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Honeywell and Gulf Downstream Association introduce new engineer training course

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Hydrocarbon Engineering,

Honeywell UOP and the Gulf Downstream Association (GDA) have formed a partnership to train engineers in the Middle East refining and petrochemicals industries.

Together, they aim to deliver series of industry courses catering to entry-level chemical engineers, as well as engineers from various disciplines moving into the refining and petrochemicals industry.

These courses are being delivered at a time when regional governments in the Middle East are striving to address the growing industrial skills gap.

The first course on refinery process fundamentals was held in two sessions in the Kingdom of Bahrain during August and September. A total of 45 delegates from Bahrain Petroleum Co. (BAPCO), Saudi Aramco, Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. (ADNOC) and Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Co. (KIPIC) attended this course.

“The refinery process fundamentals course provides a broad overview of the fundamentals of refinery operation and production,” said Jim Moshi, Regional General Manager, Honeywell UOP, Middle East. “Using the refinery schematic, key processes are examined as individual units and in the context of the whole refinery.”

The three-day course illustrates how downstream units function, the effect of temperature and pressure parameters on unit performance, and the impact each unit has on the refinery’s profitability.

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