Site Visit and Potential Research Collaboration Meeting at Brunei Methanol Company (BMC) Sdn. Bhd.

March 22, 2021

On 22nd March 2021, officers from Office of Assistant Vice Chancellor (Innovation and Enterprise) and Centre for Advanced Material Research (CAMES) conducted a site visit at Brunei Methanol Company’s plant. Leading the team from UBD was Prof. Dr. Mohd. Ayub Sadiq @ Lin Naing, Assistant Vice Chancellor (Innovation and Enterprise) and Dr Jimmy Lim Chee Ming, Director, Centre for Advanced Material and Energy Sciences and representing BMC was Afiq Junaidi, Operations Engineer. This visit was a follow-up to previous visit by BMC to CAMES in February 2021.  After touring the BMC plant, both parties discussed various potential research collaboration especially in the area of Smart Coating.

Brunei Methanol Company was established in 2006 with an objective of developing Brunei’s first Methanol manufacturing and exporting plant, in accordance with the aspirations of the Government of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam towards the diversification of the country’s economy and the development of the downstream industries from oil and gas resources.  The company has a nameplate capacity of 2,500 metric tons per day of Federal Grade AA Methanol which is a key product for the chemical and petrochemical industry in the production of Acetic Acid (solvents), MTBE (octane enhancer), Formaldehyde (resins, adhesives) and others. Annually the plant is targeted to produce at least 850,000 metric tons of product methanol for export.

Back to News/Events