From left to right: Muhammad Syahir Mansor (JICA Project Assistant), Dr. Chiong Meng Soon (UTM-JB, Project Leader SubProject 3 of SATREPS OTEC Project), Hariharan Jai Karthikeyan (UTM-OTEC, Postgraduate student), Mr. Muhammad Syakir Rozali (MHE-Demag Malaysia, Senior Project Engineer), Mr. Eddy Ng (MHE-Demag Malaysia, Division Manager), Ts. Dr. Sathiabama T. Thirugnana (Director of UTM-OTEC), Ts. Dr. Nurul Huda Ahmad (UTM-OTEC, Research Fellow), Ms. Kimiko Masuda (JICA Project Coordinator)
Klang, 9 Feb– A visit to MHE-Demag Malaysia Sdn. Bhd by UTM- Ocean Thermal Energy Centre team was held to strengthen the collaboration between the two parties. MHE-Demag Malaysia is working together with UTM-OTEC team under SATREPS OTEC Project. MHE-Demag specializes in manufacturing and supply of Overhead Cranes and Parts. As for this project, the company will be installing a 10-ton single bridge girder hoist crane in the UPM-UTM OTEC Centre which will be located at UPM I-AQUAS, Port Dickson. This hoist crane will be needed for assembling, moving and maintenance of H-OTEC equipment in the centre.
The visit begins with a sharing session about the company and their services by MHE-Demag Malaysia Division Manager, Mr. Eddy Ng, who is an UTM Alumni accompanied by Mr. Muhammad Syakir Rozali, Senior Project Engineer. Then, UTM OTEC team had the opportunity to visit the production sites, warehouses and offices in the premise. A lot of information and knowledge about hoist crane manufacturing were shared by MHE-Demag Malaysia team.
Followed by the factory visit, both parties discussed on several matters regarding the SATREPS OTEC project and their future plan of action pertaining to the installation of 10-ton hoist crane . Mr. Eddy shared more details on the carbon footprint reduction practice by MHE-Demag Malaysia and their achievements such as the energy intensity (MWh/sales) and emission intensity (tCO2e/sales) of their company has reduced by 23% and 29 %, respectively compared to base year in 2017. Besides that, 30% of electricity in the factories are generated from renewable sources.
On top of that, MHE-Demag Malaysia is actively hiring potential fresh graduates and experienced professionals to join the company. As part of the collaborative action, UTM-OTEC was given the honour to assist in promoting the job opening through our social media, academic network as well as UTM Career Centre to all Students and Alumni of UTM.
UTM-OTEC team would like to thank MHE-Demag Malaysia team for making the visit fruitful, with a lot of information sharing, and understanding were established among the two parties. Special wishes and gratitude to Mrs. Florence Tan from JICA Malaysia office for joining us in the visit and continuously supporting the SATREPS OTEC team.
Prepared and Edited by: Hariharan Jai Karthikeyan & Abdul Shukur Mohamad
Approved by: Ts. Dr. Sathiabama T. Thirugnana