IChemE Singapore Awards 2014 winners announced

16th October 2014

Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd was the major winner at the Institution of Chemical Engineers’ (IChemE) Singapore Awards and Annual Dinner 2014, collecting two of the top prizes.

The IChemE Singapore Awards form part of an exclusive series of events across the world – including ceremonies in Malaysia and the UK – to celebrate excellence, innovation and achievement in industries such as oil, gas, water, food and pharmaceutical sectors.

Shell collected their first prize in the Process Safety category, sponsored by ABB Consulting, for their initiatives to improve process safety culture1 at their impressive integrated oil and petrochemicals Pulau Bukom facility which manufactures fuels, lubricant base oils and specialty chemicals.

The Education and Training Award was also presented to Shell Eastern Petroleum for their talent management programme – the Shell Graduate Programme (SGP) – designed to ‘develop the best industry performers’.2

In August, IChemE awarded Shell Gold Corporate Partner status in recognition of its outstanding worldwide skills and professional development programmes.

Shell currently supports professional membership for nearly 500 of its chemical and process engineers and has worked closely with IChemE in recent years to accredit two of its most important global development programmes – Shell Graduate Programme (SGP) and Shell Advanced Technical Programmes (SATP).

Other winners on the evening included the National University of Singapore (NUS) who were judged top entry for the Sustainable Technology Award, sponsored by GSK. NUS has developed an innovative membrane that extracts specific heavy and precious metals with extremely high efficiencies and low cost.3

The Young Chemical Engineer of the Year Award, sponsored by Shell, was presented to Anne Marie Ang – a process engineer at Changi Water Reclamation Plant.4

Narrowly beaten runners-up from the evening included the Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences (Process Safety Award); Singapore Polytechnic – School of Chemical and Life Sciences (Education and Training Award); National University of Singapore (Sustainable Technology Award); and Han Gang – a research fellow at National University of Singapore (Young Chemical Engineer of the Year Award).

IChemE president, Professor Geoff Maitland, who attended the Awards, said: “Singapore is one of the most important centres for chemical and process engineering in the world and houses many of the world’s largest businesses.

“Singapore is also home to some world-class chemical and process engineers and it is IChemE’s privilege to honour their achievements at our annual awards ceremony on the island.

“We congratulate all the winners and runners-up for their achievements, and our event sponsors NES Global Talent and the Institution of Engineers Singapore for their support and commitment to the chemical engineering profession.”

The IChemE Singapore Awards 2014 were held at the Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore on 16 October 2014.