The GCC's tank storage industry is expected to grow significantly

Leading minds from around the world will converge to share knowledge, tackle challenges, and envision a future where sustainability, efficiency, and resilience reign supreme

More than 100 exhibitors and over 500 high profile delegates including 50 speakers will take part in the inaugural TANKCONEX conference and exhibition from May 13 to 15 at Dhahran Expo in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia.

Held under the patronage of Prince Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Governor of The Eastern Province the landmark event, supported by Saudi Aramco, marks a pivotal moment for the region's and the world's crucial storage and transportation infrastructure.

From global solution and service providers, EPC contractors and various other stakeholders that undertake the laying of an elaborate network of pipelines, the storage and terminal industry forms the backbone of the global economic and industrial landscape.

"The event is a testament to human ingenuity, a silent synergy of technology and expertise. It aims to gather not just to celebrate achievements, but to forge the future," a press statement said.

"Leading minds from across the globe, from national oil companies to innovative service providers, will converge to share knowledge, tackle challenges, and envision a future where sustainability, efficiency, and resilience reign supreme," the statement added.

TANKCONEX offers a unique platform to showcase one’s products, innovations, and solutions to a targeted audience, foster valuable relationships and facilitate business opportunities.

The conference will address numerous issues that impact that the tanks industry, such as automated inspection, maintenance and repair solutions, tank automation system, instrumentation, corrosion detection, monitoring and protective coatings, 3D modelling, remote and AI applications in inspections, vapour recovery technologies, and predictive analyses, among other topics.

The tank storage industry in the Gulf region is expected to grow significantly in the coming years.

This growth will be driven by several factors, including increasing production and consumption of oil and gas and petrochemicals, the growing importance of the region as a global shipping hub, and the need for safe and efficient storage and distribution of energy products.

Additionally, the GCC governments region are also supporting the growth of the tank storage industry, and are investing in infrastructure and developing regulations to support the industry's growth.

The importance of an event like TANKCONEX can be gauged from its over 60 local and global sponsors and partners.

These include the likes of Al Suwaidi (Prime Sponsor), Manifa Petroleum Services and Refsol 1 (Platinum Sponsors), implico (Gold Sponsor), sogec (Silver Sponsor), SABIC, aspentech, Endress+Hauser, Honeywell, Johnson Controls, Linde, Schneider Electric, Siemens, ABB, Vopak, etc.

OGN energy magazine is a media partner for the event.