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Petronas bags six IChemE Malaysia Awards
Published on: Thursday, October 27, 2016

Kuala Lumpur: Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) was the big winner at the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Malaysia Awards 2016, bagging six out of the 16 awards under eight categories presented at Le Meridien Hotel Kuala Lumpur on Monday.Twelve organisations/institutions and four individuals received IChemE awards at the ceremony, which was graced by the Royal Patron of IChemE Malaysia, Duli Yang Maha Mulia Raja Permaisuri Perak Darul Ridzuan Tuanku Zara Salim.

Petronas Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG)'s Vice President, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer Datuk Sazali Hamzah, who is also a member of IChemE Malaysia's Board of Directors said, "PCG received four out of the six awards presented to PETRONAS. We are honoured by this recognition for our long-standing commitment and efforts in upholding world-class standards in our processes. Being part of the global awards programme is indeed an impetus for us to continuously strive for excellence for the benefit of the chemical engineering fraternity and chemical industry at large."

The accreditation by IChemE is an important milestone for Petronas in its effort to develop and improve the quality of Petronas' chemical engineers. "It serves as a recognition of Petronas' credibility and the vast experience of its chemical engineering fraternity to ensure that it develops engineers who are highly competent and capable of bringing value to the organisation, industry and society," Sazali added.

IChemE, the leading international body providing services for, and representing the interests of those involved in chemical, biochemical and process engineering worldwide, recognises individual and team achievements, innovation and excellence in the chemical and process industry, as part of a global awards programme launched over 20 years ago.

Also, IChemE awards licenses and accreditations to suitably qualified members. Having worked closely with PETRONAS, IChemE has made the oil and gas multinational the first organisation in Malaysia to receive the Accredited Company Training Scheme (ACTS) status for its Accelerated Capability Development (ACD) training scheme to produce highly-qualified and skilled chemical engineers.



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