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GCC Power 2009 draws to an end

Riyadh conference attracts more than 3,000 delegates

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Saad Ahmed Al Mohannidi, executive secretary, GCC CIGRE.
Saad Ahmed Al Mohannidi, executive secretary, GCC CIGRE.

By Peter Ward

The GCC Power 2009 Conference and Exhibition, held in Riyadh, has concluded, after three days of presentations, company showcases and studies of industry trends.

The event attracted more than 3,000 visitors, including suppliers, technology vendors and government and corporate decision makers.

A conference session ran alongside the event and covered topics such as highlighted system planning, power system protection, substations and HV equipment and power transformers. The conference was co-organised by the GCC Regional Committee for Large Electric Systems (CIGRE).

“The organised conference expressed the committee's role through offering a platform for cooperation and sharing best practices among GCC countries to develop reliable, world-class power systems said Saad Ahmed Al Mohannadi, executive secretary, GCC CIGRE.

“Furthermore, the strong turnout clearly manifests the GCC's growing reputation as the world's largest energy market," he concluded.

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