Qatalum representatives from left: Angela Eikebu, Truls Gautesen, Olaf Meissner, Rick Hynes, Hassan Al Rashid, Steve Davison, Pål Vigeland and Camilla Nyhuus Christensen.
Sixteen local companies are exhibiting at the fair, which was officially opened by H.E. Dr. Mohammed Al Saad, deputy premier, minister of Energy and Sixteen local companies are exhibiting at the fair, which was officially opened by H.E. Dr. Mohammed Al Sada, deputy premier, minister of Energy and Industry, and chairman of Qatar Petroleum.
In addition to the company stands, the fair also invites children to participate in various competitions, company films are being shown, and there is a waste separation area. “Being present at this fair is important for Qatalum,” says Truls Gautesen, CEO of Qatalum. “First, we need to tell people in Qatar that we are here and that the upcoming plant will soon be an important industry in the country.
“Secondly, we want to convey the message that you have aluminium around you in your daily life - the car you drive, the cell phone you use and the food you eat, which may come in an aluminium package.
“Last, but not least, aluminium can be 100 percent recycled, yet uses only 5 percent of the energy used in the production of primary aluminium,” adds Gautesen, who was present at the opening ceremony together with his full management team.
Picture from the Qatalum stand at the Environment Fair 2008. (Photos: Camilla Nyhuus Christensen)
Qatalum produced a brochure for the occasion on the environmental aspects of Qatalum, an informative movie and a number of gifts in aluminium.
There will also be a special competition where children and students are invited to mold a product that may potentially be produced in aluminium in the future. Innovation and creativity will be awarded and there will be winners each day.
H.E. Dr. Mohammed Al Saad, Deputy Minister of Energy opened the fair in Doha today.