Foundation fieldbus community to gather in key global oil & gas and petrochemical center
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 23, 2014 – The Fieldbus Foundation today announced that its 2014 General Assembly would be held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, on March 25-28. This annual event is open to Fieldbus Foundation members and non-members, and will be attended by leading Foundation fieldbus suppliers, end users and other industry participants from around the world.
This year’s General Assembly will be hosted by STC-Group, a leading provider of educational services to the shipping, transport and process industries worldwide, and a partner in the Fieldbus Foundation’s Foundation Certified Training Program (FCTP). STC-Group's Brielle facility was one of the first educational institutions worldwide to offer fieldbus training courses certified under FCTP. This program establishes uniform standards for fieldbus educational curriculum around the globe, and defines acceptable levels of learning for students of the technology.
The General Assembly will offer an overview of Fieldbus Foundation developments across the globe. It will include updates by leading fieldbus experts on the latest advancements in Foundation technology, as well as presentations by major end users who have installed Foundation fieldbus in their industrial operations.
“Foundation fieldbus is a technology that’s driving efficiency in the delivery of the world’s energy resources, so it only makes sense that our 2014 General Assembly would be held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands — one of the key centers of the global oil & gas and petrochemical industries,” said Rich Timoney, Fieldbus Foundation president and CEO. “The Port of Rotterdam is home to more than 45 chemical companies and five refineries, and our annual meeting will attract a wide spectrum of the fieldbus community throughout the region. We strongly encourage all end users of Foundation technology, and those looking to become users, to actively participate in this event.”
For more details and registration information, please visit the General Assembly page on the Fieldbus Foundation's website or call 512-794-8890.
About the Fieldbus Foundation
The Fieldbus Foundation is a global not-for-profit corporation consisting of leading process end users and automation companies. Within the Fieldbus Foundation, end users, manufacturers, universities and research organizations work together to develop an automation infrastructure that allows you to view your process in high definition; manage information effectively; and optimize people, processes and technology. For more information, visit their web site at www.fieldbus.org.