Leading automation and technology services company Emerson Process Management recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) to help develop the technical expertise of KOC’s operations and maintenance staff.

The two companies will work together to promote automation knowledge and technology transfers, identify necessary technical training for the company’s operations and maintenance staff, and develop learning and development programmes in order to prepare personnel for future projects.

“We would like to thank Kuwait Oil Company for their trust in Emerson’s capabilities, for sharing with us their plan to enhance the capabilities of their employees, and for asking us to be a part of this plan,” said Arif Mustafa, general manager of Emerson in Kuwait.

The MOU came two years after Emerson provided a comprehensive training to KOC’s engineers. The training, a 19-week ‘boot camp’ programme held in 2013, covered field instrumentation, the DeltaV automation system, and cyber security, as well as process control – including advanced control and complex control strategies. It was conducted at Emerson’s regional training centres in the US, at both the Austin, Texas, and Marshalltown, Iowa, facilities.

Source: Trade Arabia