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Aramco sponsors first MPWT Conference & Exhibition in Dammam

The Materials Performance and Welding Technologies (MPWT) Conference & Exhibition 2017 took place in Sheraton Dammam Hotel & Convention Centre on Sept. 11- 14.
Saudi Aramco sponsored the first of its kind Materials Performance and Welding Technologies (MPWT) Conference & Exhibition 2017, which took place in Sheraton Dammam Hotel & Convention Centre on Sept. 11-14. Saudi Aramco’s plenary keynote was delivered by Fahad Al-Helal, acting vice president for engineering services.
The event was co-organized by The National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) International West Asia & Africa Area and the American Welding Society (AWS) Saudi Arabia section.
In addition to plenary keynotes by Al-Helal and heads of the organizing entities, the event presented three keynote speeches, 81 technical papers, and six highly specialized workshops with participation by subject-matter experts and professionals from Saudi Aramco.
“The conference is an important platform for sharing knowledge and best practices in the fields of corrosion control, materials performance and welding engineering. The workshops and technical papers presented in the event offer excellent opportunities for interaction and collaboration among experts and professional,” said Al-Helal. “We encourage technical events and initiatives that foster communication and networking among like-minded professionals.”
Saudi Aramco technical experts and professionals from relevant fields participated in the conference by delivering important workshops and technical papers. Examples of the event’s topics include composites and ceramics, corrosion control, advanced materials, advancements in welding process and technologies, materials and failures analysis and advances in onshore and underwater repair.

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