Qatar Airways joins major conservation initiative
Qatar Airways and Hamad International Airport (HIA) have partnered with KAHRAMAA’s National Programme for Conservation and Energy Efficiency, ‘Tarsheed’, to deliver technical energy and water conservation training to their employees.
The training, focusing on resource conservation, was aligned to contribute towards His Highness The Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani’s 2030 vision for sustainable development.
The technical training was delivered by KAHRAMAA, Qatar’s Electricity and Water Corporation, as part of a memorandum of understanding that provides a framework for Qatar Airways and HIA to work together on technical initiatives, as well as building staff and community awareness in relation to water conservation, energy efficiency systems, and renewable energy.
The training session, which took place earlier this month, involved around 50 delegates from the airline and airport’s facilities management teams. It was hosted at Qatar Airways’ corporate offices in Doha, Qatar, and subjects covered a wide range of technical topics, including air conditioning systems, fans, pumps, lighting, motors, water conservation and energy efficiency.
Further to the technical training, KAHRAMAA is planning energy and water audits at HIA’s award-winning passenger terminal and at Qatar Airways’ head offices, allowing both to apply recommendations to further improve energy efficiency.
Qatar Airways group chief executive, His Excellency Akbar Al Baker, said: “Qatar Airways is proud to contribute to the Qatar National Vision 2030 and our partnership with KAHRAMAA, represented in Tarsheed, is an excellent example of collaboration towards the shared goal for sustainable development in Qatar.
“We are very pleased to receive training from KAHRAMAA’s experts on energy and water conservation. The technical advice received will enhance the practical measures we are taking to improve our environmental performance for electricity and water consumption across our operations.”
KAHRAMAA’s president, His Excellency Engr. Essa bin Hilal Al Kuwari, said: “KAHRAMAA, through Tarsheed, is pleased to cooperate with Qatar Airways and HIA in terms of conservation and energy efficiency.
“We are working together towards achieving the four pillars of the Qatar National Vision 2030, namely economic, environment, social and human development. This partnership aims to support Tarsheed’s Goal in bringing down CO2 emissions in Qatar by six million tonnes and per capita consumption of electricity by eight per cent and of water by 15 per cent by 2022.”