Posted on March 23, 2015

Qatar University College of Engineering (QU-CENG) celebrated yesterday the donation by Qatar Fertiliser Company (QAFCO) of a Rolls-Royce Avon Gas turbine. The turbine, which was given to the College in December, will benefit CENG students providing them with the opportunity to gain hands-on learning of turbine technology.

Students will also further their practical knowledge of the machine’s usage and structure under CENG faculty guidance. Attending the event were QU Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Dr Humaid Abdullah Al-Midfaa, QU VP and Chief Academic Officer Dr Mazen Hasna, CENG Dean Dr Rashid Alammari, QAFCO Vice Chairman and CEO Mr Khalifa Al-Sowaidi, and many QU and QAFCO officials.

In his remarks, Dr Alammari noted that the turbine is designed for teaching, research, and training purposes. He said: “This project highlights the distinguished cooperation between CENG and QAFCO towards more collaboration to support the academic progress of the College, and strengthens our relationship that covers several projects and initiatives. We are pleased to provide our students with training on this key piece of engineering machinery, as part of our continuing efforts to prepare highly-qualified engineers who are able to support and lead Qatar’s future development and progress.”

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Mr Al-Sowaidi said: “Today, it gives me a great pleasure to present QAFCO turbine to Qatar University as a token of our appreciation for our relationship. As part of our commitment to Qatar National Vision 2030 and as an essential part of our corporate responsibility, we continue to focus on preparing our people for the future. Training and professional development of young Qatari people are one of our key concerns. With this turbine, we intend to give engineering students a first-hand experience of one of the most renowned and admired turbines produced by Rolls-Royce. It has become one of the most successful gas turbine engines with applications in military and civilian aircrafts, as well as in industrial applications.”