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Bureau Veritas Technical Experts to Attend the IATA Aviation Fuel Forum in Prague

05.12.16

Bureau Veritas’ leading technical experts for the Oil & Gas industry will attend the IATA Aviation Fuel Forum on 17-19 May 2016 at the Hilton Prague Hotel in the Czech Republic. 

The bi-annual IATA Aviation Fuel Forum is the premier industry meeting for the world's aviation fuel community. The Forum is a unique platform allowing airline representatives, fuel suppliers and IATA Strategic Partners to discuss the industry's priorities and agree on actions to enhance efficiency and productivity. 

Global Laboratory Sales Manager, Sander van Nieuwenhuijzen and Global Technical Manager, Abid Dungarwalla, will be in attendance to discuss Bureau Veritas’ leading testing and inspection services for the Aviation Fuel industry.

Bureau Veritas is an IATA Strategic Partner and helps to ensure that only on specification fuel reaches an aircraft, monitoring fuel quality through the various stages of delivery.

Our laboratories offer analytical services for jet fuels, lubricants and hydraulic fluids with fast turnaround times on testing and reporting. 

Abid is an integral member of the global technical governance team which monitors laboratory operations to ensure test data accuracy and precision are maintained at the highest level at all times across our laboratories.

Abid Dungarwalla – Global Technical Manager, Oil & Petrochemicals

Abid Dungarwalla has over 25 years’ experience in the field of inspection and testing for the Oil, Gas and Petrochemical industries. He graduated from Sheffield Hallam University (UK) in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Applied Chemistry and is a Fellow Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and The Energy Institute. 

Abid joined Inspectorate, a Bureau Veritas Group Company, as a Chemist Inspector in 1989 and in 1992 he was put in charge of setting up the organization’s first testing laboratory in the Middle East. In addition to the testing and analysis of Oil, Petroleum and Petrochemicals, capabilities further extended to provide key testing into Tribology services associated with the Transport and Oil industries.

Under Abid’s guidance, Inspectorate also became a leader in the Middle East for Aviation Fuels, providing complete testing to ASTM D1655 and DEF STAN 91-91 specifications under ISO 17025 accredited laboratories. 

After successfully launching brand new laboratories in the Middle East, Abid returned to the UK as the Global Technical Manager for the Oil & Petrochemicals Global Service Line.

Sander van Niewenhuijzen – Global Laboratory Sales Manager, Oil & Petrochemicals

Sander has a BSc. in Analytical & Physical Chemistry and an MBA from Bradford University with Marketing & Operations as a specialization

During his entire career Sander has been active within the Oil & Gas industry with international management roles at Thermo Fisher Scientific and Exova which further strengthened his expertise regarding Upstream Material Testing.

In 2015, Sander joined Bureau Veritas as the Global Laboratory Sales Manager and has been responsible for the development of submitted samples sales within the Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals industry.