On March 28, 2014 a group of Engineers from the Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers of the Philippines visited Qatalum. Led by Christopher Pino, Project Engineer, Technical, the group toured the different groups within Qatalum, Carbon, Reduction and Casthouse.
The IIEE-SQC chapter (Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers State of Qatar chapter) is a non-stock, non-profit and non-religious organization duly recognized and accredited by the Philippine Embassy in the State of Qatar. For more detail see attach IIEE-SQC profile.
In addition to certified engineers, the IIEE-SQC also allow membership to licensed electrical engineers and master electricians who are employed at different industries here in Qatar including consultancy, contracting, operations and maintenance.
The purpose of the visit was in line with the 2014 IIEE national mission "Continuously Enhancing Practitioners Competitiveness Towards Global Excellence" and the IIEE-SQC wanted to witness and experience Qatalum practices within the engineering field. They were keen to see how Qatalum operates and how aluminum is created and marketed.
The take home message from the visitors was that they were very impressed by the operational excellence within the Plant and were informed, for the first time, on how aluminium is produced from liquid to solid premium casthouse products.