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ENDEGS accompanies representatives of the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs on a delegation trip to Saudi Arabia and Bahrain
Economic cooperation with the states in the GCC region in the fields of energy and environmental technology
Pförring, Germany, March 08, 2023 – ENDEGS Group, an expert in industrial emissions reduction, took part in a delegation trip with the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy to the Arabian Peninsula at the end of February. Together with Ministerial Director Dr Ulrike Wolf and representatives of other Bavarian companies, David Wendel, Managing Director of ENDEGS Operations GmbH, visited various institutes and companies in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain from February 19 to 24. The technologies and expertise of Bavarian companies can help to achieve the Gulf states’ ambitious economic and climate goals.
During the six-day trip, representatives from politics, economy and science visited Riyadh, Dammam and Manama. The delegation’s agenda included meetings and talks with government representatives as well as regional actors, among others from the fields of energy, hydrogen and environmental technology. The delegation visited the Saudi Ministry of Energy, the residences of the German Embassy in Riyadh and Manama, the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) and the German Chamber of Commerce Abroad in Manama. In Riyadh, the participants learned about the ambitious modernisation program Saudi Vision 2030 at the NEOM exhibition. Appointments with representatives of ACWA Power, Linde, Saudi Aramco and Nogaholding were on the agenda as well.
Saudi Arabia and Bahrain are members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). The GCC states also include Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and the United Arab Emirates. Saudi Arabia is already one of Bavaria’s most important trading partners in the Near and Middle East. With Saudi Vision 2030, the country is pursuing a comprehensive, ambitious plan for social and economic modernisation. This program aims, among other things, at contributing to a diversified and more sustainable economy and, above all, to reducing the dependence on oil. Part of this reform is also a closer cooperation with international companies in order to diversify the economy with know-how from abroad. Bahrain – as the smallest state on the Arabian Peninsula – is pursuing similarly ambitious goals in terms of economy, sustainability and environmental protection. In order to achieve this, technologies developed in Bavaria can also make an important contribution.
Innovative Bavarian technologies can support the Gulf States
“Bavaria has been successfully engaged in economic relations with the Arab region for decades and we are deliberately including the Arabian Peninsula in our foreign trade strategy”, says Roland Weigert, State Secretary for Economic Affairs in the Bavarian State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy. “With Bavarian cutting-edge technology and closer scientific cooperation, we can help Saudi Arabia achieve its economic and climate goals. Many Bavarian companies are already successfully exploiting the opportunities in the region. This shows: Bavarian companies have the right key technologies for the future markets on the Arabian Peninsula.”
“We are proud to be able to represent our company on such a trip with personalities from Bavarian politics and business to an economically strong region”, says Kai Sievers, founder and managing director of ENDEGS Group. “Last year, we already participated in many industry trade fairs in the region. In doing so, we recognised a strong demand for European experience and technology in the oil and gas industry of the GCC states. On the delegation trip, ENDEGS was represented by David Wendel.”
“During the delegation trip, we were able to gather many exciting impressions and establish valuable contacts with regional players”, says David Wendel, Managing Director of ENDEGS Operations GmbH. “With our emissions reduction solutions, we can further support economic development in the GCC region and at the same time contribute to environmental protection. This is why we want to expand with ENDEGS – we are currently establishing a branch office in Saudi Arabia for this purpose in order to be able to offer our services throughout the Gulf region as well. After visiting trade fairs in Dammam, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the trip with representatives of Bavarian politics and economy was the next step to strengthen ENDEGS’ presence in the region.”
Emissions reduction contributes to health and environmental protection
ENDEGS offers solutions for the reduction of industrial emissions. Too often, hazardous gases and substances are simply released into the atmosphere, harming people and the environment at the same time. ENDEGS’ innovative technologies can ensure the health and safety of employees of industrial facilities and the surrounding neighbourhood as well as the protection of the environment – because a substance that is not emitted in the first place cannot cause any harm.
ENDEGS’ incinerators, which in 2008 enabled mobile treatment of emissions for the very first time worldwide, can destroy all types of gases, gas mixtures and vapours of explosion groups IIA, IIB and IIC – without open flame and with a combustion rate of over 99.99 %. ENDEGS thus enables the mobile and environmentally friendly degassing of tanks, pipelines, containers, ships and other components used in industrial facilities. In addition to mobile combustors, the portfolio of environmental-friendly and effective technologies also includes nitrogen services. The fleet of mobile vaporisers with nitrogen tanks can be used to purge and render inert systems and system components containing flammable liquids and gases. This also allows the degassing of containers with complex, liquid and highly flammable substances such as LNG/CNG, ammonia, hydrogen or propane. The remote-controlled ATEX Zone 0 Robot as a rental service also ensures greater safety during tank cleaning. ENDEGS recently received the TOP 100 innovator seal 2023 and was thus recognised as one of the most innovative medium-sized companies in Germany for the third time in a row.
The delegation at the Saudi Aramco headquarter in Dammam / Source: StMWi
David Wendel, Managing Director ENDEGS Operations GmbH, in Manama in the Chamber of Commerce / Source: StMWi
Kai Sievers, Founder and CEO ENDEGS Group
David Wendel, Managing Director ENDEGS Operations GmbH