENPPI is a leading Egypt-based company with an international presence as an EPC main contractor and management contractor for onshore and offshore projects.

The Memorandum was signed by Olfat Ezzat, Chairman Assistant for HR & ENPPI Academy, and David Kraft, Middle East and Africa Sales Director for Emerson Process Management.  Also attending the signing ceremony at ENPPI Auditorium were senior representatives from both companies as well as guests and clients from the Egyptian Oil and Gas sector.

“Emerson is one of the leading suppliers of automated systems and instrumentation for several major oil, gas and petrochemicals companies in the Egyptian market, and we provide these companies with a wide range of technologies and services based on our PlantWeb™ automation architecture,” said Kraft. “ENPPI is committed to upgrading the skills base of personnel in this market, and we strongly believe the technical expertise imparted through our courses will assist in the Academy’s efforts by enhancing the curriculum offered to students.” 

“The impact on the Egyptian industry is expected to be high, as this is the first instance in which a generation of ENPPI engineers, customers and sub-vendors will be educated on Emerson’s integrated solutions and technologies, which are among the most advanced in the field,” said Alaa Hegazy, ENPPI Chairman Assistant for Instrumentation and Control & telecommunication engineering division.

Under the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding, Emerson will receive its own training facility within the ENPPI Academy, which is based in Egypt and focuses on training new graduate engineers and offering professional training services to numerous customers in Egypt and the rest of the Arab world.

 “As the only vendor that can cover a full scope of PlantWeb courses and training demonstrations in this market, we expect Emerson’s consultancy on the training programme to enhance the course’s attractiveness not only within the Egyptian market but to a wider student base from the rest of the Middle East and North Africa,” said Ahmed Abbas, Middle East and Africa service sales specialist, Emerson Process Management.

The Emerson facility at the ENPPI Academy will be fully equipped with the equipment that makes up the PlantWeb architecture. Emerson will also provide ENPPI with a certified instructor to conduct these courses for both company personnel and clients. 

The Memorandum of Understanding underscores Emerson’s contribution to capacity building within the industry by enhancing the capabilities of trainees at the ENPPI Academy. In turn the agreement underscores the academy’s commitment to promote and organize Emerson-certified courses and integrate them into the Academy’s curriculum.

The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding is expected to expand Emerson’s presence in the Egyptian market beyond its current client base which includes industry heavyweights such as GASCO Egypt, EBIC, RASHPETCO and Egypt LNG.

Background Information

Emerson Process Management

Emerson Process Management, an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution in the chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, power, water and wastewater treatment, mining and metals, food and beverage, life sciences and other industries. The company combines superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services. Its brands include PlantWeb, Syncade, DeltaV, Fisher, Micro Motion, Rosemount, Daniel, Ovation, and AMS Suite.

Emerson Process Management has operated in the Middle East for over 20 years from its Middle East & Africa Head Quarters in Dubai, and has been active in Abu Dhabi for more than 35 years. Emerson has confirmed its commitment to this developing market by opening offices throughout the region to strengthen its service and engineering resources. The expanding Middle East operations provide a comprehensive support service including sales and marketing, project management, engineering, training, field installation, service repairs, manufacturing and spare parts processing.

Engineering for the Petroleum & Process Industries (Enppi)

Enppi signifies a legacy of engineering expertise and proficiency that was built over decades of hands-on practice and learning. The company is renowned as an international, leading provider of fully integrated engineering, procurement, construction supervision and project management services for the petroleum, petrochemicals, power and other industries. Enppi is globally recognized as a major engineering, EPC main contractor, and management contractor, with decades of experience in onshore and offshore projects in the oil and gas, refining and petrochemical industries.


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