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REID LIFTING EXHIBITING AT WETEX 2012 – DUBAI, UAE

Following the tremendous success of the PORTA-GANTRY RAPIDE 500kg at IWEX 2011, LIFTEX 2011 and WEFTEC 2011, REID LIFTING is proud to showcase the PORTA-GANTRY RAPIDE at WETEX 2012.

The PORTA-GANTRY RAPIDE is a unique, rapid deployment, ultra-lightweight, highly compact system with Goods and Personnel Lifting (Man-ride) capability with EN795-Class B ANSI and CSA certification.

The PORTA-GANTRY RAPIDE further develops the already industry leading PORTA-GANTRY 500-5000kg lightweight and portable credentials, by providing a WLL 500kg goods lifting, or a 3 person simultaneous fall arrest/personnel positioning solution. The unique PORTA-GANTRY RAPIDE system weighs just 33kg and is easily stowed, transported and deployed by one person in just one minute.

Designed and manufactured in the UK by REID Lifting, the PORTA-GANTRY RAPIDE is receiving attention for applications for rapid response pump maintenance, confined space, rescue and work at height, National Health Services applications, general maintenance services and many more where people are identifying big potential savings in manpower, response times and improvements in safety and operator injury reduction.

On it’s first showing in the USA the PORTA-GANTRY RAPIDE was selected by the USA Water Environment Federation for the Operations Challenge 2012-2014 Safety Event and will be highlighted at WEFTEC 2012 in New Orleans, USA.

WETEX 2012 is an important regional resourcing event for national and international companies to access a wide range of latest technology and management solutions. This event also provides a forum for industry leaders to keep abreast of the latest developments in the Gulf region in the field of Water, Energy and Environment, as well as an opportunity to network and tie up with strategic partners to pursue innovative solutions.

Organised by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) under the aegis of The Supreme Council of Energy, this unique exhibition is held annually under the guidance of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Finance Minister of the UAE and Chairman of DEWA.

“This three-day exhibition will see the attendance of prominent international professionals from various sectors of electricity, water, gas, petrol and the environment, and experts and specialists with scientific and technical backgrounds to interact and exchange views with government agencies and decision-makers. They will update them about the latest developments, solutions and best practices in the fields of energy, water and the environment to meet the challenges of this sector as a whole,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of The SCE and MD & CEO of DEWA.

His Excellency anticipates the attendance of nearly 12,000 visitors to the exhibition this year with about 1,000 national and international companies and institutions participating. Confirmations have been received by 24 leading industrial companies that they will be Strategic Gold and Platinum sponsors. Such companies include BP, ENOC, Shell, Siemens, ETA, Mitsubishi, DUBAL and DUCAB among other notable organizations.

WETEX 2012 will focus on the advanced Technologies in the areas of Energy such as Fossil Fuel, Nuclear, Renewable, Power Generation, Smart Grids, Efficiency, Conservation; Water such as Management, Treatment, Desalination, Utilities; and Environment such as Waste Management, Green Buildings and CO2 reduction solutions. It is an excellent opportunity to raise awareness on new Technologies, share expertise and promote new developments and best practices in terms of tools, systems, machinery, equipment and processes.

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