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Danny Chua
14th Executive Council President Association of Process Industry
to advance Singapore’s national agenda on sustainable development and the energy and chemicals industry is an integral part of this development. Under this plan, Jurong Island is to be transformed into a sustainable energy and chemicals park.
Some plant owners have made their shift to clean energy. Amongst them are Shell, which is building Asia’s largest pyrolysis oil upgrader unit for recycling plastic waste at Bukom, and ExxonMobil, which has plans to expand its production of higher-value base stocks for lubricants and distillates from fuel oil and other bottom-of-the-barrel crude products.
But as many of the plant owners are researching and piloting solutions, it presents an opportunity for ASPRI members to work with clients to realise this transition. To support members in their effort, ASPRI have come up with a 4C framework targeted at different levels - the national, industry, enterprise and individual levels.
The first ‘C’ refers to Carbon Goals. As ASPRI is aligned with government’s efforts to decarbonise, it is taking steps to enable members to get up to speed. Besides conducting seminars on new ideas, concepts or technologies that members can adopt as they make this transition, ASPRI will be organising trade missions to the Netherlands and the Middle East to learn how companies are transforming to this new future and explore possible partnerships.
The second ‘C’, Collaborations for Change, is targeted at the industry level. Together with potential partners ASPRI will work
to accelerate members growth and create new unique business propositions. Some of these collaborations may include technology scouting, support for sustainability reporting and green project financing.
The third ‘C’, Capability Development, is pitched at the enterprise level. Apart from supporting members manpower capability development in areas such as carbon measurement and sustainability management, ASPRI will also support members on their digitalisation journey.
And finally, the last ‘C’, Champions for Sustainability, is focused on galvanising the collective efforts of interested members, dedicated to a more sustainable future. To enable this, ASPRI is launching a sustainability chapter which will serve as a platform where members can meet and exchange ideas, and give feedback on the direction the association should take.
As digitisation is a precursor to transforming and thriving in a more sustainable future, the Digital Readiness Index (DRI) was launched by ASPRI at its Silver Jubilee gala dinner on 20 July 2022. Created in response to members’ feedback, DRI is a holistic process where ASPRI will walk the digitalisation journey with members.
Members will complete a set of curated questions which were developed after peer and literature review and had been pilot tested with some 40 members. An e-report will then be generated for each company, with
industry benchmarking. A member of ASPRI’s programme office will then walk the company through the e-report and support the company in its digitisation effort.
As this is the first message I am writing as President, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the immediate past President Charles Quek for his commitment and steadfast leadership. For 10 years he served tirelessly to advance the interests of ASPRI and its members, leaving behind a proud legacy which is truly inspirational. To my fellow ASPRI and council members, I place on record my gratitude for entrusting me with the role of President.
 Digital transformation for the industry
 Danny Chua

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