PDSB bags 2 awards at IChemE Global Awards 2021


PETRONAS Digital Sdn Bhd (PDSB), the digital arm of Petronas, bagged two awards at the recent Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Malaysia Awards 2021 and IChemE Global Awards 2021.

PDSB’s Start-up Excellence Live Advisory (Stellar) Programme won in the Process Automation and Digitalisation category at the IChemE Global Awards 2021, while Citizen Analytics: Enabling Analytics Capabilities Programme won in the Training and Development Award category at the IChemE Malaysia Awards.

“The beauty of digital is two-fold — developing solutions that advance business growth, which is what Stellar has achieved, and empowering our people to elevate their knowledge and skill set which is the purpose of the Citizen Analytics programme,” Petronas Chief Digital Officer Aadrin Azly (picture) said in a statement yesterday.

“Technology drives change but people drive technology, hence it is imperative to equip the workforce with the capabilities to transform innovative ideas into digital reality.

“We are proud that these initiatives have been recognised, and we hope these solutions will continue to enrich the lives of our workforce, stakeholders and even industry players,” he added.

Recognising that digital solutions are increasingly crucial in the optimisation of liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant equipment and operations, Stellar was developed in 2020 and introduced to Petronas’ Malaysia LNG Sdn Bhd to improve overall productivity and cost-efficiencies at their plants.

An artificial intelligence-driven model, Stellar captures valuable tacit knowledge from experienced operators and engineers, and generates actionable insights from over two decades worth of plant data, enabling real-time response to optimise plant operations.

Since its deployment, Stellar has successfully reduced start-up duration by 40% and carbon emission by 10%.

The Citizen Analytics programme, implemented in 2019, empowers Petronas employees with data analytics skill sets while accelerating Petronas’ transition towards becoming a data-driven organisation.

Participants will be able to apply the skills, tools and applications learnt to address business challenges and discover insights with data to bring significant value to the industry.

Petronas’ subsidiary Petronas Penapisan (Terengganu) Sdn Bhd also won in the Oil and Gas category at the IChemE Malaysia Awards 2021 with its visual gas sampling points invention.

The IChemE Malaysia Awards and IChemE Global Awards celebrate chemical, process and biochemical engineering excellence. The global award received more than 120 finalist entries from across 20 countries.