(MENAFN - Arab News) The 2012 edition of the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), scheduled from Nov. 11-14 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center, will for the first time showcase oil and gas technologies in a large 10,500 square meter outdoor complex in response to the unprecedented demand from industry exhibitors.
The grandstand area of Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center will be split into three: a 4,000-square-meter marquee housing specialist products and services for the offshore and marine oil and gas sectors, an open-air section for heavy-duty machinery, equipment and vehicles, and a VIP area for industry decision makers and local dignitaries.
Altogether the outdoor exhibition space at ADIPEC 2012 will exceed 10,500 square meters, more than ten times the outdoor space allocated to the 2010 show, according to organizers dmg::events.
The vast Offshore and Marine Hall, located within walking distance from ADNEC's main atrium, will host over 90 companies involved in exploration and production offshore, including ADNOC Group, Drydocks World LLC, National Marine Dredging Company, Rigmarine FZC and Thuraya Telecommunications Company.
The purpose-built tent will also contain the first ever UAE Oil and Gas Museum, complete with rare artefacts, historical documents and decommissioned equipment donated by companies involved in the country's oil and gas sector over the last 70 years.
"ADIPEC has been growing and evolving since the first event in 1984," said Kimon Alexandrou, Commercial Director of dmg::events.
"The 15th ADIPEC will be the first to have a large-scale outdoor complex serving both the onshore and offshore sectors, developed in response to the considered feedback we've received from exhibitors and visitors."
Alexandrou added: "The technical sophistication and specific character of offshore exploration and production and marine engineering demanded a unique space for the industry, while the open-air section allows visitors to inspect first-hand cutting-edge solutions much too large for typical exhibition venues."