Qatargas Engineers Conclude Training Program with Chiyoda (Japan)
Six Qatari engineers from Qatargas recently completed a training program with Chiyoda Corporation in Japan. The objective of the training was to provide the young engineers with practical knowledge in terms of design and engineering techniques of gas and hydrocarbon processing plants.
A special ceremony was held at Chiyoda’s head office in Japan to mark the successful completion of the training program. Sheikh Khalid Bin Abdulla Al-Thani, Qatargas Chief Operating Officer, Engineering and Ventures represented the Company at the ceremony.
Addressing the attendees, Sheikh Khalid said: “I would like to underline with satisfaction the historical and enduring partnership that has existed between Qatargas and Chiyoda since the very establishment of our company when Chiyoda was involved in the construction of our RasLaffan LNG production plant. Throughout the history of our company, Chiyoda has been there contributing its expertise and its experience in helping Qatargas become the largest supplier of liquefied natural gas in the world. We are truly proud of our association with Chiyoda over the years.”
During the program held from 26 August to 11 October, the national graduate engineers were provided with a comprehensive overview of the basic process and mechanical engineering concepts, process and instrumentation control, P&ID development and plant layout, project execution, and a wide range of associated engineering-related topics that will help them greatly in laying the foundation for a successful engineering career with Qatargas.
In addition to enhancing their technical knowledge and skills, the six engineers also benefited from learning and understanding the social life of Japan as well as the ways of Japanese business and corporate responsibility towards society.
Qatargas is committed to supporting Quality Qatarization by attracting, developing and retaining qualified nationals. The company is actively pursuing the aim of achieving 50% Qatarization in line with the national strategy and has introduced a high quality national development programme in order to meet its business objectives in this area. All efforts are utilized in developing new national recruits and opportunities are provided for short and long term external assignments with Qatargas’ shareholders, vendors or Project Expansion teams within Qatargas.
LNG World News Staff, October 28, 2013; Image: Qatargas