OGP Technical Services Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of PETRONAS, has received a Letter of Intent (LOI) from Phu My Plastics and Chemicals Co Ltd (PMPC) to appoint it to manage and provide training services for a group of Vietnamese to operate and maintain PMPC’s polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plant in Vietnam.
Under the LOI terms, OGP, which is also the project management consultant for the PVC plant, will train 76 Vietnamese employees of PMPC in basic plant operation and maintenance; health, safety and environment; as well as conduct English language courses. This will be undertaken in collaboration with PetroVietnam Manpower Training College (PVMTC) in Vung Tau. A collaboration agreement for this purpose was signed last Friday in Baria-Vung Tau, Vietnam between OGP and PVMTC. OGP was represented by its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Haji Mohd Radzi Salleh and PVMTC by its Rector, Mr Nguyen Cao Tan. Also present was PetroVietnam’s Vice Director-General Mr Dinh Van Nga.
The 14-month programme, which begins this month, will also include on-the-job training at PETRONAS’ PVC plant in Kertih, Malaysia. The training programme is one of the efforts undertaken by PMPC to develop Vietnamese nationals as part of the localisation programme of its workforce.
OGP, which is wholly-owned by PETRONAS, was also the project management consultant for the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) terminal and bottling plant at Hai Phong near Hanoi. Apart from Vietnam, OGP has also provided its services and expertise in managing projects in Thailand, Brunei, the Philippines and Sudan.
PMPC is a joint venture company formed in 1997 between PETRONAS (50 percent), PetroVietnam (43 percent) and Tramatsuco, which is the trading arm of the People’s Committee of the Baria-Vung Tau Province (seven percent). The company is undertaking the development and operation of the PVC plant, which is located in the Phy My Industrial area in the Province. The US$70 million facility, which will have an annual production capacity of 100,000 tonnes, is currently under construction and is scheduled to be completed in the third quarter of next year.
Legal & Corporate Affairs Division