Swiss Ambassadors visit to the Petroleum Institute PI in Abu Dhabi

News locali, 15.01.2015

On 15 December the Swiss Ambassador and delegation visited the Petroleum Institute (PI) in Abu Dhabi, the renowned engineering college with 1968 students. Several members of PI’s executive team, led by the President, Dr. Thomas Hochstettler, and the senior vice-President, Mr. Murshid Al Rumaithi received the Swiss guests and gave them a tour.

Swiss Ambassadors visit to the Petroleum Institute PI in Abu Dhabi
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The exchange focused on enhancing cooperation opportunities in the field of academia and business. The PI team gave a brief on the latest renewable energy projects PI developed, such as the Solar Car Project. During a visit to the workshop, Dr. Fahad Almaskari explained the development of the project and students were highlighting their experiences in the process of designing and building the car. The PI team will be competing in the upcoming Abu Dhabi Solar Challenge, in January 2015, against international teams amongst them a Swiss build solar racer developed by the Buehler racing team.