The LEEA Lifting and Rigging Conference Middle East will take place on December 14 and 15 at the Shangri-La Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, UAE, announced Trade Arabia.

The conference is on ‘Stability in Lifting Arrangements’ and will include an overview of new diploma-level training course on mobile cranes.

One of the most distinguished speakers at this event is Keith Anderson, chief rigging engineer at Bechtel and the programme manager of Industrial Training International’s (ITI) Fundamentals of Rigging Engineering Program.

His presentation will cover design considerations, unstable arrangements, static equilibrium and load levelling among other topics.

According to PR Newswire Bechtel is a leading engineering, project management, and construction firm that operates through four global business units specializing in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals.

Bechtel has a long presence in the Middle East, not least in the Gulf, and is managing the Jubail project in Saudi Arabia that began in the mid-1970s.