Petrochemical, Oil and Gas
Energy transition is high on the political and industrial agenda. However, the share of wind and solar power in energy supply is still modest and for many years to come most cars will, for example, still be running on fossil fuels. This means that for the moment the oil & gas industry and petrochemicals will still be running at full capacity.
However, the sector is under public scrutiny. This is all about its major contribution to CO2 emissions and other harmful side effects (emissions, leakages, residual products) involved with the extraction and processing. Additionally, exploration and exploitation of oil & gas fields demands increasingly higher investments and the development of new techniques. The easily extractable reserves have already been exhausted – or their upcoming exhaustion results in (earthquake) damage.
In short, continuous innovation and reliable, ‘clean’ operation are required to keep this industry running. A complicating factor in all this is the unpredictability of the world market because of geopolitical developments and fluctuating oil prices that strongly influence investment readiness. In this field of influence, the industry needs to improve its efficiency while making technological innovations. This can only be done in conjunction with parties such as the technical value-added distributor.
That partner delivers a wide range of mechanical and electrotechnical supplies and can help keep costs in hand. Possibilities include the standardisation of components and sophisticated logistics and servicing for the targeted maintenance of process installations. Furthermore, this provider has knowledge of the safe working (explosion protection, ATEX) regulations and is keen to contribute ideas about reducing environmental impact. For innovation for sustainability and process optimisation, he can also deliver the technology needed. In this way the technical value-added distributor provides the sector with new energy.