Qatar University Student Visit Qatalum

The purpose of the visit was a field trip introducing new students from Qatar University to Qatalum and also to participate in QSTP project work.

A common date was agreed between Operations and Qatar University to be the 9th April 2014. The main requirement was that students wanted to see as much of the aluminium production process as possible, and also understand the scope of work that would be involved in the QSTP Environmental project. Based on their requirement a plan was prepared accordingly.

The students were welcomed by Sharat Kumar T&D Supervisor, Qatalum. Introduction was carried out by Hans Petter Lange, Reduction Manager with Amir Farah Acting Q&D Manager presenting associated material to the students about the Qatalum Summer Internship Programme.  Hans Petter Lange also, spoke about the research projects being conducted at the University’s Centre for Advanced Metals spearheaded by the Professors sponsored by Qatalum through QSTP.

 Students with Qatalum staff, Professor Geir Martin Haarberg and Chris Devadas from Hydro - QSTP

The plant tour consisted of Carbon, Reduction and Casting. Present at the tour were 13 students from Chemical Engineering and Environmental Studies,  and 2 facility members from the University Including, Geir Martin Haarberg one of the Qatalum sponsored University Chair Professors and 2 members of Hydro QSTP,  Chris Devadas and Elin Legland.

Students inspecting alumina at the Service centre 

Nigel Martin Anderson, Process Engineer PP, Carbon, in the Baking Furnaces with students

Hydro QSTP Admin Manager & Project Coordinator, Elin was pleased with the tour and commented on the positive interest shown by the students during the presentations and tour of the plant.

Through such tours, Qatalum would hope to inspire students enough so that they may enrol in the summer intern programme. This batch was all eager to complete their assignments and projects within Qatalum.