German firm sets up simulation computer laboratory in GUtech

Well-known German firm PSI Software Group has opened a specialised Computer Laboratory and Training Center at the German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech), located in Barka. The University and PSI Software Group signed a MoU to this effect a few months ago.
“We are delighted to open a specialised PSI Computer Laboratory at our university today. GUtech students who are enrolled in Mechanical, Process and Environmental Engineering will benefit from this unique laboratory as well as our academic staff. To familiarise themselves with the SCADA software the Engineering professors of GUtech were trained at the PSI head offices two months ago,” said Prof Dr Ing Michael Modigell, Rector of GUtech. The PSI Software Group will also utilise the GUtech laboratory as a Training Center for its customers in the GCC region.
“The PSI Control system will be introduced from January onwards. We are looking forward to training GUtech students in the simulation of the operation of gas and oil pipelines and water networks. Our software with an extended technology simulation core specifically helps to understand better the fluid transportation process within a pipeline. Therefore, it is a high-end tool to increase efficiency and safety of pipeline operations,” said Wolfgang Klüber, PSI Sales Manager Oman. PSI also plans to introduce an internship programme for the best Engineering students at GUtech.
“We want to train our students in specialised laboratories that give them the skills to implement the practical experience in their future work. Therefore, offering an industrial software like PSI’s SCADA in our engineering programmes will give the opportunity to our students to be trained in Energy Management and Oil and Gas Pipeline Management. Also, this will enrich the engineering programme,” said Prof Dr Najah al Mhanna, Head of the Engineering Department.
The PSI Software Group is the European market leader for supervision and control systems for gas, oil, electricity, heat and energy transmission and trading. PSI Group develops and integrates complete solutions for energy management (gas, oil, electricity, heat, energy planning, transmission, and trading), production management (mining, metals, automotive, mechanical engineering, logistics) and infrastructure management for transport and safety. The PSI Software Group was founded in 1969, it is based in the German capital Berlin and employs more than 1,600 persons worldwide, in projects in the US, Europe and Southeast Asia.