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Kahramaa, QEWC and MHPS ink deal for Qatari engineers’ training in Japan

Kahramaa, QEWC and MHPS ink deal
for Qatari engineers’ training in Japan

Meriam Jelliti
QATAR General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa), Qatar Electricity & Water Company (QEWC) and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Ltd (MHPS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Doha on Tuesday for the implementation of an internship-based education and training programme in Japan for engineers from QEWC and Kahramaa.
The signing ceremony was preceded with an exhibition of the participating doctors and engineers from Kahramaa, Qatar University and Texas A&M University, where they presented their latest projects and inventions.
The signing ceremony was witnessed by the Minister of State for Energy Affairs HE Saad Sheridaal Kaabi. Kahramaa President Essa Hilalal Kuwari, General Manager and Managing Director of QEWC Fahad Hamad al Mohannadi and President & CEO of MHPS Ken Kawai signed the agreement.
Under the terms of the MoU, young engineers from Kahramaa and QEWC will serve as interns at MHPS’ Takasago Works in Hyogo Prefecture and other locations in Japan. Through a combination of classroom education and on-the-job training, the interns will gain relevant knowledge, skills and experience in addressing complex situations in their dealings with advanced power generation technologies.
The internship programme is being established in line with MHPS’ support for the development of Qatari technical experts in power technology. MHPS, which supplies Qatar with high-reliability thermal power generation systems, views the internship programme as an opportunity to further strengthen the ties between the three companies.
Qatar is presently focusing its resources on the creation and enhancement of a broad range of new industrial infrastructure to meet the demand for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and to help achieve the goals of Qatar National Vision 2030.
As part of that effort, large-scale power generation and desalination projects are presently underway. As part of strengthening the infrastructure, MHPS concluded last year a second long-term service agreement (LTSA) covering eight of its M701F gas turbines in operation in the gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) power generation facility of the Independent Water and Power Project (IWPP) in Ras Laffan Industrial City.
The ceremony included a panel discussion with E. Mohammad al Kubaisi, E. Aysha al Mohammadi, E. Afaf al Shirawi and E. Jaber al Marri, in which they shared their experiences as engineers in Kahrama, the challenges they encountered and the accomplishments they witnessed.
This was followed by two presentations by E. Majed al Shamari and E. Mahaal Matwi.
At the end of the event, Kuwari honoured the guests and the participants.
As Kahramaa and QEWC together provide indispensable support to enable stable power generation, the conclusion of the new MoU with MHPS is of great significance.