– Regional office and transformer conference to bring best-in-class services, products and education to support Middle East and North Africa utilities, electric power generation companies and owners of electric power infrastructure
WATERTOWN, Massachusetts and DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Oct. 21, 2014 / PRNewswire – Answering the call for increased regional support and education, Doble Engineering, a global leader of diagnostic test solutions and consulting and testing services and ESCO Technologies, Inc. owned company (NYSE: ESE), has expanded their global footprint by opening a new office in Dubai, UAE. In addition, Doble will host its first Middle East-based Life of a Transformer™ Conference in January of 2015.
The office will offer Doble’s full consulting and testing services, as well as sales and technical support for Doble’s suite of diagnostic test equipment. The company is now positioned to provide more robust educational programs and training, as demand grows. Currently, Doble products are distributed through 20 channel partners in the region.
“Our customers in the Middle East and North Africa are doing exciting work to meet fast-rising demands for electric power and supporting those customers is a top priority for Doble,” said David Zabetakis, President of Doble. “We have worked with clients in MENA for decades and are now able to deepen our support in a region where needs are growing due to the rich diversity of market segments, requiring reliable high capacity source of electricity. As the regional market grows in complexity, the need to maintain critical assets and support the education of local engineers develops too.”
In addition to its full product portfolio, Doble brings several critical consulting and testing services, namely, marque services such as Asset Health Reviews (AHR) to help companies manage transformer fleet reliability, while ensuring maximum safety and avoiding costly failures.
In congress with the new Dubai office, and following noted success in the USA and Europe, in 2015 Doble will bring its industry-leading Life of a Transformer™ conference to the Middle East for the first time.
Additionally, the Life of a Transformer™ conference will be held in San Antonio, TX, USA in February and Lyon, France in May of 2015; this marks the 13th and 3rd occurrences of the event, respectively.
The training seminar provides electric power professionals with the most up-to-date information on how transformers are designed, how to manage critical health risks and how to effectively analyze data provided by test equipment. The conference will be held from January 18-21, 2015, with an optional fifth day for laboratory diagnostics training, and an agenda that considers the specific needs of the region. For more information, please visit the event website.
Located in Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT), Doble Engineering JLT has been established as a limited liability company in Dubai and is currently open for business. Mourad Hamdi, the General Manager of the Middle East office will be running day-to-day operations at Doble JLT. Hamdi joined Doble Engineering Company in August 2012, with more than nine years of experience in the transformer and switchgear manufacturing and utility sectors.
Two new technical application engineers have also been hired to work in the Dubai office and support clients.
This news comes shortly after Doble announced its newly expanded relationship with National Grid Saudi Arabia, which includes a comprehensive transformer condition assessment program.
About Doble Engineering Company
Now in 110 countries, Doble Engineering Company has been helping clients in the electric power industry improve operations and optimize system performance for nearly a century. Doble offers diagnostic instruments, services, and the world’s premier library of statistically significant apparatus test results for the benefit of energy generation, transmission, delivery companies and industrial power users worldwide. Doble is part of the Utility Solutions Group of ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ESE), St. Louis. For more information, visit: www.doble.com