Shell official highlights youth contribution to development

KARACHI: Matthias Bichsel, Projects and Technology Director, Royal Dutch Shell Plc met with Electrical and Mechanical Engineering students at the National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) today.

They spoke about Shell’s global focus on technological innovation in its operations and developing integrated energy solutions.

Bichsel highlighted a number of exciting new projects that Shell is working on around the world and in the South Asian region, where thousands of engineers and scientists are working on front-end design and product development and on the delivery of high-end advanced technical studies. In his address, he added that Shell sees “universities as our friends. Not only do they provide a rich source of recruits, but they are also a wonderful source of research and innovative ideas – some of which are important to many of the things we do at Shell.”

“Additionally, Shell endeavours to create learning opportunities particularly for young bright minds like those at the university, and the Shell Eco-marathon is one such event that does this. I’m very pleased to see the wonderful fuel-efficient vehicles teams here at NUST have worked so hard to build,” he said.

At the event, Major General Obaid bin Zakria said, “The opportunities for our students to meet with and hear about global technological and engineering projects and opportunities is a crucial part of encouraging them to think creatively not only about their careers, but also to think seriously about how they can apply their knowledge and the education they have to help solve practical challenges facing Pakistan and the world.”

Over 150 students from electrical, mechanical and mechatronics engineering disciplines attended the address by Bichsel, after which he and members of the faculty at NUST viewed various ongoing projects students are working on, including Shell Eco-marathon vehicles for the 2014 competition.

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