Brunei Methanol Company
BMC ATTENDS THE 15TH METHANOL TECHNICAL MEETING IN TOKYO, JAPAN
Our plant function representatives recently attended the 15th Methanol Technical Meeting in Tokyo, Japan.
Hosted by our main shareholder, Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc. (MGC), this event is held every two years in Japan, where representatives from MGC-related joint ventures and businesses around the world gathered under one roof to share technical knowledge, lessons learned from incidents, and industry updated best practices.
The forum was attended by, amongst others, representatives from MGC, Metanol de Oriente, S.A. (METOR), Ar-Razi Saudi Methanol Co., Caribbean Gas Chemical Limited (CGCL), and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd (MHI). It was an avenue where several improvements made by the other methanol plants were discussed extensively such as online repairs which avoided costly shutdowns, CO2 injection projects that successfully reduced the plant’s energy intensity, and carbon capture technology implementation experience around the world.
A welcoming reception was hosted on the evening of 13 March 2023 to formally introduce all members of the joint ventures. Mr. Masahiko Naito, MGC General Manager, Marketing Department, Methanol Division delivered the welcoming remarks.
Our representatives made their way to MGC’s methanol plant at Niigata upon the conclusion of the forum. This visit provided additional insights into how MGC manages their research and production assets of various downstream commodity chemical manufacturing produced from methanol feedstocks. They also had a tour of the catalyst production sites.
It was truly an amazing opportunity for our representatives to see many familiar faces as well as to observe and learn more about how MGC operate its facilities and how we can further improve to be a world-class methanol supplier of choice.
BMC’s representative attended the 15th Methanol Technical Meeting at the Bayside Hotel Azur Takeshiba, Tokyo from 13 - 14 March 2023.
From left to right: Mr. Md Niekman bin Hj Matassan, Maintenance Planner and Schedule; Mr. Abdul Afiq bin Junaidi, Operation Engineer; Mr. Ivan Teo, Maintenance Manager; and Mr. Nobuyuki Domon, Senior Maintenance Manager.
BMC’s representatives with BMC’s former Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Kaneshige Kubushiro at the 15th Methanol Technical Meeting.
BMC’s Maintenance Manager, Mr. Ivan Teo delivering a welcoming speech at the welcoming reception hosted by Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc. (MGC).
A group photo of representatives from BMC, Metanol de Oriente, S.A. (METOR), Ar-Razi Saudi Methanol Co. and Caribbean Gas Chemical Limited (CGCL) at the Welcoming Reception hosted by Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc. (MGC).
A group photo of BMC's representatives with Caribbean Gas Chemical Limited.
A group photo of BMC's representatives with Ar-Razi Saudi Methanol Co.
A group photo of BMC's representatives with Metanol de Oriente, S.A. (METOR).
Lunch gathering at La Trattoria Estorto Restaurant in Niigata consisting of representatives from BMC, Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc. (MGC), Ar-Razi Saudi Methanol Co., and Caribbean Gas Chemical Limited.
BMC’s Operation Engineer, Mr. Abdul Afiq bin Junaidi with BMC’s former Senior Operation Manager Mr. Hiroyuki Gonoi at Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc. (MGC) Niigata Plant.