Last week our neighbours St Mary’s College, hosted an Engineering week with the opportunity for local schools to get involved.
Our Year 11 pupils paid a visit local engineering company Allpipe, who produce pipework for the petrochemical industry. Pupils had a tour of the facility and gained an insight into the quality and safety systems, the pipework sketching and the fabrication. It was fascinating to watch the quality of work by the TIG welders and to see the X-ray testing facility.
The afternoon was spent at Ulster University, Magee Campus, with Justin Quinn giving an introduction to their new Engineering faculty. They specialise in Renewable energy Engineering which is one of the fastest growing areas at the moment.
It was a very interesting and informative day and we are most grateful to St Mary’s College for hosting the event.”