Qatar General Electricity and Water Corp (Kahramaa) had on Tuesday night organised the third edition of Engineer Day, which aims to highlight the role of the engineer in Qatar, enhance communication and exchange of expertise among engineers, create awareness of the challenges and best engineering practices, and uncover the possibilities, capabilities, and innovations.
The event was attended by several distinguished figures in the field of engineering.
Qatar Development Bank (QDB) chief executive officer Abdulaziz bin Nasser al-Khalifa was guest of honour this year.
Qatar Society of Engineers chairman Khalid Ahmed al-Nasr, as well as representatives from Qatar University, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Texas A&M University, a number of personalities, engineering students in Qatar, and Kahramaa’s directors of departments and engineers participated in the programme.
In a speech during the event, Kahramaa president Essa bin Hilal al-Kuwari reviewed Kahramaa’s efforts in sponsoring engineers as part of its interest in the human element as its most important investment.
The event included the presentation of working papers for Kahramaa engineers, where Engineer Majed Laih al-Shammari presented a working paper entitled “developing a strategic project” in which he reviewed the technical solution for the protection of the dragline from the discharge of the major strategic water tanks project.
Engineer Maha Rashed al-Matwi presented a working paper entitled “the idea of an engineer” reviewing the sustainability of the life cycle of water pipes.
On the sidelines of the event, Kahramaa organised an exhibition of projects and inventions in which a number of its engineers participated in with their inventions and research projects, in addition to presenting projects from Qatar University and Texas A&M University.
At the end of the event, the Kahramaa president honoured the guest of honour QDB CEO Abdulaziz bin Nasser al-Khalifa, who spoke about his success story and the most prominent milestones in his career, as well as the performers of the working papers and participants in the seminar and exhibition.