L-R: Prof. Obanisola Sadiq, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, UNILAG, Dr. Mrs Atoke Ogunibayo, HOD Petroleum and Chemical Engineering Department, Unilag, Mr. Olayinka Oluwatimehin, GCEO/Founder Amazon Energy
A new well-equipped Virtual Training Room has been donated to the University of Lagos’ Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Department to help promote technology and the practical component of engineering.
The Virtual Training Room was commissioned last Thursday at the Department by a team from Amazon Energy, led by the Group Chief Executive Officer, Engr. David Olayinka T. Oluwatimehin, who earned a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Lagos, and senior members of the Faculty of Engineering, led by the Dean, Professor Obanisola Mufutau Sadiq and the Head of Department Dr. Atoke Ogunibayo.
The initiative is part of the Corporate Social Responsibility of the organisation championed by Amazon Energy Foundation (AEF) its CSR arm. The company’s (CSR) activities cuts across everything the organization does. Amazon Energy is committed to behaving ethically and contributing to economic development. “I realised that students need to do what they have to do in school and come out and education has given a background for us. More important for me is the need to mentor these young ones, Oluwatimehin said.
Prior to the commissioning of the Virtual Training Room, Engr. Oluwatimehin informed the distinguished audience about the great strides Amazon Energy has made and their vision and mission.
According to him, “Amazon Energy is an integrated energy services company today we started out doing engineering we have since integrated our processes to include fully EPC for several years.
“We started doing full EPC work engineering and construction and procurement about 8 years ago, having upgraded our management systems to enable us to do EPC work. We have been ISO certified for engineering over 10 years ago but recently got our ISO certificate for EPC work. Recently, we picked up an EPC job where we were flaring down 20 million cubic metres of gas. “We have designed and built four compressors, two ATM compressors and two LB compressors the client upgraded the scope of the work and added a 24-inch 18.5KM pipeline across the River Niger which we built in four months, and it’s already delivering gas.
To demonstrate how the Training Room works, the Managing Director/Chief Operating Officer, Amazon Energy, Engr. Chinedu Okpareke, who watched history being made via virtual participation, addressed the audience.
The Virtual Training Room is available to all Chemical and Petroleum Engineering student, which will help increase their accessibility to information thereby improving their technical skills.
The Dean, Prof. Sadiq said the Virtual Training Room would serve them well and would be put to very good use for the education of the students.
According to the HOD, Dr. Ogunibayo, “Amazon Energy surpassed our expectation.”