A signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), a wholly owned subsidiary of Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), Malaysia’s largest utility company and Pioneer Engineering Sdn. Bhd., a service provider for oil and gas industry was held on the 24th of January 2019 at Universiti Tenaga Nasional chancellory office. University Tenaga Nasional was represented by its Vice Chancellor, Dato’ Prof. Ir. Dr. Kamal Nasharuddin Mustapha while Pioneer Engineering Sdn. Bhd. was represented by its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr. Gunalan Gingan.
This MoU which was initiated by the Institute of Informatics and Computing in Energy (IICE) will pave the way for a mutually beneficial cooperation between these two organizations. It will provide a framework to operationalize activities related to research and development in advanced technologies that can improve the services to oil and gas industry, exchange of knowledge and expertise between Uniten researchers and Pioneer Engineering engineers, student industrial placement opportunities, as well as the possibility for student employment.
Also present in the the ceremony were Mr. Hazami Abdul Rahman (Director, Pioneer Engineering Sdn Bhd), Mr. Aaron Ong (Chief Financial Officer, Pioneer Engineering Sdn Bhd), Mr. Mohd Azmi Shukri (Chief Operations Officer, Pioneer Engineering Sdn Bhd), Mr. Khairul Ridzwan Ibrahim (Head of CEO’s Office, Pioneer Engineering Sdn Bhd), Hj Azizi Ismail (Head Area Maintenance, Malaysia LNG Sdn Bhd) and Assoc. Prof. Dr Marini Othman, the Director of Institute of Informatics and Computing in Energy (IICE).