GSO and Eurovent sign Memorandum of Understanding
The Gulf Standardization Organization (GSO) and Eurovent signed a Memorandum of Understanding during the 5 Years Anniversary Congress of Eurovent’s Middle East chapter, held in Dubai, 13-14 September 2022, HVACR next generation: Rethinking policies and strategies HVACR next generation, with great participation from various local, regional and international bodies. The partnership will bring closer cooperation on standardization and capacity building and facilitate exchange of expertise between the two organizations.
The memorandum was signed by His Excellency the GSO president, Mr. Saud bin Nasser Al-Khaseibi, and His Excellency Mr. Raul Corredera Hainer, President of the Eurovent. The memorandum of understanding signed between the two sides aims to enhance cooperation in the areas of standards, technical regulations, capacity building programs, mutual recognition, exchange of information and experts, and support for regional and international standardization, for a better life.
Mr Saud Al-Khusaibi, in his opening speech, emphasized the importance of the GSO-Eurovent partnership: “There is an increasing recognition of the important role of the private sector in enhancing the standardization activities contributing to economic growth and protecting the consumer, environment, and public health. On the other hand, GSO has a central place in supporting efforts in fostering a regulatory environment that enables the private sector to flourish and fulfil its role as the main engine of growth.”
Mr Al-Khusaibi congratulates both organizations on this great achievement toward enhancing their communication, cooperation, and joint efforts for building a long-term and strategic partnership. He adds that signing the MoU with Eurovent will mark and draw fruitful collaboration and mutual understanding that will result in strengthening cooperation programs between the two sides in the areas of standards, technical regulations, capacity building programs, mutual recognition, and exchange of information and experts, towards supporting and enhancing regional and international standardization for a better life.
Mr Raul Corredera Haener, President of Eurovent, highlights the importance of this MoU: “The formalization of our longstanding cooperation by this Memorandum of Understanding is the best evidence of our commitment to the Middle East. For more than five years, our chapter Eurovent Middle East has been taking up the role of a stakeholder for the industry in the region and with this MoU we now ensure that the combined expertise of the European industry is at disposal to the GSO.”
Mr Tariq Al Ghussein, President of Eurovent Middle East, concludes: “We express our sincerest gratitude to H.E. Mr Saud Al-Khusaibi and his team from the Gulf Standardization Organization for the partnership and cooperation over the past years and their commitment to further strengthen the fruitful exchange on standardization issues for the region. The MoU is a great recognition for our work and a wonderful gift for our five years anniversary.”
On the other hand, Eng. Basem Salama, Senior Conformity Specialist in GSO, reviewed the recent trends of Gulf technical regulations and energy conservation + for air conditioners in the GSO member states.
It is worth mentioned that Eurovent is Europe’s Industry Association for Indoor Climate (HVAC), Process Cooling, and Food Cold Chain Technologies. Its members from throughout Europe represent more than 1.000 companies, the majority small and medium-sized manufacturers, employing around 150.000 people within the association’s geographic area. This makes Eurovent one of the largest cross-regional industry committees of its kind with roots date back to 1958.