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A new energy business networking gateway was launched in early December 2016, between Aberdeen, Scotland and Perth, Western Australia.

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A new energy business networking gateway was launched in early December 2016, between Aberdeen, Scotland and Perth, Western Australia.

A new gateway for Scotland and Western Australia

The relationship between key energy hubs in Scotland and Western Australia, have been enhanced through the establishment of the Aberdeen-Perth, WA Gateway. It is supported by the Australasian Oil and Gas Exhibition and Conference and the Government of Western Australia, European Office. The new international gateway provides a valuable and cost-effective platform for the sharing of knowledge and networking between two leading global energy hubs Perth and Aberdeen. It is the third gateway to be established, following the success of the Aberdeen-Houston, Texas; and Aberdeen- Norway gateways.
The inaugural Aberdeen–Perth, WA Gateway event, organised by Granite PR, was held in Aberdeen, where the keynote speaker was John Atkins, Agent General for the Government of Western Australia’s European Office.

To download a pdf of the event programme click here >

The event was chaired by Helen Tulloch of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult Oil and Gas Consortium, with speakers including: Councillor Allison Grant, Deputy Provost of Aberdeenshire; Deputy Lord Provost of Aberdeen John Reynolds; together with the Right Honourable Lisa Scaffidi, Lord Mayor of Perth, Western Australia, by video link.

John Atkins said, “Western Australia, both onshore and offshore, continues to represent an investment and unique business development opportunity, whether for plant and equipment, or operational service support and maintenance. The developments taking place across the Western Australian offshore landscape need to access technology and expertise from Europe and the United States.

The bulk of offshore developments in Western Australia are gas-based, including Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) projects, where there are significant areas of potential shared interest. These in particular include: subsea expertise; technology transfer; renewable energy; and the North Sea region’s decommissioning expertise, which will be invaluable to us in Western Australia, when we address these challenges.

For more information about the Australian Oil and Gas Exhibition and Conference visit: http://aogexpo.com.au

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