Amman-27 December, 2015

A delegation of 20 Mechanical and Maintenance Engineering students from the School of Applied Technical Sciences conducted a field visit on Sunday 27 December to KOSPO Qatrana power plant. The students were accompanied by Dr. Ahmad Al-Muhtady, the Department Chair, and Dr. Ismael Al-Hinti. During the visit, the students received a detailed description of the design and operation aspects and different components comprising the power plant. In addition, the students had an in-depth discussion with the operation manager of the facility regarding the different maintenance strategies involved with such critical asset.

The visit was organized to support the practical element of the “Power and Refrigeration Cycles” course which is offered by the Mechanical and Maintenance Engineering Department. Dr. Al-Hinti, the course instructor, stressed the importance of such visits to provide students with the opportunity to experience real life applications of engineering concepts. On his part, Dr. Al-Muhtady valued the hospitality and cooperation of KOSPO, and expressed his deep appreciation to the plant team for sharing their knowledge and experience with GJU students.  

It is worth mentioning that the power plant provides 373 Mega Watts of electricity to the national grid through a combined cycle based on two gas turbines and one steam turbine. The plant, which was commissioned in 2012, is a show case of the state-of-the-art power generation technology and is operated by Korea Southern Power Company (KOSPO).