Participation in the Scottish delegation to the International Petroleum & Petrochemical Industry Congress (CIPPE) has highlighted several key trends in the development of Chinese energy policy. It also highlighted strong opportunities for UK businesses.
“China currently has a very strong policy focus on reducing emissions and moving away from oil to less polluting forms of power generation,” says Thomas McCudden, Head of Sales and Marketing, who represented TUV SUD NEL at the event. “The country is looking at ways of improving all aspects of energy technology to enhance its environmental performance. There are definite opportunities for us to work with companies and government agencies in China on issues such as emissions testing and produced water testing and monitoring. These opportunities should be of interest to many other Scottish and UK companies as well.”
As well as attending CIPPE, Thomas was also able to meet representatives of Chinese companies and organisations out with the event. He also met with the head of TUV SUD’s Chinese network (the company has 41 offices across the country). This highlighted an immediate opportunity for the marketing and development of the PPDS suite of fluid properties software within the Chinese market.
“Our collaboration with Scottish Enterprise (SE) at CIPPE was very successful,” Thomas explains. “We were one of 14 Scottish companies in SE’s delegation and we had the use of a large pavilion in which we were able to meet a wide range of potential new customers. We were also guests at a dinner reception at the British Embassy in Beijing, where we met high-ranking oil and gas executives from Chinese industry.”
The most important connections made through the SE initiative were with three state-owned oil and gas companies: CPECC (China Power Engineering Consulting Group Corporation), COOEC (China Offshore Oil Engineering Company) and COSL (China Oilfield Services Limited).
The 18th China International Petroleum & Petrochemical Technology & Equipment Exhibition took place over three days at the end of March. CIPPE showcases technology in a wide range of sectors, including petroleum and petrochemical, offshore engineering, nature gas, pipeline, and shale gas. Over 80,000 delegates came from leading energy companies and organisation from around the world.
For more details, contact Thomas McCudden.
08 May 2018