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Qatargas wins energy and water conservation awards

by Martin Menachery on Apr 27, 2017

Qatargas team at Tarsheed awards ceremony.
Qatargas team at Tarsheed awards ceremony.

Qatargas recently received two prestigious awards for energy and water conservation.

Qatargas was recognised by the National Programme for Conservation and Energy Efficiency (Tarsheed), an annual initiative of Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa). The awards were presented in recognition of Qatargas’ commitment to environmental stewardship, and specifically, for wide-ranging energy conservation achievements at its common liquefied petroleum gas plant (industrial buildings category), and at the company’s Doha head office (commercial buildings category).

During the awards ceremony, held under the patronage of His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani at the Kahramaa Awareness Park, senior Qatargas officials received the awards from His Excellency Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani, the prime minister and interior minister.

Also present on the occasion were His Excellency Dr Mohamed bin Saleh al-Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry, and Essa bin Hilal Al-Kuwari, president, Kahramaa, and other dignitaries. Ghanim Mohammed Al Kuwari, chief operating officer, administration, Qatargas, received the award for the commercial buildings category, while Ahmed Helal Al Mohannadi, chief operating officer, operations, Qatargas, received the award for the industrial buildings category.

The common LPG storage facility, located in Ras Laffan and operated by Qatargas, made considerable power savings resulting from various process optimisation initiatives executed by the terminal operations team. These initiatives were designed to deliver a reduction in facility power consumption whilst still maintaining agreed product specifications. Most notably, electricity consumption fell from 26 kilo watt-hour (kwh) per cubic metre in 2014 to 21 kwh per cubic metre in 2016, registering more than 20 percent reduction, which is remarkable given the 12 percent increase in LPG storage and loading activities over the same period.

At its Doha head office, Qatargas made several system modifications and used high quality products to conserve energy. These included modifications on floors and interior walls, the introduction of superior quality heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, lighting sensors and lighting management systems.


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