Launch of Pestech Railway Power Analysis Laboratory

Ir Paul Lim (left) unveiling the Pestech Railway Power Analysis Laboratory sign as Prof Ewe looks on

Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science (LKC FES) held the Launch of Pestech Railway Power Analysis Laboratory on 23 May 2022 at Sungai Long Campus. Gracing the launch were Pestech International Berhad Managing Director-cum-Group CEO Ir Paul Lim Pay Chuan, UTAR President Ir Prof Dr Ewe Hong Tat and Pestech Technology Sdn Bhd Chief Executive Officer G. Paismanathan.

The new Pestech Railway Power Analysis Lab aims to help UTAR students and staff study the simulation of power systems and railway systems. In particular, the Electrical Transient and Analysis Program (ETAP) software, one of the most advanced software for electrical power systems modelling and simulation, will be used in the teaching of subjects such as Railway Electrification Systems, Advanced Railway Electrifications Systems and Electrical Design and Utilisation.

From left: Nur Syafiqah Azman, Puvanevaran, Paismanathan, Ir Paul Lim, Prof Ewe, Ts Dr Yap, Ts Dr Lee and Ir Dr Chua during the launching ceremony

Also present at the launching ceremony were LKC FES Dean Assoc Prof Ts Dr Yap Wun She, LKC FES Deputy Dean for Student Development and Industrial Training Assoc Prof Ts Dr Lee Kim Yee, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Head Assoc Prof Ir Dr Chang Yoong Choon, Centre for Railway Infrastructure and Engineering Chairperson Assoc Prof Ir Dr Chua Kein Huat, Assoc Prof Ir Dr Wong Jianhui, Division of Community and International Networking Director Assoc Prof Dr Lai Soon Onn, Pestech Sdn Bhd Head of Sales Puvanesvaran, Pestech Sdn Bhd Marketing and Corporate Communication Executive Nur Syafiqah Azman.

Prof Ewe (left) and Paismanathan delivering their speech

In Prof Ewe’s speech, he said, “This laboratory represents UTAR’s commitment to expanding its’ engineering research and studies as well as providing improved facilities that will help our students and staff in researching railway systems that will benefit society. The collaboration between UTAR and Pestech enables students to expand their knowledge about railway and power systems, whilst researching and innovating the railway systems for the future. I hope that both parties can continue to have a productive relationship in future projects. Together, we can innovate and evolve the future of our country’s railway systems.”

Paismanathan said, “We are here today for this auspicious ceremony to witness and partake in another achievement for UTAR towards academic excellence. The railway sector has been identified as the fastest growing industry which needs more than 100,000 professionals in the railway industry in the coming years. The country needs more homegrown talents as we are depending more on foreign employees currently. We hope to continue to collaborate with UTAR in the future and hope to have more UTAR engineers who can spearhead the railway industry.”

Prof Ewe (right) presenting the token of appreciation to Ir Paul Lim (left)


A tour of the Pestech Railway Power Analysis Laboratory

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