Technology firm Danfoss will support Emirati engineering student, Roudha Bin Bahr in the WorldSkills 2017 competition, to be held in the UAE for the first time this month.

Bin Bahr is the only female engineer to compete in the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning category and the first woman from the UAE to enter the WorldSkills competition in her field.

Danfoss will support Bin Bahr by providing close mentoring and necessary equipment. Bin Bahr is a Chemical Engineering student and trains at SKM Air Conditioning LLC in Sharjah.

Ziad Al-Bawaliz, senior director of Danfoss Cooling Turkey, Middle East and Africa, said: “Supporting and strengthening the skills of young people in our field is incredibly important to me on both a personal and professional level.

“As part of our partnership, Roudha has access to all of the components and materials required for the competition, as well as over 30 hours of hands-on, expert training with one of our technical engineers Sami Jamil.”

In order to win the competition, Bin Bahr must show her skills in the manufacturing of refrigeration and air conditioning products.

The key elements of a successful candidate include a good understanding and ability to work on refrigeration systems, piping, electrical wiring and component and system installation.

Bin Bahr must demonstrate safe working practices throughout the competition, and should portray her knowledge and ability to replace refrigeration parts, as well as diagnose and repair malfunctions.

The competition will be held from 15-18 October, 2017 at ADNEC in Abu Dhabi.