Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) and D3 Chemicals Sdn Bhd has signed an agreement to pursue collaboration in the field of corrosion inhibitor technology and other areas of mutual interest. For the signing, UTP was represented by its Vice Chancellor, YBhg. Datuk Ir (Dr) Abdul Rahim Hj. Hashim, while D3 Chemicals Sdn. Bhd. was represented by its Chairman, YBhg Dato’ Abu Talib Mohamed.
“The organisation of this signing ceremony is another testament of the successful collaboration between the university and the industry. It has long been acknowledged that a university cannot be working separately from the industry but instead both parties should be collaborating in various aspects of teaching, learning, research and consultancy to bring tremendous benefits to both parties,” said YBhg. Datuk Ir (Dr) Abdul Rahim.
“D3 Chemicals is very pleased and proud to be collaborating with UTP, an organisation which emphasises Research and Development collaborations. We strongly believe and subscribe to UTP’s vision of being a Centre of Innovation and with its rich human capital resources, we would be able to develop and address issues on asset integrity in the oil and gas industry together. With the signing of the agreement, we believe that both parties would be able to jointly develop products that would be revolutionary as well as a game-changer to the industry,” said YBhg. Dato’ Abu Talib.
Prior to the signing agreement, a seminar was also held to discuss and share on two topics related to chemical and corrosion technology. The first one was entitled “Chemical Technology Evolution, Architecture and Applications toward AIM Sustainability” presented by Dr. David Dutchover III, CEO D3 Chemicals Sdn. Bhd while the second was presented by AP Dr. Mokhtar Che Ismail, Head, Centre of Corrosion Research, UTP entitled “The Answer to Corrosion Control & Offshore Asset Management Programme”.