Doha - Qatar, 18 June 2016: Qatargas sponsored the Best Overall Prize for the 13th Annual Plant Design Competition at Qatar University’s Chemical Engineering Department. A total of eight teams participated in the competition with a wide range of projects. The Projects presented by the teams were evaluated by a panel of judges comprising industry representatives. Abdulla Radi Al-Hajri, Surveillance Engineering Division Manager, represented Qatargas on the judging panel. The students presented detailed reports and 25-minute presentations before taking questions from the judging panel. The competition was a culmination of two semesters of work for the students.
The winning team comprised of four students: Shiva Yousefi, Dareen Dardor, Mariem Chamekh and Baraa Anayeh. They presented a proposal for a Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) project. The proposed plant is capable of producing affordable sulfur-free liquid fuel as an alternative to fossil fuel and coal by utilising natural gas.
Qatargas officials, Alae Sadic Al Hassan, Engineering Advisor, and Abdulla Radi Al-Hajri, Surveillance Engineering Division Manager, presented the prizes to the winning team at a special ceremony held at Qatargas Doha Head Office. Dr. Fares Almomani, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at Qatar University, also attended the event. The award was introduced by Qatargas in 2004 in partnership with Qatar University in order to provide Chemical Engineering students at the university the opportunity to work on a plant design project relevant to industry. Supporting and encouraging education is a core element of Qatargas’ corporate social responsibility initiatives. Qatargas believes that partnerships such as these between universities and industry will help students on their journey to becoming professionals, thereby meeting the future needs of industry in Qatar.