Several industrial sites in the country managed by the Darussalam Enterprise, DARe including the Sungai Bera Industrial Site, Sungai Liang Industrial Park, SPARK, Pulau Muara Besar Industrial Site and Salambigar Industrial Site became the focal point for a visit by the delegation of Members of the Legislative Council today. The visit was part of the Ministry of Energy, Manpower and Industry's efforts in introducing to the delegation on the industrial development projects that are currently being implemented by companies under the DARe management, as well as to show the importance of the sites for the country's socio-economy development. Two local, Joffren Omar Sendirian Berhad and Mahkota Maju Sendirian Berhad companies operated at the Sungai Bera Industrial Site became the delegation's first visit venue.
The delegation which was led by Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Putera Maharaja Dato Paduka Awang Haji Abdul Ghani bin Pehin Datu Pekerma Dewa Dato Paduka Awang Haji Abdul Rahim. Present during the visit was Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr. Awang Haji Mat Suny bin Haji Md Hussein, Minister of Energy, Manpower and Industry.
The delegation was given briefing on the company's role as the sole agent that represents the manufacturing products of international companies ranging from electrical and instrumentation equipment, drilling, production chemicals, construction, mechanical, racking and shelving equipment. Incorporated in 1982, Joffren Omar Sdn Bhd's currently employs 90% of local workforce. Also present were Dato Seri Paduka Awang Haji Matsatejo bin Sokiaw, Deputy Minister of Energy, Manpower and Industry, Permanent Secretaries, Deputy Permanent Secretaries at the Ministry.
The delegation also visited the Mahkota Maju Sendirian Berhad. With its main objective to provide competence based safety training to the oil & gas industry, the company was established in 2004 and currently employing 81 staff of whom 87 percent are locals.
At the Sungai Liang Industrial Park, SPARK, the delegation visited the Advanced Hydrogen Energy Chain Association for Technology Development (AHEAD), an association comprised of four Japanese leading companies as its members namely the Mitsubishi Corporation, Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha, Chiyoda Corporation and Mitsui & Corporation Limited.
Set in a 6 hectare site, the company is currently in its construction phase to build a hydrogenation plant to produce liquefied hydrogen from Gas supplied by Brunei LNG Sdn. Bhd. The liquefied hydrogen gas will be shipped to a dehydrogenation plant in Kawasaki, Japan. The project will initiate Brunei's first international supply of hydrogen gas to Japan. The hydrogenation plant once operational is expected to produces 210 tonnes of hydrogen expected to be supplied to Japan which can power 40,000 vehicles using fuel cells.
Source: Radio Television Brunei