Saturday, August 20

Team ‘Innovazione’ wins Curtin University Sarawak’s Best Design Project award

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Group photo of students and staff with the industry experts.

MIRI: Team ‘Innovazione’ with their project ‘Design of an offshore prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG)’ claimed the Best Design Project award during the recent Curtin University Sarawak’s Design Project award presentation ceremony.

The project was among nine designs showcased by final-year chemical engineering students of the university.

At the ceremony, Innovazione comprising Aw Ying Yin, Chang Chung Min, Chen Wan Mun, Kristy Nyagang and Siti Nur Nabila Ahmad Shah, gave a presentation to a panel of industry experts from Sarawak Shell Berhad.

In second place was team ‘Green Design’ with ‘Production of Alpha-tocopherol from Palm Fatty Acid Distillate’, while team ‘ETBE’ came in third for ‘Ethyl Tert-butyl Ether (ETBE) Production Plant’. Green Design also won the Best Presentation award.

Other projects showcased were ‘Direct Route to Phenol from Benzene’, ‘Glycerol to Propylene Glycol’, ‘Design of Ethylene Oxide/Glycols Plant’, ‘Design of Methanol Plant’, ‘Plant Design for Ethylene Production’, ‘Formalin Production Plant’ and ‘Production of Light Olefin from Methanol’

Design Project is a final-year unit of the Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) programme whereby students are required to undertake open-ended projects for 12 weeks, involving aspects such as market and site evaluation, process selection, process development, health, safety and environmental compliance, detailed economic evaluation and detailed design of major and minor equipment.

Apart from being assessed for their report writing each group was evaluated through an oral presentation involving academic advisors and industry experts.

The academic advisors have been monitoring the students’ progress, through weekly meetings with them throughout the semester, while the industry experts imparted their industrial experience and offered practical advice and feedback.