Gamuda, Bosch Rexroth inks MoU to bolster and upskill workforce on automation

by TMR / Graphic by M ZUKRI

Gamuda Engineering and Bosch Rexroth have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to raise the Malaysian construction industry’s competitive advantage via competency in automation.

The collaboration will see through enhancements in learning courses that reference German-certified Industry 4.0 training modules, Gamuda said in a statement today.

The improved training modules will cater for local and international projects and are offered through Gamuda’s training academies. Subsequently, this will create multiplier benefits in the development of a talent pool of international quality and standards in automation.

“Guided by the group-wide Gamuda Green Plan 2025 with commitments to enhance people development and digitalisation, the Bosch Rexroth partnership will mutually allow us to equip our talents with comprehensive training modules recognised globally and tailored to address the industry’s challenges with a future-proof Industry 4.0 skills-set,” said Datuk Ubull Din Om, Managing Director of Gamuda Engineering.

In 2011, Bosch Rexroth was one of the international partners Gamuda collaborated with in setting up the Tunnelling Training Academy (TTA) in Shah Alam, Malaysia, with an investment of RM12 million. 

The TTA is the world’s first academy for learning mechanised tunnelling and operating of Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM). The training academy invested in Bosch Rexroth training facilities through the Variable Density

TBM’s electro-hydraulic system to train tunnel mechanics on the mechanical and hydraulic components of the TBM.

“With our IoT solutions, technicians will be able to analyse the data from the machines, detect anomalies and possible defects in equipment and processes. With predictive maintenance, they can reduce unplanned downtime and revenue loss. Connectivity also offers new opportunities for agile businesses to thrive in these turbulent times,” said Michel Gunawan, Managing Director for Bosch Rexroth Sdn Bhd.

In the pipeline, the new tunnelling academy will deploy training on Gamuda’s world recognised invention, the Autonomous Tunnel Boring Machine (A-TBM), an AI-powered tunnelling system that allows remote monitoring with the incorporation of Industry 4.0 technologies such as Big Data and the IoT, creating higher-skilled digital employment.

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