Qatargas Operating Company Limited (Qatargas) sponsored and presented the Best Overall Prize at the 16th Annual Plant Design competition, organised by Qatar University (QU)’s Chemical Engineering Department.
With a legacy dating back to 2004, Qatargas and QU’s Chemical Engineering Department “are proud to provide students with opportunities to gain world-class engineering experience”, according to a press statement.
With 22 teams vying for the prize, the competition was of an “exceptionally high standard”, the statement noted.
Emerging as victors was the ‘Top Tech Team’, which showcased their design of a Condensate Refining Process and Ethylene Glycol Process.
They carried out the feasibility study of their design in Qatar by establishing the market demand trend, consumption trend and the markets for their product, while prioritising the environmental impact assessment and emissions reduction aspects.
Qatargas Chief Engineering and Projects officer Sheikh Khalid bin Abdulla al-Thani; Dr Rashid Sultan al-Kuwari, Asset and Surveillance Engineering manager; and Ahmed Jaber al-Mohannadi, head of Surveillance, presented the prizes to the winning team at a special ceremony at the Qatargas Doha head office.
Dr Easa al-Musleh and Fadwa ElJack, professors of Chemical Engineering at QU, and other faculty members from the university also attended the event.
Prior to the award ceremony, the student teams showcased their award entries during 20-minute presentations before addressing questions from the judging panel.
Representing Qatargas on the judging panel were al-Mohannadi and Jassim al-Shammali, head of Measurement.
“Supporting and encouraging education is a core element of Qatargas’ Corporate Social Responsibility programme. Qatargas is committed to building and maintaining partnerships with universities, and supporting students to develop the requisite skills to meet the future needs of the oil and gas industry in the State of Qatar,” the statement adds.