MECOC 2024
Juma Al Maskari, Vice President - Maintenance ADNOC Distribution and Omar El Sinnary, Manager, Engineering Services (Inspection and Corrosion) ADNOC Gas. Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai: Aldrich International hosted The Middle East Metallurgy Corrosion & Coatings Expo (MECOC) 2024 in Abu Dhabi from February 6 to 8 at Rixos Marina, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

The landmark event brought together 40+ countries, 300+ industry professionals, 30+ exhibiting companies and 60+ expert speakers to delve into the latest technologies related to metallurgy, corrosion, and coatings for the oil and gas industry.

"Repairing corrosion comes with a hefty price tag, and the accidents it causes pose significant risks to both workers and the environment. Moreover, it leads to the wastage of valuable time and materials. Preventing corrosion is thus of utmost importance.

MECOC 2024 brings experts together under one roof to identify trends, access essential technologies, share valuable insights, foster unique collaborations, and explore countless opportunities,” said Romin Mathew, Director of Aldrich International and organizer of the event.

Attendees at MECOC 2024
Attendees at MECOC 2024 Image Credit: Supplkied

“MECOC 2024 will play a pivotal role in helping oil and gas companies adhere to safety and health policies, reduce leaks, and trim operational costs associated with corrosion,” added Mathew.

MECOC 2024 meticulously crafted to delve into the forefront of materials science and engineering, specifically focusing on the dynamic landscapes of steel and non-metallic materials. Geared towards providing a platform for exploration, this event saw the presence of experts, researchers, and innovators who exchanged valuable insights, expertise, and practical experiences.

MECOC 2024 showcased groundbreaking technologies from the GCC and worldwide and facilitated communication and knowledge exchange among major stakeholders, including oil & gas producers, power generators, and energy sector members, to enhance materials, metals, equipment, and corrosion management practices.

The event also featured presentations and discussions led by experts in material and equipment design, standards, corrosion and coating, and asset integrity practices, offering a new perspective on technology and engineering expertise in heavy industries across the GCC. In addition, it presented the latest innovations and best practices, setting new benchmarks in cost-effective solutions for the industry.

The event also witnessed two conferences spanning across three days. While one conference focused on steel and non-metallic materials, the second delved into the realms of corrosion and coatings. Both conferences ran in tandem, offering a comprehensive exploration of these vital topics.