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OSEA2018 to be held in Singapore this November

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UBM has announced that the OSEA2018 event will be held from 27 to 29 November 2018 at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

It is expected that the event will involve over 1000 exhibitors from 48 different countries/regions. This year’s event, which is its 22nd edition, will also see the launch of a specialised segment at the exhibition: Gas Technology Asia. It will introduce new conference sessions covering the commercial aspects of the increased demand and trade of LNG in Asia.

Carol New, Head of Sales for Maritime and Offshore, UBM, said: “What we have seen over the last few years of depressed oil prices and tough business climate, is a growing shift in Asia towards a focus on supplying for the LNG value chain. Aligned with the upturn in the demand for LNG, the new Gas Technology Asia will include suppliers for functions such as the transport, bunkering, treatment and liquefaction and distribution of natural gas.”

As the event positions itself to support businesses in preparation for the oil industry upturn and bright gas market outlook, the OSEA2018 International Conference, themed ‘From Survival to Growth in the New Era’, has put a programme together that provides key strategies and business models to respond to market volatility, changing energy demands and industry disruption.

Uniclimb, a first-time exhibitor and Singapore-based company specialising in rope access work for rig building, NDT inspection, servicing and maintenance for the marine offshore, oil and gas and structural maintenance industries, will showcase its RIEZLER robotic camera crawler system for pipe and tunnel inspections.

Adrian Yeong, Managing Director, Uniclimb Services, said: “Market sentiments have improved, and we feel it is a good time to increase our market presence in the region. We are looking forward to OSEA2018 to help connect us with major drilling contractors.”

In addition to this, Khong Lieng, a long-time exhibitor and gasket, sealing and valve specialist, will also be returning with an even bigger presence.

Edward Quek, Group Chief Operating Officer of Khong Lieng, said: “The focus seems to be on onshore now. In fact, we've just secured a three-year contract with one of only two oil refineries in Vietnam, despite fierce competition from major contenders. As a licensed manufacturer of several major brands, we are able to combine their best qualities for the products under our own house brand.

“We decided to get a bigger booth at OSEA2018 as we're distributing more brands now, including global ones like Klinger, Garlock, Valqua, Jeil E&S, JDV, Zuercher Technik, Greene Tweed and Seal Maker. We are excited to showcase our new products as well, such as expansion joints and butterfly valves. OSEA is a great opportunity for us to build brand awareness – that we're well-equipped as a gasket, sealing and valve specialist.”

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