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ASTM International Joins Gulf Downstream Association as a Member


Today, global standards leader ASTM International announced that it is joining the Gulf Downstream Association (GDA) as a “Knowledge Partner” member. 

GDA is a non-profit organization which brings leading downstream players together to further grow the industry and provide a platform for sharing knowledge, experience, and best practices. 

“ASTM International is pleased to be a member of such an important association in the Gulf,” said Nick Ecart, the organization’s director of business development for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. “This builds on the fact that ASTM International has several memorandums of understanding with Gulf standardization bodies as well as hundreds of members and customers throughout the region including all GDA founding companies. As a knowledge-partner member, we look forward to working with GDA to fulfill mutual objectives.”

ASTM International supports several events in the Gulf region each year, including: GDA Conference, ADIPEC, ARABLAB, Project Qatar, the Oman Downstream Exhibition & Conference, the Annual Quality Assurance for Sustainable Construction Materials Conference and Workshop, the World Heavy Oil Congress & Exhibition, and the Dubai Civil Defence Annual Fire Safety Technology Forum. 

In addition, ASTM International recently announced the launch of its first-ever international chapter in the United Arab Emirates. To learn more about the chapter, click here

GDA was established in 2016 by these founding companies: Saudi Aramco, Kuwait Petroleum International (KPI), Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO), Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC).

ASTM Staff Contact: Nick Ecart, tel +44.793.210.3758; 

Release #10842

July 12, 2019

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