17 August 2017

Finalists announced for IChemE's Malaysia Awards 2017

IChemE Malaysia Awards 2017 - web

The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) has officially announced the finalists for the IChemE Malaysia Awards 2017. Thirty-one entries have made it to the final stages of the Awards, and an overall winner from each category will be revealed on 16 October 2017.

The IChemE Malaysia Awards celebrate excellence, innovation and achievement in the chemical, process and biochemical industries. At last year’s ceremony, PETRONAS, the national oil company for Malaysia, scooped two trophies and three runner-up mentions. 

The Awards attracted 82 entries this year, and finalists include East 101, Synthomer Sdn. Bhd, Malaysia LNG Sdn. Bhd, Agridon Technologies Sdn. Bhd, PETRONAS, Green Lizard Technologies Ltd and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, in categories awarding overall projects or teams.

Two individual awards will also be presented – Young Industrialist Award and Young Researcher Award. Finalists include three industrialists from PETRONAS, Thivagar Sugumaran from Synthomer Sdn. Bhd, and two researchers from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, one from Heriot Watt University Malaysia and one from Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia.

The IChemE Malaysia Awards take place on 16 October 2017 at InterContinental, Kuala Lumpur where the winners will be announced. The ceremony in Malaysia is just one of three international events organised by IChemE to celebrate chemical engineering achievements. Other events include the IChemE Singapore Awards (19 October 2017) and the IChemE Global Awards (2 November 2017).

Winners of the IChemE Malaysia Awards will be automatically shortlisted for the IChemE Global Awards, held in Birmingham, UK, including the overall Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemical and Process Engineering, which will be selected from all entries received worldwide.

IChemE’s director for South East Asia, Mike Cloke, said:

“We’ve had an impressive number of entries for the Malaysia Awards 2017 and the judges would like to thank all the individuals and organisations that have taken their time to enter their fantastic applications for this year’s Awards.

“All who have submitted projects for this year’s Awards should be incredibly proud of their achievements and these entries show the sheer talent we have across the industry and universities in Malaysia.

“It’s a great feeling to be recognised by your peers with an award for your hard work and dedication to advancing chemical, biochemical and process engineering. I’d like to congratulate all the finalists and hope you enjoy a wonderful evening celebrating everyone’s accomplishments across the industry.”

For more information about the IChemE Malaysia Awards, please visit www.icheme.org/malaysiaawards.

Official Finalists for the IChemE Malaysia Awards 2017

Oil and Gas Award

  • Alkali-Surfactant Chemical EOR Offshore Pilot, PETRONAS
  • Leveraging Simulation to Reduce CUI Issues, East 101, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd (PMA) 
  • Membrane Contactor for Acid Gas Removal, PETRONAS Research Sdn. Bhd., Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP)
  • Regasification Supercritical Cryogenic Operation, Group technical Solutions, Project Delivery & Technology, PETRONAS
  • The Operability and Control Solutions (OCS), PETRONAS

Process Safety Award sponsored by MMI Engineering

  • Leveraging Simulation to Reduce CUI Issues, East 101, PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd (PMA)
  • LOPC Prevention - Eliminate Water Hammer Issue, PETRONAS Penapisan Terengganu Sdn. Bhd.
  • Step Change in Polymerisation Reaction Safety, Synthomer Sdn. Bhd.
  • Synthomer Dispersion Kluang Process Safety Upgrade, Synthomer Sdn. Bhd.
  • Vent Stack Fire Prevention, Malaysia LNG Sdn. Bhd.

Sustainability Award sponsored by DNV GL

  • Biomass and biofuel production from microalgae, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Universiti Sains Malaysia
  • Glycidol production using thin film evaporation, Felda Global Ventures (MY), Green Lizard Technologies Ltd (UK); Dixie Chemicals (USA)
  • K5 Strategic Technology Project, PETRONAS Research Sdn Bhd
  • VAPTH processing of recovered EBN, Agridon Technologies Sdn. Bhd, Malaysia Innovation Hub
  • Zero Flaring at Nitrogen Wash System, PETRONAS Chemicals Ammonia Sdn. Bhd.

Training and Development Award

  • Graduate Development Programme (GDP), DNVGL
  • PCASB Process Safety iCARE(PSiCARE) Program, PETRONAS Chemicals Ammonia Sdn. Bhd.
  • SCE MS : Strengthening MI Program Execution, PETRONAS Chemicals Ethylene Sdn. Bhd & PETRONAS Chemicals Polyethylene Sdn Bhd
  • Student Centered Learning Pedagogical Training, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Palm Oil Award sponsored by Sime Darby Plantation

  • Glycidol production using thin film evaporation, Felda Global Ventures (MY), Green Lizard Technologies Ltd (UK); Dixie Chemicals (USA)
  • I-SUSTAIN, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • MICRONES: Palm Oil Extraction System, Fibaloy International Sdn. Bhd, Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • Novel Process for Palm Phytonutrient Extraction- Locally-Produced, Internationally Recognised, ExcelVite Sdn. Bhd.

Young Industrialist Award sponsored by Schaefer Kalk

  • Ainul Najwa Sazali, PETRONAS Chemicals Glycols Sdn Bhd
  • Khairul Fahmi Mohamad Nor, PETRONAS Chemicals Ammonia Sdn Bhd
  • Nurhazwani Jusaimi, Group Technical Solutions, PETRONAS
  • Thivagar Sugumaran, Synthomer Sdn. Bhd

Young Researcher Award sponsored by Dato’ Muhtar Hashim, CEng, FIChemE

  • Liew Peng Yen, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • Nor Adilla binti Rashidi, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS
  • Tan Lling Lling, Heriot Watt University Malaysia
  • Wong Syie Luing, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia


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