PETRONAS’ know-how commercialisation arm, PETRONAS Know-how Ventures Sdn Bhd (PTVSB) has entered right into a strategic collaboration with Aerodyne Oil and Gasoline Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Aerodyne Group, to discover alternatives for deployment and commercialisation of drone-based options.
The collaboration marks one other vital step ahead in PETRONAS’ sustainability journey. It’s set to raise the adoption of drone-based know-how within the vitality business and past to drive operational optimisation whereas decreasing carbon footprint and enhance worksite security. It’s also a part of PETRONAS’ efforts to allow distant and autonomous operations by the enlargement of robotics and digitalisation.
A Memorandum of Collaboration (MoC) was signed right here yesterday between the 2 events. PTVSB was represented by its Chief Govt Officer Dr. Mahpuzah Abai and PTVSB chairman Dr. Nasir Darman, who can be PETRONAS Chief Know-how Officer, whereas Aerodyne was represented by its founder and Group Chief Govt Officer Kamarul A. Muhamed and Director of Aerodyne Oil & Gasoline Karim Hamzah.
PETRONAS President and Group Chief Govt Officer Datuk Tengku Muhammad Taufik witnessed the signing ceremony. Additionally current have been PETRONAS Senior Vice President of Venture Supply and Know-how, Bacho Pilong, and PETRONAS Senior Vice President of Company Technique, Mazuin Ismail.
In his speech, Datuk Tengku Taufik stated, “PETRONAS believes the partnership with Aerodyne is testimony to the shared imaginative and prescient of each organisations to propel Malaysia to the forefront of drone know-how options on the earth. With PETRONAS’ inhouse applied sciences and Aerodyne’s experience, we look ahead to the thrilling potential drone-based know-how will deliver for the vitality business in addition to different sectors, notably in bettering security and decreasing carbon footprint at worksites.”
Along with a joint deep dive into revolutionary drone-based options for know-how deployment and commercialisation, each corporations may even look into know-how enhancement, human capital growth, the institution of associated laws and requirements, in addition to push to liberalise the utilization of drone providers in Malaysian industries.
Dr Mahpuzah stated, “With this collaboration, the sky is the restrict as we’re becoming a member of forces with a homegrown drone providers supplier now ranked first on the earth. Combining the experience of two firms so obsessed with advancing know-how to complement lives, we are going to quickly chart new potentialities for drone-based options.”
Kamarul added, “Pooling our experience and sources to develop distinctive and inventive options for right now’s challenges within the O&G sector is an thrilling strategy and can allow each events to faucet into alternatives in Malaysia and past.”
The significance of drone-based know-how is exemplified by the institution of the PETRONAS Drone Middle to facilitate deployment. PETRONAS has efficiently demonstrated inter-platform supply for payloads of 5kg inside 5km distance. By way of this collaboration, each events may even collectively discover technical and financial viability of drone options with larger payloads and longer distance to extend logistics effectivity and pace.