KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, November 28, 2017
Universiti Kuala Lumpur Malaysian Institute of Chemical & Bioengineering Technology (UniKL MICET) has selected engineering and design solutions from Hexagon PPM, the world’s leading provider of asset life cycle solutions for the design, construction and operation of industrial facilities, to train and certify Southeast Asia’s next generation of plant/structural designers and draftsmen.
Three PPM solutions – Intergraph Smart® 3D, SmartPlant® Instrumentation and SmartPlant P&ID – will underpin UniKL MICET’s Plant Design and Modeling Smart 3D Software (PIPE) Professional Certificate program, which will be conducted in new, state-of-the-art facilities on the Malacca campus. The program provides students with a holistic overview of the various disciplines that are essential in the design of process plants and other industrial structures, including overall facility design, instrument data management, and piping and instrumentation diagram (P&ID) development and management.
This cross-discipline approach is crucial in the current industry environment, where organizations are looking to break down “silos” between various departments to optimize their use of digital technologies. The benefits of more collaborative workflows and improved communication include increased accuracy, quality and productivity.
“Hexagon PPM’s engineering and design solutions are predominant on Southeast Asia’s current energy and construction projects, so it was important for UniKL MICET to train students on the industry standard. This will help companies to reduce training costs down the track,” said Dr Ahmad Naim Ahmad Yahaya, dean of UniKL MICET.
Franz Kufner, executive vice president, Asia-Pacific of Hexagon PPM, said, “Hexagon PPM is proud to be part of the solution to Southeast Asia’s skills shortage in the energy sector. We are confident that designers and draftsmen trained on our solutions will not only have the required technical skills, but also the right cultural mindset to thrive in a collaborative digital environment. Both these qualities will be in high demand over the next decade.”
Visit hexagonppm.com/products/3d-product-family for more information about Hexagon PPM’s engineering and design solutions.
The ARC Advisory Group, a leading industry analyst firm, ranked Hexagon PPM as the No. 1 overall worldwide provider of engineering solutions for plant design (process, power and marine), according to its “Engineering Design Tools for Plants & Infrastructure Global Market Research Study Market Analysis and Forecast Through 2020.”