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PETRONAS, Emerson to Collaborate on Digital Transformation and Decarbonization Initiatives

PETRONAS has recently inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with global technology and software company Emerson (NYSE:EMR) to drive digital transformation and decarbonization initiatives.

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The two companies are building on their decades-long relationship to develop advanced automation solutions. Over the past few years, Emerson has been collaborating with PETRONAS to identify digitalization and decarbonization opportunities while localizing a services and solutions portfolio.

The agreement was signed between PETRONAS Head of Group Technical Solutions (GTS), Project Delivery and Technology (PD&T), M Iskandar Bakeri and Emerson Vice President and General Manager of Automation Solutions (Malaysia), Khairil Affandi Akhiruddin. PETRONAS Head (Engineering), GTS, PD&T, Badrul Hisham Ibrahim together with Emerson Director of Marketing (Asia Pacific), Robert Halgren witnessed the signing.

Iskandar said, "Emerson has a comprehensive portfolio of industry expertise and a network of global industry centers. Through this collaboration, we look forward to enhancing our remote operation capability and strengthening our cybersecurity, while at the same time accelerating our carbon footprint reduction and improving asset efficiency and operational excellence.”

The agreement will pave the way for PETRONAS and Emerson to collaborate on extracting Highway Addressable Remote Transducer (HART) diagnostic data from field instrument and control systems, developing effective predictive analytics and optimizing wireless instrument performance. These are used in process control applications and in the implementation of cybersecurity improvements to strengthen threat monitoring capabilities, achieve higher security level compliance as well as develop measurement and automation solutions to support sustainability and decarbonization initiatives focusing on carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS), hydrogen and ammonia.

Commenting on the latest collaboration, Khairil Affandi said, “We are very grateful for our ongoing collaboration with PETRONAS. This agreement will further strengthen our synergy on sustainability and digital transformation – key priorities for both organizations.”

PETRONAS is progressively pursuing its goal to achieve Net Zero Carbon Emissions (NZCE) by 2050 with focused efforts in place to decarbonize its operations through innovative solutions, especially on cleaner energy options, and operational excellence that reduces carbon footprints.

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About Emerson

Emerson (NYSE: EMR) is a global technology and software company providing innovative solutions for the world’s essential industries. Through its leading automation portfolio, including its majority stake in AspenTech, Emerson helps hybrid, process and discrete manufacturers optimize operations, protect personnel, reduce emissions and achieve their sustainability goals. For more information, visit

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